Timaru District is a thriving and innovative community. It is the central hub for the South Island, servicing a large agricultural heartland, with a growing economy that provides the import and export gateway for primary sectors. We boast a Top 10 most loved beach in New Zealand and have access to mountains, rivers and lakes, making Timaru an ideal destination for recreational, sporting and cultural pursuits.
Let’s not forget about that seven minute commute to work!
The Timaru District Council aims to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of communities, to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of its communities in the present and for the future. With around 400 staff, there are a diverse range of roles from front facing community to support and technical specialists.
The Position / Person
TDC’s Engagement & Culture Directorate are on the lookout for an Engagement & Culture (formally known as HR) Coordinator to get involved in a diverse range of activities that support our most vital resource - our awesome people! Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect…
Your challenge will be coordinating the day to day HR operations and administration processes for the team. You will be at the forefront of the recruitment process, preparing relevant employee documentation and implementing Health & Wellbeing Strategy activities.
This role will also see you leading engaging on-boarding programmes that familiarise new employees with their role, their team and our values.
Working across the organisation, you will need to be a great communicator, both written and verbal, and have the natural ability to build rapport quickly to engage with our people at all levels.
We’re looking for a problem solver who can fill in the gaps when pieces of the puzzle are missing. You’ll work efficiently whilst not compromising on attention to detail, and when it comes to juggling multiple priorities - you will have it covered.
Knowledge of employment legislation, an understanding of HR principles and practice and experience working with payroll would be an added advantage. Needless to say, you’ll be about as switched-on as they come.
If you’re passionate about our people, an all-round good sort and ready for a challenge, let us know. This role is full-time, 40 hours per week.
Check out a copy of the position description here. For further information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job. Applications close 5pm, 27 January 2022 and can be registered through our careers website www.timaru.govt.nz/jobs.
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