HR Advisor

  • Hato Hone St John
  • Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 13 Sep, 2022
Full time Human Resources and Recruitment

Job Description

  • Competitive salary + range of employee benefits
  • Hybrid working; collaborative and high trust culture
  • Develop your career within a diverse, values driven organisation  


About the role

As one of St John's HR Advisors, you’ll be part of our HR Business Partnering team which consists of 18 experienced practitioners; and our wider People function which is made up approximately 70, so there are plenty of opportunities to grow and develop your career. Our environment is diverse with St John operating a front-line ambulance service, as well as community health programmes and our commercial endeavours.  We have approximately 13,000 members, both volunteers and paid employees working side by side - so this is really a unique opportunity to add to your HR skillset.

In the role, you’ll provide advice and guidance to people leaders on all aspects of the employment relationship, growing manager capability and mitigating risk to the organisation.

This varied role entails general HR advisory mahi within the wider HR Business Partnering Team, driving the development of high-performing teams, supporting change, working with unions, and contributing to our wider people strategy.  It is a great opportunity to form strong relationships within the organisation and become a trusted advisor.

We currently have opportunities within our Ambulance Operations, Community Health Services and our Corporate & Commercial portfolios.  


About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:


  • Experience within an HR Advisor role, preferably with a large and diverse organisation
  • Proven ability with issues management and employment relations
  • A solid understanding of NZ employment law and current HR ‘best practice’
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders and build strong credible relationships
  • The ability to think critically and use initiative



Career development and growth await you at St John!  You will be joining a collaborative and high trust work environment, with a great team culture.    This is your opportunity to use your skills in an organisation that really makes a difference to the NZ community.  This role offers you:

  • The opportunity to work for a large and diverse organisation within a supportive and flexible environment
  • Ability to purchase up to two additional weeks annual leave
  • 4% employer contribution to Kiwisaver, two superannuation schemes available, and life insurance cover
  • Discounts from a variety of retailers and service providers, and discounts off St John products and services


About St John

St John is a large organisation with a wide reach throughout New Zealand.  We are a people centric organisation with approximately 9,000 volunteers working alongside 3,800 paid employees to care for our communities.  We live by our values and our mission is "We step forward, when help is needed.  For better.  For Life".  Ka Tū Ake, Hei Kaiāwhina, Mō Te Pai, Mō Te Oranga.

For further information please contact Jean Tuhipa 0800 ST JOHN for a confidential discussion.

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles as well as commitment to delivering equitable outcomes in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

Haramai ngā tai o te animalia, he kāhui rangatira tēnei, he kāhui whakamana tāngata whaimahi, e te iti, e te rahi e.

Hato Hone St John - Voted New Zealand's Most Trusted Charity for the 9th time in the 2022 Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brands survey.

Hato Hone St John - Rainbow Tick Certified - Committed to continuous quality programme improvement designed to ensure St John is safe and welcoming for all employees.