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People and Capability Director

The Controller and Auditor-General employs nearly 400 people in a wide variety of professional roles throughout New Zealand. Together, our two business units, the Office of the Auditor-General and Audit New Zealand, help to ensure that our public sector is operating for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

The People and Capability Director is responsible for ensuring that the Office adopts and maintains leading human resources policies and practices to attract and retain a high-calibre workforce, underpin an open, high trust, and dynamic work environment, and support high performance throughout the Office.

They’ll do this by:

  • leading the development, implementation, and maintenance of our People Strategy;
  • ensuring that the Office has a solid legal employment framework, contracts, policies and procedures for all employment-related matters; and
  • managing the People and Capability team and its performance.

You’ll bring to this role:

  • significant achievements in a human resource leadership role;
  • experience in developing and implementing successful human resources and organisational development strategies, policies, and practices;
  • an excellent understanding of employment-related legislation; and
  • a relevant tertiary qualification.

We’re proud of the innovative and exciting programmes we have in place. This is a terrific opportunity for the right person to come and make their mark by ensuring that this work continues to thrive and develop.

For more information, please contact Louise Bell on 04 917 1500 or

You must apply online through (you'll find the application form and position description there, too).

Applications close Sunday 28 April 2019.

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Page last updated: 15 April 2019