It’s a time of change at the Ministry of Transport.

Following in-depth consultation both internally  and with key transport partners we have landed a fresh new design and vision to help shape New Zealand’s future.  Transport impacts everyone and MoT is the policy engine room, advising how transport can better the lives of New Zealanders, whether that is enabling driverless cars, contributing to urban and regional development, or contributing to tourism earnings. We are looking to combine our key strengths with new talent to adapt to our environment that is complex and changing at pace!

To really get transport working the way New Zealanders need it to, we know that extensive collaboration will be the key – collaboration with our staff internally, and collaboration with our external transport partners. A small Ministry like ours gives you plenty of opportunity to gain experience and help shape the future.

There’s really no better time to join the Ministry, as we enter a whole new era of transport possibilities. From Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, to driverless cars and electric vehicles, the Ministry is at the forefront, enabling New Zealanders to enjoy new developments, and the environmental, economic and social benefits they bring.

It’s an exciting time for us, and you could be part of it. At the Ministry of Transport, you’ll make a real contribution to shaping how New Zealanders connect with each other and the world.

Human Resources Business Partner


Permanent – Full time

It’s a time of change at the Ministry of Transport. Following in-depth consultation both internally and with key transport partners we have landed a fresh new design and vision to help shape New Zealand’s future. To do this the Ministry needs to build great people capability.

The Ministry is looking for a proven HR professional with breadth of experience and strong technical knowledge in the HR/OD space to lead key pieces of work. As a mentor and coach to the wider HR team, you will also partner with our managers to provide strategic and expert operational advice on all aspects of HR for the Ministry – from leadership frameworks to remuneration, to workforce planning and everything in between – in short, this role provides plenty of variety!

If you are a savvy HR business partner who can hit the ground running, develop strong and lasting relationships at all levels and have proven success implementing people initiatives, then this role could be ideal.

In return, we offer the opportunity for you to own major pieces of work as part of a newly formed Corporate Services Group which will support the Ministry to become a high-performing organisation. We look forward to hearing from you.

To express your interest, please apply through our careers centre https://mot.careercentre.net.nz/Job/ including a cover letter and your full CV.

If you have any questions about the role, please call Suzanne Williams at 022 044 0143 or  send an email to S.Williams@transport.govt.nz

Location: Wellington

Closing Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017

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Job no: FUAQ70258