HR Advisor and Business Assistant Needed at Essential HR

Jade is, unfortunately moving on, so we are looking for a new person, both to undertake HR advisory work and assist me with general administration and marketing.

This is a part time role and will ideally suit someone with a tertiary qualification in HR who wishes to gain experience. There is scope for the role to grow with the successful applicant and so we really want someone who is going to be committed to help grow the business as needed, to enable this to happen.  

In this role, you will, at various times:

  • Act as a junior advisor, drafting employment agreements, policies and procedures, constructing position descriptions, generating standard letters, conducting research into remuneration levels, and interviewing staff for employee surveys;
  • In time (depending on ability) to take on more senior advisory work, advising clients and running HR processes for them;
  • Co-ordinate client recruitment needs from start to finish, including drafting and placing ads, recommending applicants for interview, interview preparation, reference checking and liaising with applicants;
  • Provide general administrative support, including developing and managing the filing system, preparing workshop materials, ordering stationary and generally keeping the office running smoothly;
  • Manage the client database, assist in the planning and execution of marketing initiatives, monitor and manage the Essential HR website;
  • When in the office, provide a first point of contact for clients and act as a positive and helpful representative of Essential HR to our clients and potential clients.

This is a permanent part-time (approx 20 hours per week) role, working Monday – Friday (hours can be flexible).

To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • The desire to pursue a career in Human Resources or similar
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. HR, Psychology, Management)
  • An excellent work ethic and a willingness to perform a variety of different tasks to help grow the business
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of HR best practice
  • At least a restricted driving licence, and the ability to visit clients in the Christchurch area
  • Experience and success in both administrative and customer facing roles

Experience in a similar role (or one with transferable skills) will be highly regarded.

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualification, and will be discussed with the successful applicant.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Jade Taylor at A full position description is available on request. For further information or to discuss the role, please either phone 03 943 6310 or contact the email address above.

Need help managing staff?

Mike has a wealth of experience advising on every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. I can give you per-phone guidance or work along side you to make things happen.

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