People & Culture Business Partner | Hoa Pakihi - Tāngata me te Ahurea

At Te Pūkenga our 10,000 kaimahi (staff) are dedicated to delivering vocational education and training to nearly 300,000 ākonga (learners). We are committed to creating a future for Aotearoa New Zealand through learning with purpose which places ākonga at the centre, ensures equity for Maori and increases learning access for all. 

You too could be part of shaping the direction of tomorrow through learning. 

Join us at Wintec |Te Pūkenga!

Kaupapa | Purpose

You will join the People and Culture team at Wintec, Hamilton, where we have an empowering, high-trust team culture, committed to developing partnerships based on integrity.

You'll partner with your business leaders to get the best out of their teams, through coaching, development and performance management, where achieving our strategic goals will be your true measure of success.

You'll need personal qualities to work through adversity and the resilience to work through the challenges that come with taking people on the journey of change.

In this role you will:

Partner with managers and leaders to provide high quality service and reliable advice that supports the success of regional delivery, kaimahi (staff) and ākonga (learners). 

Deliver frameworks, policies, and standards as developed through the People, Culture and Wellbeing communities of practice.

Be involved in PCW communities of practice contributing to the design and development of consistent, high-quality frameworks, policies, and standards.

More information on the specific requirements and expected deliverables for the People and Culture Business Partner role can be found in the position description.

The People Culture and Wellbeing team will together foster the development of values-based culture and aligned leadership within Te Pūkenga. Through our mahi (work), our People Culture and Wellbeing Strategy will ensure we have the people capability to deliver on our organisational strategy and Charter commitments.

Together we will create meaningful opportunities that enable kaimahi to be at their best both personally and professionally, so they gain in their own growth, as do we for our organisation and those we are here for. Our team will build and support safe work and wellbeing practices, empowering values-based leadership that will naturally cultivate a safety culture and protection of kaimahi and ākonga from harm within our workplaces.

Manawa Ora | Manawa Roa |Manawa Nui

At Te Pūkenga, our values inform our behaviours and the expectations of our leaders and kaimahi.  We are inclusive and authentic; embrace the concepts of mauri and mana; value progress over perfection; navigate ourselves and others through change and uncertainty; value lifelong learning and continuous improvement; and lead and support through coaching, developing and growing our Te Pūkenga people.

At Te Pūkenga we are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ākonga at the centre, equity, and vocational education and training excellence.  As Te Pūkenga kaimahi this role will require you to:

  • Continuously develop and uphold your understanding of our obligations to and connections with Te Tiriti o Waitangi as an individual and as an organisation
  • Prioritise the experience, wellbeing, and success of our ākonga in decision making
  • Through recognition, empowerment, and inclusion, give greater acknowledgement to the unmet needs of Māori, Pasifika and disabled ākonga and their whānau
  • Meet the regional needs of employers and communities through quality provision for all ākonga

Te Pūkenga offer a range of benefits, such as:

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Flexible working environment.
  • Professional development support
  • Be part of the team shaping the future of vocational education for Aotearoa

Tono ināianei! | Apply now!

To apply please click 'apply now' and provide us with your CV and a cover letter that includes the following:

  • What has motivated you to apply for this role at Wintec |Te Pūkenga, including your alignment with our purpose and values.
  • Your specific strengths that will contribute to your success with Te Pūkenga, and in this position.
  • An overview of where you are at on your cultural competency journey.

We value diversity of thought, skills, and experience and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people.

If you have any access needs and would like support with your application, please let us know, email 

All applicants must have current legal right to work in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

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Job no: EWAK334964

Location: City Campus

Closing Date: Closed when filled