14 Jun 2019

Full-Time Strategic Business Partner – Fixed-term contract till June 2020 – Wellington

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

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 work to help shape the future of Education.

About our team

The People Capability team supports the organisation to look after our greatest strength – our people. We understand that to get the best outcomes for children and young people, our people need to be at their best too. Tangata – putting our people first is important to us.

We’re currently expanding our team to grow our capability to deliver key strategic outcomes including:

  • building education’s ability to attract, recruit and retain great people
  • supporting a highly-motivated, engaged, collaborative and diverse workforce
  • developing our people’s skills and capability to contribute to strong organisational performance
  • delivering excellent advice and service.

About this role

Due to an internal movement we’re looking for a highly-experienced Strategic Business Partner to work with Ministry business groups.

This is a key leadership position providing people-related strategic advice to our Deputy Secretaries and leadership teams within the portfolio of business groups.

This is a critical role, where you’ll be supporting workforce planning, the development of capability across groups and organisation change to support strong future business performance.

The Strategic Business Partner reports to the Chief People Officer and is part of the People Capability Leadership team and ensures consistent processes and practices across the business.

You’ll also be leading a small team of HR advisors and ensuring delivery of seamless HR support to the business.

About you

You’ll be an experienced human resources professional with a track record of providing credible and trusted strategic analysis and advice at a senior level. You’ll understand business strategy and practice and be adept at building strong working relationships and developing trust and credibility with managers and staff.

We’re looking for an astute, articulate, thought leader and influencer, who anticipates change and proactively develops and implements strategies for building a highly capable, skilled and diverse workforce who has the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.

This is a challenging and rewarding role, where you’ll have the opportunity to help shape a highly visible area of our business that has a direct impact on the experience of children and young people in our education system.

Are you ready to make a difference?

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.

Sounds like you? If this opportunity interests you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.

For further information please contact Kim Mcgregor, 04 4631541 or kim.mcgregor@education.govt.nz


How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please visit our website to apply for the role.
Please review the position description here.

Applications close on Friday, 28 June 2019.

Job Categories: Government and Defence. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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