General Manager People and Culture

Listed 7 days Ago
The Co-operative Bank

About Us

The Co-operative Bank is a different kind of bank. We’re here to change banking for good. Since 1928, our customers have been at the heart of everything we do, and we’re focused on helping New Zealanders get ahead financially. Whether it’s help from one of our friendly teams, or a seamless experience with one of our digital solutions, we’ve got our customers covered. To top it off, we’re the only bank in New Zealand that shares its profits with its customers. It’s all part of the co-operative difference.Here, no two days are the same. Our people are empowered to innovate, share ideas and let our skills take us in unexpected and exciting directions. But most importantly, we can be ourselves at work; we have fun, but still get things done.

About the role

As part of our Senior Leadership Team, you’ll both lead our People & Culture team, and contribute to the development and implementation of the Bank’s overall business strategies.

Key responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing the Bank’s people, culture and organisational development strategies and practices.
  • Creating a world-class place to work for our people.
  • Design and delivery of the Bank's people development programme, ensuring staff have the required skills to deliver ‘Brilliantly Human Banking’ solutions to customers, and meet regulator expectations. 
  • Support the Chief Executive and Board in delivery of people-related activities. 

You’ll bring the following experience to the table:

  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in senior HR management roles. 
  • Significant experience in all facets of HR strategy and management, particularly through periods of challenge and change.
  • Strong strategic, lateral and practical thinking skills. 
  • Experience working directly with a CEO or Board of Directors.
  • Experience in financial services advantageous.

In return for your passion and commitment to helping us Change Banking for Good, we offer an outstanding work environment, loads of training and development opportunities, and the privilege of working with people who are passionate about making a difference. You’ll be amazed by our non-hierarchical organisation and the ease at which you can get things done.  

If this sounds like the role you’ve been looking for, in a place you could call home, get in touch!  Please contact Abbey Macalister, People & Culture Business Partner with any questions by emailing  

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