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People & Culture Manager

Join us, and deliver Great Law for New Zealand
  • Be inspired by challenging, diverse and meaningful work
  • Work in the centre of central government
  • Enjoy a great location close to the Botanic Gardens, Lambton Quay and the waterfront

The Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) plays a critical role in developing and publishing New Zealand’s legislation. Our vision of Great Law for New Zealand underpins everything we do. We work across government agencies to deliver legislation that is fit for purpose, constitutionally sound, and accessible.

The work we do is challenging, diverse, and integral to the lives of New Zealanders. There’s no other place like it.

The team

The People, Services and Delivery group is a newly refreshed team supporting the organisation with services including HR, Finance, Procurement, Information Management, Operations, Risk & Assurance. We are collaborative, aspirational, and connected by our firm focus on supporting people to shape the future of New Zealand’s law. We work to build strong and resilient relationships across the business to achieve strong engagement and effective partnerships.

We’re building a group of talented, committed professionals who consistently deliver high-quality outcomes for the business.

The role

The People & Culture Manager is a new role in the PCO and will be crucial in leading the implementation of our strategic workforce programme to support our people to achieve their best and support the PCO to implement its vision.

The role will be a key partner to the leadership team driving strategic capability uplift across the PCO with a focus on leadership capability, talent management and effective performance management. This role will lead our people strategies and will make sure our wellbeing, and diversity and inclusion priorities are strongly aligned to how we work.

As a proactive and hands-on People and Culture Manager, you will have:

  • strong experience in generalist HR roles with the ability to provide accurate and timely advice
  • an inclusive and collaborative business partnering approach with proven ability to develop trusted partnerships with senior managers
  • experience in strategic HR planning, and proven ability to deliver the implementation of outcomes
  • a passion for building a small cohesive and reputable team who proactively support the business
  • effective decision making, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • strong verbal and written communication skills

As someone who prides themselves on their integrity and accountability, you will actively own and drive the timely delivery of quality people-focused outcomes.

Our culture

Located across the road from Parliament, PCO offers you a fascinating insight into Aotearoa’s legislation.

Our workplace encourages ambition and high performance - where diversity is welcomed, and where you can be rewarded with the satisfaction of delivering. Our small size allows you to be exposed to broad opportunities and grow your skills along the way.

We offer a range of resources to support your wellbeing such as 5 weeks annual leave, access to fitness opportunities, discounted health insurance and eye tests.


Applications must include a completed PCO application form, a CV, and a letter of application.

How to apply »

For more about the role, see the job description (PDF 281KB) »

Applications close 25 July 2022, however please note that suitable candidates may be interviewed and confirmed prior to the close date.

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