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Position Title: Human Resources Consultant
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 23/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 12/03/2021 11PM
Job #: 065290
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Human Resources Consultant

  • What drives you?
  • What makes you tick?
  • What makes you different?

If you want to make a difference as an HR practitioner, then working for Southern DHB is quite the opportunity! 

About the Role – what’s in it for me?
Our team structure means you’ll work closely with and support an HR Business Partner to provide a high-quality stakeholder experience of human resources.  In this unionised workforce environment, the ability to understand employment agreements is critical, and you’ll become well versed in our people policies - engaging broadly throughout the business to provide advice and support in order to apply these.  

While we don’t expect you to arrive in the role with this knowledge, there will be a strong focus on quickly developing your understanding on how the health workforce functions. 

About you

  • You’ve got passion. You’re deeply interested in people and you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes to support best practice HR
  • You’ll have a qualification that relates to HR because there was something about human resources that piqued your interest
  • You’ll likely already have spent time in an HR role, so you know it’s right for you; or if you don’t have the commercial experience, you’ll bring a baseline knowledge of employee relations, employment law and practices
  • You’re organised, timely, responsive and a structured logical thinker. You put your head down and work, and you’re approachable, flexible and accommodating 
  • You’re fun to be around, you’re energising, and you happily shoulder a load when your colleagues are under pressure, just as they’ll do for you
  • You’re a team player, but not just in HR – here you get to play on multiple teams throughout the business

What makes you different? You’re intuitive with that innate ability to see things from many perspectives. This allows you to support, influence, coach, advise, encourage and at times inspire. 

You follow your instincts. You question. You’re a thinker, and while we need you to be able to closely follow set HR processes, we encourage you also to challenge your own (and others’) thinking when you need to. Your ability to communicate comes naturally and you build relationships based on trust and integrity.

About the Southern DHB
The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to over 315,000 people. We take pride in the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our population. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the heart of everything we do. 

Why Southern?
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Friday, 12 March 2021

For further information please contact Sarah Burgess, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate Directorate on (03) 470 9021

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for. 

How to Apply  
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