People and Safety Officer

Listed 13 days Ago

Team culture is our success factor, so the fit here is key - tenacity, a down to earth approach and a sense of ownership in your work are the soft skills we look for, alongside being able to have a laugh and work within a close knit team. We embrace different world views as this enables us to create solutions that are right fit for UCOL; we want you to be your authentic self as you grow your career in this role.

Due to an internal transfer, we have an opportunity for a full-time, experienced, service orientated HR Officer to join the People & Safety Team.  This role is permanent and primarily based on our Manawatu campus. 

At UCOL we embrace diversity, talent and performance, and provide our staff with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.

As the successful candidate, you are comfortable working in a team environment, with a reasonable degree of autonomy, and appreciate that confidentiality is of extreme importance. If you have a strong focus on customer service with an ability to develop positive relationships, with demonstrated skills and experience with various software systems and have an impeccable eye for detail; then this is the ideal HR opportunity for you. This role is perfect for a high-performing HR officer, or an administrator who is ready for that next step in your HR career.

Day to day you will be supporting the Team Leader People & Safety, the Senior HR Advisor and your direct team with HR, recruitment and payroll queries; supporting the daily recruitment function, alongside the Recruitment Advisor; contributing to HR projects and undertaking your own smaller pieces of work. 

Having been exposed to payroll previously, this role will have you checking payroll on a fortnightly basis and be the back-up to our payroll officer when they take leave. Even if you haven’t run a payroll process before, we will provide training to the successful incumbent for these components of the role. 

Based in Palmerston North, situated in the CBD, your forms of customer interactions are phone, email and face to face.  Your ability to effectively and efficiently manage your workload in a varied and fluid environment will enable excellent service delivery and support of work across the team. 

Our UCOL whanau is spread from Wairarapa, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Whanganui; you will be connecting across our campuses so a full drivers licence is essential. 

If you would like further information contact Esther Fou, Team Leader – People & Safety on 06 952 7152.

Skills & Experience

2-3 years experience in the field of recruitment, HR coordination or administration is essential.

Previous experience in the Tertiary Sector is desirable. 

Exposure to payroll practices is advantageous. 

Highly computer literate with capability across the MS Office suite is essential. 

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