Senior Organisational Development Advisor

  • Join Airways in this unique opportunity and make an impact.
  • Auckland – hybrid working and free staff carpark.
  • Newly created Fixed Term Contract role for 18 months (Part-Time 32hrs/wk or Full Time).


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, Each Other, 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 Role: 

The People & Partnerships Group manages our people, customer and stakeholder relationships, communications, sustainability, and strategy. They ensure an integrated approach to managing internal and external relationships, promoting a customer-focused and engaged workplace culture. 

They oversee strategic customer and stakeholder relationships, communications, and the development of Airways Corporate Strategy, including sustainability. The Group plays a critical role in supporting the business to achieve its objectives by providing high-quality internal service and advice that is proactive, innovative, and impactful.

We will consider part-time working options for 32 hours or more a week. 

Reporting to the OD Manager, as the Senior Organisational Development Advisor, you will focus on:  

Key focus areas:

  • Partner with the OD team to create and implement strategic OD initiatives and programmes, through an Employee Experience lens that align and enhance Airways strategic direction and achieve organisational goals. 
  • Focus on enhancing the areas of leadership and organisational capability development, talent management and succession, and diversity, equity & inclusion and support the delivery of these programmes of work.
  • Provide expertise, support and advice to leaders and line managers in organisational learning, leadership development, diversity, equity & inclusion and talent management.
  • Lead the review and refresh our approach to Talent management and succession planning.
  • Support through your expertise, the refresh and build of our leadership development framework and programmes.
  • Support through your expertise, the delivery of our DE&I programme of work, specifically in areas of Te Ao Māori, Ethnicity, Rainbow, Neurodiversity and Women in workforce.
  • Lead our Airways Leadership mentoring programme.
  • Proactively apply best practice and new thinking in the OD space.
  • Approach projects through an Employee Experience lens and approach.
  • Be a digital champion and provide advice, and expertise in the digital workplace bringing together number of tools, products and ways of working to improve the way the wider People & Partnerships team communicate, collaborate, find, create and work with our information and each other. Comfortable to experiment, learn and try new tools and ways of working.

About You: 

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources or Industrial / Organisational Psychology or equivalent experience in Human Resources or Organisational Development Consulting. 
  • Proven experience in an OD focused role (4 years minimum) with experience in leadership development and/or DE&I and/ or Talent management and succession planning solutions and delivery. Te Ao Māori and te reo Māori basic competency is desirable.
  • Proven track record of developing excellent relationships with a diverse range of people.
  • Experience with Human centered design/ Employee Experience approach to people solutions.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic business environment, influence and collaborate with people internally and externally, show resilience and agility, take ownership and focus on delivering successful business outcomes.

To Apply:

If you are interested in this exciting, newly created opportunity, then please submit your application (CV and Cover Letter) via the job advertisement. 

We will consider part-time working options for 32 hours or more a week. 

Application closing date is Sunday, 3 Dec 2023.


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Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time

Job no: PP - Lisa OD - AK

Location: Auckland

Closing Date: Sunday, 3 December 2023