People & Capability Advisor


Location: Auckland

Job Type: Full time


Ventia Pty Ltd

  • Enjoy a wide variety of stakeholders and business sectors!
  • Take ownership of the ER function in New Zealand to specialize and develop your career
  • Gain opportunities to work on ANZ wide ER and HR projects

Contribute to Ventia’s exciting opportunity to take ownership of ER across diverse business sectors at a complex multinational organisation.

What’s in it for me?
Join this exciting and diverse role that will see you working collaboratively with key business stakeholders. There is absolute diversity in your day-to-day tasks, and you will have an impact on practically every team within the wider business.

There are not many companies that offer the opportunity to work on the various sectors we look after therefore you will gain lots of knowledge and understanding that will contribute to your overall professional development. We are one of the largest suppliers of essential services in the region and are proud to provide the expertise to keep the infrastructure working for our communities. No one else does exactly what we do in the way we do it.

About the Role
An opportunity is available for an experienced Employee Relations specialist to work with HRBPs and business managers. This role provides specialist advice and expertise in all ER-related matters. The focus of the role is to ensure the business is meeting legislative requirements whilst aligning with contractual needs. This role will suit someone with strong influencing skills who can create tailored solutions for a wide variety of ER challenges.

Your knowledge of relevant legislative frameworks will enable you to act as Employee Relations subject matter expert and direct your stakeholders through disciplinary processes, consultations, and restructures. You will also contribute your expertise to help HR business partners with a variety of other projects and activities that eventuate in our ever-evolving organisation.

The HR team at Ventia in New Zealand is a small, close-knit, collaborative and supportive unit. HR at Ventia is a shared service that touches every aspect of the business throughout the country. Ventia is a very diverse business, both in terms of the make-up of our personnel and the types of work that we do. The diversity and complexity of the areas in which we operate mean that there is a consistent flow of new challenges and constant learning opportunities.

About You
To be successful in this role, you will have strong experience in Employee Relations experience, or have been in a similar Advisory role, ideally supporting regional portfolios. You will need to be a self-starter, focused, flexible, detail-and oriented, and understand that this role will require you to take initiative to build relationships to coach and advise managers to look after their team. A strong, courageous personality and excellent communication skills are key to your success in this role along with the following:

  • Previous experience in a similar role in a blue-collar, unionised workforce environment
  • Experience in managing employee and industrial relations issues within New Zealand (Australia is a bonus)
  • Strong understanding of employment legislation as well as the ability to interpret industrial/collective instruments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships quickly
  • An ability to work flexibly and adaptively in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders

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Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undergo a skills assessment test, online medical, and a Ministry of Justice check.

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