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General Manager – People and Capability

Job title: General Manager – People and Capability


Job description: Reporting to the Director Corporate and Public Transport Services, with a dotted line to the CEO, this senior role leads the People & Capability and Payroll teams (approx. 20 people), developing and overseeing the delivery of strategies that attract, build, and retain people capability. You will:

  • Become a trusted advisor for the Chief Executive, Council and Directors, providing guidance on all people and employment related matters;
  • Be part of organisational change programmes, fostering an inclusive, positive and innovative culture;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of P&C policy and systems, remuneration, talent and performance management strategies and solutions;
  • Develop and implement the employee relations strategy, managing union-related matters, including Collective Agreement negotiations;
  • Contribute towards valued relationships with all ten Papatipu Rūnanga within the Canterbury rohe (area) and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Taking action together to shape a thriving and resilient Canterbury, now and for future generations. Toitū te marae o Tāne, toitū te marae o Tangaroa, toitū te iwi.Mātau ā-wheako | Skills & ExperienceSuccess in this role will rely upon authentic leadership and your ability to apply a strategic as well as operational and cultural lens to decision making, using high levels of political awareness, resilience and mana. You will have:

  • Senior P&C generalist experience covering a wide range of technical HR functions (at least 15 years);
  • An understanding of the machinery of Local Government/public sector (desirable);
  • Operated at senior level, understand the diplomatic nuances and how to keep the organisation safe;
  • Strong leadership experience, with proven ability to influence others, motivate, and develop people;
  • Proven experience leading change and talent management strategies, understanding which levers to pull;
  • Experience with collective negotiations; and sound experience in applying legal precedents and legislation;
  • Strong relationship management skills and able to work with a broad range of stakeholders including unions, Executive Leadership Team, Council and staff at all levels;
  • An understanding of the evolving public sector obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi; experience in integrating Māori perspectives and values into organisational practice.

Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha │ About Environment CanterburyEnvironment Canterbury governs the largest region in the South Island, with its area of jurisdiction comprising all river catchments on the east coast of the South Island from the Clarence River, north of Kaikoura, to the Waitaki River in South Canterbury. The region includes the Canterbury Plains, North and South Canterbury and the major braided rivers of the South Island. With a vision and purpose of “Taking action together to shape a thriving and resilient Waitaha / Canterbury, now and for future generations” Environment Canterbury is responsible for managing the region’s natural resources – the air, soil, water, and the impact of land use on the environment.Whanonga Pono | ValuesManaakitanga | People first – people, customers and staff come firstWhanaungatanga | Collaboration – together works bestKaitiakitanga | Stewardship – good decisions today for tomorrowPononga | Integrity – trust in us and our informationMāiatanga | Can do – be brave and make it happenLouise GreenMore InfoTo apply in confidence now. Please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be sent by email.Applications close on 02 July 2024FilterSearchSearchChief Operating OfficerWellingtonTransformational leadership opportunity working with the talented people at the heart of our communities.Manager Marketing & CommunicationsWellingtonTransformational marketing role working with the talented people at the heart of our communities.Principal │ TumuakiChristchurchCareer enhancing Principal role for visionary leader in one of New Zealand’s leading co-educational secondary schools.

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Location: Christchurch

Job posting date: Tue, 11 Jun 2024 23:53:01 GMT

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