21 Sep 2020

Fixed-term Employment Relations Lead – Pay Equity – Wellington

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

Employment Relations Lead – Pay Equity

  • Fixed-term 18 months
  • Wellington

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

Help shape the future of education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

ELSA – Early Learning and Student Achievement

At the heart of our work is making sure that every day, in every early learning service, kōhanga reo, school, and kura, the education workforce and curriculum delivery is world class, and focused on what New Zealanders need for their best future.

About Pay Equity

The Pay Equity team is responsible for investigating and settling education sector pay equity claims. This is done in accordance with the State Sector Pay Equity Claims Framework and the requirements of the Equal Pay Amendment Act 2020.

Pay equity means that people are paid equally for doing work of equal value. It acknowledges the value of the skills, responsibilities and demands of workers in female dominated occupations that have suffered from gender-based discrimination because of perceptions and prejudices about the value of ‘women’s work’.

About this role

The Employment Relations Lead, Pay Equity takes a lead role within the Pay Equity team and ensures the Ministry’s employment relations approach to pay equity is well-informed, integrated with other Ministry work programmes and is well implemented.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have advanced experience and skills in industrial advocacy, and directly relevant work areas which could include HR management, project management, policy analysis, and payroll management.

You will have strong relationship management skills and natural ability to engage in a collaborative approach.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to the investigation and settlement of major Pay Equity claims with the education sector.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

How to Apply

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/663235_jobdesc.pdf If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the 'apply online' button. For further information, please contact Gemma Allen-Collins at


Job Categories: HR / Recruitment. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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