Human Resources Business Partner

About Airways:
Our people manage New Zealand's 30 million square kms of airspace, providing air traffic control, surveillance, communication, flight inspection, mapping, and airspace design services. We work with government, regulatory authorities, airlines, airports, and the general aviation community to ensure pilots, passengers and goods reach their destination - safely. At Airways, our values underpin all that we do. We value Safety, One Airways, Excellence and Success in all that we do.

Our organisation is made up of operational business groups that are supported by governance and corporate services functions. To learn more about our people and organisational structure, check out

About the Team:
The People & Partnerships Team strive to create a performance focused, engaged culture that puts safety and wellbeing first while championing our values, vision, and strategy. They play a critical role in supporting the business to achieve its purpose, vision, and strategic objectives, while providing a high-quality internal service that is impactful, proactive, and innovative.

The People Team lead programmes and initiatives across organisational development, strategic workforce planning, performance management, employment relations, talent acquisition and management, remuneration and benefits, learning and development, customer & stakeholder management and sustainability.

About the Role:
We are expanding our team with a new opportunity for a permanent Human Resources Business Partner to join us at our Auckland based office on a part-time (minimum 30 hpw) or full-time basis. This role is based in The Quad (Leonard Isitt Drive, Auckland Airport) which is within walking distance from Countdown, Chemist Warehouse, Jetts Fitness, cafes, take-away shops, and restaurants.

Reporting to our Manager HR Business Partnering & Employment Relations, this will see you provide professional HR advice, guidance, and support to leaders across the business whilst fulfilling BAU and project work.

With no day the same, you will need to work at pace and engage with a team of HR specialists (e.g. OD, ER, Talent Acquisition, Remuneration) whilst building credibility and maintaining robust internal relationships.

About You:
You will be a natural communicator, able to have robust conversations (in layman’s terms), guiding people leaders to grow their confidence and capability.

In addition to the above, to be successful in the role you will have:

  • Ideally a tertiary qualification in Human Resources, Industrial & Organisational Psychology or equivalent experience in human resources in New Zealand or internationally.
  • Hands-on experience working as a Human Resources Business Partner/Consultant.
  • Exposure to a unionised environment and a solid understanding of NZ employment law.
  • Solid commercial acumen with a proactive nature and outcome focused.
  • Genuine interest working side by side with colleagues (within HR and across the business) on projects that help make the culture and workplace better - this includes taking a key role in change initiatives to build efficiency and performance.

Previous experience in the aviation, transport, or technology industries.

To Apply:
If you are ready to expand your HR career and act as a trusted partner at NZ’s sole provider of Air Navigation Services, please submit your application (CV and Cover Letter) via the job advertisement.

This position will require pre-employment reference, drug and alcohol (hair sample), Ministry of Justice checks as well as other background checks.

Application closing date is Monday, 22 May 2024.

At Airways, our people are at the heart of what we do to keep NZ skies safe. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where people feel they belong and can bring their whole self to work. We currently hold the Rainbow Tick and NQTick (neurodiversity) and are working towards Gender Tick. We make our recruitment decisions based on the best candidate for the job and therefore encourage applications from diverse candidates.

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Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time

Job no: People - HRBP - AK

Location: Auckland

Closing Date: Monday, 22 July 2024