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General Manager, People & Culture (HR)


Are you an experienced People and Culture leader passionate about using your skills and experience to make a real difference to others’ lives?

Do you want to contribute to impacting vulnerable children’s lives around the world?

World Vision New Zealand (NZ) has a unique opportunity for a General Manager People and Culture to join their newly formed Senior Leadership Team. We are looking for a seasoned and pragmatic HR professional to lead the people and culture strategy for the organization. This is a key leadership role in which you will work with the CEO, Senior Leadership Team and Board of Trustees. Your values will be completely aligned with those of World Vision. You will be energized by coaching and supporting our leaders so our people have the capability and culture they need to bring about change and make a difference for at risk children and communities globally.

What is World Vision NZ already doing?

Established in 1970 it has just over 100 staff in New Zealand inspired by their Christian values, faith, hope and love, to do everything they can to make an incredible difference in the world. Currently this means supporting more than 44 projects in over 25 countries, working towards eliminating poverty and its causes. More than 50,000 Kiwis share in World Vision’s work and WVNZ has an exciting new strategy to significantly grow our ministry and a committed leadership team to carry it forward.

Is this for you?

You will want to coach, train and develop managers so they are enabled to lead their people. You will equip them with helpful and useful people management tools, processes and frameworks. You will love supporting people develop to grow their skills and careers.

You will need to bring:

  • Outstanding leadership, relationship building and influencing skills.

  • Credibility, and a results and outcome focus, and be seen as a trusted advisor and effective business partner.

  • A passion for our work.

  • A desire to work in a Christian based organisation and an understanding and affinity with World Vision’s mission and core values.

  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in a senior HR role within a complex organisation, working with CEO’s, Boards of Directors and senior leaders.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation with a fantastic reputation and mission, with people who are all passionate about what they do and the difference they make.

We have a Position Description that we are happy to provide to people with relevant backgrounds.

Please send you CV to Gillian Gibson ([email protected]).

Applications close Monday 26 February 2018.