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People & Culture Senior Advisor

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 and Lambton Quay

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 PCO is looking for two People & Culture Senior Advisors, one permanent and one fixed-term for 12 months, to join our newly formed People & Culture team. We have some really important P&C related initiatives underway including wellbeing and diversity and inclusion priorities, alongside a BAU programme of leadership capability and talent management. It’s a great time to be joining the team if you are a strong HR generalist who is excited about the opportunity to drive improvements to benefit the business.

Our P&C senior advisors will:

  • provide effective and timely first line P&C support to staff and managers
  • have strong generalist P&C skills and provide quality and timely advice in areas including employee relations, performance, remuneration, and policies & procedures
  • be passionate about getting the foundations right
  • be passionate about supporting an uplift in HR understanding for people managers, providing support through quality advice, coaching and support
  • partner on strategic P&C related initiatives and projects
  • have strong verbal and written communication skills.

This role is based in our Wellington office and is a hands on role where you will be able to see the difference that your mahi delivers for the business.

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 280KB) »

Applications close 22 August 2022, however please note that suitable candidates may be interviewed and confirmed prior to the close date.

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