3 Sep 2012
14 Sep 2012
Saturn Group on behalf of Dilworth School
Description of Organisation
Dilworth School is an independent educational establishment operating from three campuses and is supported by the Dilworth Trust, one of New Zealand’s largest charitable trusts. Dilworth offers full scholarships to boys from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing them with the opportunity to fully maximise their potential both academically and in learning the skills required to succeed in life and contribute to their communities.
Description of Position
Due to the distinctive nature of the school this is no ordinary HR role. As Dilworth provides a full boarding environment, there is inevitably a high degree of flexibility required from employees between 'traditional' hours of work and after hours commitments. As the HR Manager you would need to be fully conversant with this and sympathetic to the community nature of the school both in terms of flexibility to deal with a wide range of HR issues, and a willingness to be involved in the day to day life of the school.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Reporting to the School’s Principal and the Trust’s General Manager, and being a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that all employee related issues are managed effectively and risks minimised wherever possible. There is a strong employee relations aspect to this role and also a need to ensure that new employees are suitable both in terms of cultural ‘fit’ and appropriate for working in such an environment. You will also drive the School’s commitment to health and safety and so experience in and enthusiasm for H&S matters will be required.
- Good communicator both verbally and in writing
- Ability to influence/challenge without formal authority
- Good analytical/problem solving skills
- Negotiation/mediation/conflict resolution skills
- Personal flexibility and interest in the wider activities of the school
- Ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds/abilities
- Empathetic but with the ability to make or recommend tough decisions when required
- Ability to innovate/think beyond the square
- Patience and calmness under pressure
- Ability to lead by example
- A team worker
- Able to work autonomously
- Respect for the values and character of the School
- Good attention to detail
- HR Policy and Practice
- Employee Administration
- Recruitment and retention
- Performance management
- Employee relations
- Health and Safety
Tertiary qualification preferred
Remuneration and Benefits
Salary to to be confirmed later in the process.
Car parking, discounted health insurance, Kiwisaver or employer contributed super, income replacement scheme, access to school facilities including canteen.
Applicant must have a legal right to work in NZ
Note: Membership of HRINZ is desirable.