Human Resources Manager – Waimakariri District Council – Canterbury

The Waimakariri District Council is seeking to appoint a Human Resources Manager on a permanent full-time basis in Rangiora, North Canterbury. The Waimakariri District offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities and is a very desirable location, being less than 30 minutes’ drive from Christchurch.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will provide strategic and operational leadership and guidance in the areas of employee relations, health and safety, learning and development, organisational development and performance management. You will possess drive, enthusiasm and a positive nature to assist the Council to meet its business and human resources goals and objectives. Your leadership style and management skills will allow you to continue to develop and oversee a small but highly performing human resources team.

A high level of emotional intelligence, commitment to continuous improvement and an ability to develop and maintain superb interpersonal relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders will be essential. You will be results oriented, an excellent coach and mentor, exercise a high level of judgement, integrity and discretion and be prepared to go the extra mile.

Previous experience and success in a Senior Human Resources role with a minimum of six years’ experience in a large organisation is required. In addition to this requirement, you must be a holder of a recognised human resources qualification or equivalent in a related discipline. An understanding of Local Government would be an advantage but is not essential.

In return, we offer you a very competitive remuneration package, a friendly work environment, development opportunities working for a valued based organisation that strives to be an ‘employer of choice’.

You are invited to send your curriculum vitae with covering letter and completed job application form to: Roxanne Ramsay, Personal Assistant, Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Private Bag 1005, Rangiora 7440 or email your curriculum vitae, covering letter and completed job application form to or apply online at

Applications close on 14 August 2015.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

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