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People & Culture Advisor - Holmes

Wellington Advisor


For more than six decades, Holmes has led the engineering industry in invention, creativity and quality. During that time we’ve worked right across New Zealand and the world, delivering premium structural, fire and civil solutions to thousands of landmark projects. To find out more about Life@Holmes go to About us - Holmes (


About the role

We’re looking for a People & Culture Advisor to join our close-knit P&C team.  Reporting to the People & Culture Director based in Auckland, you’ll be responsible for providing generalist people & culture (HR) support across the employee lifecycle for our central (Wellington) portfolio. 

You’ll be involved in a wide range of activities including onboarding, immigration and employment legislation compliance, remuneration processes, and participating in our performance and development framework. You’ll be part of exciting projects and new initiatives that tie in with our Holmes company strategy. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys the balance of providing generalist P&C advice, administrative support, and being challenged along the way with no two days being the same! Based in Wellington, this role would form part of a regionally spread P&C team with colleagues in our other locations of Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. 


About you

To be considered for this role, you’ll be tertiary qualified, and already working at the level of an HR / P&C Advisor with a minimum of 3 years’ experience. You’ll be a trusted advisor, who builds rapport and credibility with ease, and is able to work independently as part of a remote P&C team. 

You’ll also have strong organisational skills and flexibility to manage multiple priorities across different practices and regions.  If you’ve got a flair for data analytics, and solid knowledge in the employment relations space this is also highly desirable.

Having experience working within a professional services environment would be helpful but not essential, and with the regional aspect of the role, you’ll need to be happy to travel from time to time (domestic only). 


Working with Holmes

In return, you’ll get to be part of a high performing team, in a great Wellington location. The culture is pretty special too—we celebrate and reward successes, we nurture career development, and we’re always looking for opportunities to make things even better for the awesome people that work at Holmes. 

Hard work's a big part of what's got us where we are today, but it's not the final word. At Holmes, we have a vibrant, fun culture. If sport is your thing, you can join our touch, , or football teams. Bootcamps, ski and cycle trips are also on the menu if you want to get involved, and we’ve got a social club set up in Wellington with a range of social functions throughout the year if they take your fancy. 

And to top it off, we offer other great benefits including:

  • Generous paid parental leave allowance
  • Paid day off a year to do volunteer work
  • Insurance benefits (medical, life, trauma, critical illness)
  • Being part of our company profit share scheme

If this sounds like you then head on over to our careers page to apply…  Job vacancies - Holmes (


Our vision at Holmes is to be more representative of the communities we serve—and the places we live and work. Holmes people are encouraged to dream big and empowered to achieve their goals in an environment where we recognise and value diversity. Our commitment is to provide all of our great people equitable support and opportunity to thrive, grow and develop.

Employment Type:  Permanent

Capability Level:  Advises

Domains of Knowledge: HR Administration. Policy and Process Design. Analytics and Data Science. Employment Relations. Remuneration and Rewards. Learning and Development. Employee Engagement and Experience. Workforce Planning. HR Systems and Technology

 This employer recognises the value of Professional Accreditation with HRNZ. 

Find out more about Professional Accreditation and The Path - the Capability Framework for HR Professionals


Posted on 03 November 2023