Toi Pūmanawa — Director, People and Capability - Fisher Leadership
Wellington, New Zealand
Close Date: 22/10/2021
REF: VUWdpc0921
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Toi Pūmanawa — Director, People and Capability

Wellington, New Zealand
Close Date: 22/10/2021
REF: VUWdpc0921
  • Are you looking for a strategic HR leadership opportunity at the Senior Leadership level?
  • Have you successfully led and delivered best practice HR in large and complex organisations?
  • Are you experienced in service delivery, organisational transformation, and employment relations?

Mō Te Herenga Waka – About the University
Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university.
Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.
Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role
As Toi Pūmanawa — Director, People and Capability, you will report to the Vice Chancellor, be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, be an ambassador of the University values, and lead a multidisciplinary Human Resources team of over 50 staff at Wellington’s second largest employer. The University is transforming as the tertiary sector embraces digital services, responds to the impacts of Covid, and sees record research funding.
As the Human Resources team reviews its own services, and implements digital solutions, the role has the opportunity to develop the vision for this function at the University and transform the services that supports the University as it strives to achieve its strategic plan and ambitions.
Ō pūmanawa – About you
You will be a dynamic and experienced HR leader with a track record of operating at a strategic level in large and complex organisations. You will be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in people leadership, stakeholder management, and navigating senior leadership structures in organisations.  A strong commitment to and understanding of the bi-cultural context of New Zealand will be important.
Your career to date will show you to be an astute HR professional, connected to the HR community, and current with HR best practices globally. Your experience will include organisational design, employee relations, and influencing organisational culture. You will be able to show the capability to lead multi-disciplinary teams of HR practitioners to a shared vision, and demonstrate how you have transformed services, fostered digital adoption, and enabled innovation.
Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe – Why you should join the team
Our team is diverse, supportive, and passionate. We care about the University, the staff we support, and most importantly our students. The University’s values are our values, our work matters and makes a difference. This is a unique opportunity to lead a HR team through transformation and influence an organisation.
The benefits of working at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
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For a confidential discussion, please call Kirsten Henderson (New Zealand) on 0800 605 010 or Andrew Norton (Melbourne) on +61 1300 347 437.
To Apply
Please click on ‘Apply online’, using reference VUWdpc0921 and include your cover letter and full curriculum vitae.

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