Job Description:

HR Generalist

  •  24 Months Fixed Term Contract
  •  Kapiti Coast/Flexible working arrangements
  • Close-knit team, great culture and working environment

Join a forward-thinking organisation committed to excellence in HR practices and creating a positive workplace culture that drives organisational success.

About Us

Community Connections – Te Hapori Awhina Tangata is a community-based service that provides support for people with disabilities and their families. Our goal is to enable people with disabilities to live in their own homes, connect with their community, and enjoy an independent, fulfilling life.

About the role

As an HR generalist, you will be a key member of our team, playing a critical role in managing all aspects of employee relationships. This includes performance management, mediation, disciplinary actions, and grievances. Your duties will also involve streamlining the disciplinary process and providing training to staff. You will have the opportunity to contribute to exciting projects such as recognition programs, coaching, career success planning, compensation and benefits, and more, all aimed at enhancing our workplace culture and supporting our mission.

About you:

Ideally, you would have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar position and have a proven track record in supporting and delivering a range of HR-related projects. You must have a strong understanding of and comply with ER legislation, and have experience in supporting leaders through employment processes. We value pragmatism, solution-focus, and kindness. You must be passionate about delivering results and believe in the value of strong, positive, trusting teams who work together as one.

We truly value people and their stories, and we strive to build capability in people, communities, and our team. We believe in an inclusive New Zealand where everyone is respected and valued for who they are. 

Join us in shaping the future of our organisation and empowering our employees to thrive!  Apply now to be part of our HR team!!!

Only applicants with the legal entitlement to work in New Zealand will be considered.


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