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People Business Partner - Waikato District Council

Waikato HR Business Partner


Te Kaunihera aa Takiwaa o Waikato (Waikato District Council) is committed to 'Liveable. Thriving and Connected Communities' and to do that we need great people.

Are you looking for a new opportunity or want to expand your horizons? We're looking for someone who enjoys working collaboratively on mahi that is fast paced and equally rewarding, not to mention being a part of shaping the future of the Waikato District!


About the role

As a People Business Partner, you'll be the go-to person for our leaders, supporting them in retaining, developing, and empowering our incredible people to perform at their best.

You'll be a strategic partner, collaborating with leaders to align their goals with the bigger picture, and providing guidance and support on all people-related matters, including employee relations.

You'll take a risk management approach and be a skilled coach. Coaching is a key part of our culture here at WDC, so the right person for this role is comfortable with sitting in the coaching space even through difficult conversations.

We're looking for someone with a genuine passion for partnering, someone with a strategic mindset and the ability to build strong relationships and foster trust. We'd also really like someone with a creative approach to problem-solving, we love thinking outside the box!

If you're a skilled in all things HR, care about people and understand what it means to truly partner, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you. We're not your typical Council, we're all about bringing personality and passion to the table - so please share your personality with us through your application!


Why join our team

Our head office is based in north Waikato's, Ngaruawahia, 15 minutes from Hamilton or an hour or so from Auckland against the traffic. You've got the benefits of an easy commute, free parking, work-life balance, flexible working, Waikato River walks and the chance to hit the Hakarimatas on your lunch break.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We welcome applicants who are keen on rolling up their sleeves and helping to bring this to life. We ensure all parts of our recruitment and employment processes are carried out without discrimination.

We have a strong safety culture and as part of this our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes alcohol and drug testing.  

To apply for this job, please go online to and enter the job code 26203HRINZ


Application Closing Date: Sunday, 8th October at 11:55pm

Posted on 19 September 2023