Jun 122019

  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 11-JUN-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/10045
  • Job Title: Human Resources Assistant
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Human Resources Assistant

New Zealand Police

Ellerslie, Auckland

Fixed Term until 26 June 2020, Full-time

Remuneration range: $47,726.00 – $64,570.00

Job Requisition ID 10045


NZ Police have an exciting opportunity for a competent Human Resources (HR) Assistant to join our HR Support Services team based at 323 Great South Road, Ellerslie. We are a strong HR team who aim to delivery service excellence through commitment, collaboration and continuous improvement.

As an HR Assistant, you will demonstrate a high level of competence in the performance of all HR administrative duties. In addition, you will possess well developed interpersonal skills, strong communication skills and be able to provide good customer service. Your ability to be discrete in relation to confidential matters and the use of your initiative to solve complex tasks will be necessary for success in this role.

We offer a great team and professional working environment. If this sounds interesting and you believe you are the person we are looking for, please apply now!


Skills – to be considered for this role you will be able to:

  • Communicate with integrity and respect
  • Evaluate situations though using an open mind and have the confidence in recognising when to ask for help
  • Demonstrate personal commitment and responsibility in order to ensure you deliver your work consistently to a high standard and in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate proficient keyboard skills and experience in Microsoft Office application, including Word, Excel and Outlook


Experience – you will have:

  • Experience using SAP is essential
  • Recent experience working in a large HR team in a complex and diverse environment
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred, but not essential


Special Requirements:

  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident, or hold a valid work visa.


Competencies: – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Solve
  • Deliver

For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in Auckland
  • This is a fixed term opportunity until 26 June 2020


To view the position description for this role, please copy & paste the following link in a new browser:



If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply for this position.



If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.

If you have questions before you apply, contact the team by emailing

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 18 June 2019.

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