Principal Organisational Development Advisor, Organisational Development Unit, People and Engagement Group, Wellington | Wellington

Posted on 13-May-2019
Application close date: 27-May-2019
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The Principal Organisational Development (OD) Advisor is a new and critical role in DOC's Leadership and Organisational Development team. The successful applicant will work closely with the OD Manager to provide thought leadership on our key pieces of OD work, such as talent management and diversity and inclusion, ensure we are taking a strategic approach to developing our people system, and connect the team's work to our wider HR and OD work.


It's an exciting time to join the OD team at DOC as we have new leadership of DOC's people and OD functions in place, several big projects underway with great buy-in from our Senior Leadership Team, and scope to make a real difference to the organisational culture. We are mostly quite new to DOC with energy and passion for making a difference to DOC's employee experience.


We are looking for someone with:

  • Expertise in Organisational Development – e.g. talent management, career pathways, diversity and inclusion, and/or leadership development
  • Experience and skill in influencing and engaging with senior leaders  
  • Coaching and facilitation skills
  • Project management experience in a medium to large sized organisation


Immediate priorities for the role include developing DOC's career pathways and supporting our other Principal Advisor with delivery of our diversity and inclusion strategy. Other work is likely to be broad ranging leadership of OD projects.


You'll be passionate about people and organisations, and keen to get stuck in to delivering important OD projects in a pragmatic way.  You will be up to date with best practice, and a team player who enjoys working collaboratively.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter and CV.


For more information please contact Heather Beckett, , or telephone 027 593 6393 quoting vacancy 600/5207.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 May 2019.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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