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Employer Relations Consultant

Employer Relations Consultant (987) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Have you got knowledge of current trends in job search and recruitment strategies?
  • Are you an agile, proactive professional with an interest in careers and employability?
  • Can you build and maintain relationships with employers and have a demonstrated track record of strong business outcomes?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a permanent full-time Employer Relations Consultant, who will be located in the Careers and Employment team.

An exciting position for an agile, proactive professional, this role will offer you a fast-paced and collaborative work environment. You will be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with employers and promoting Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington as a preferred source of graduates for employment in New Zealand and overseas. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Proactively establish, develop, grow and maintain good working relationships with a range of employers to understand their recruitment needs.
  • Advise employers regarding recruitment, internship programmes, salaries, part-time work and specific vacancies suitable for students and graduates.
  • Liaise with the NZUni Talent staff to develop and grow employers using the job board. 
  • Manage relationships with school and faculty staff as needed within the university to promote internships and work experience opportunities.
  • Identify trends in recruitment, employment and the labour market. 
  • Oversee the planning and organisation of employer events, including hosting.
  • Promote Careers and Employment services and NZUni Talent (and associated opportunities) to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Oversee approval of job vacancies in NZUni Talent, cross checking they met the needs of our specific student groups.
  • Compile monthly, quarterly, and annual statistics on graduate recruitment and employer engagement and produces regular reports.
  • Contribute content for social media and website as required.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

With an interest in careers and employability, you will have proven experience in building and maintaining relationships with employers, or a demonstrated track record of strong business outcomes in a similar recruitment or business development role.

Knowledge of current trends in job search and recruitment strategies is useful. You may be a recruiter seeking a role without the pressure of KPIs and sales targets, but with the satisfaction of connecting employers with our students and graduates, however, we welcome people from a variety of backgrounds.

Your outgoing nature will allow you to readily share insights with team members and colleagues at the University.   

Key Requirements: 

  • Tertiary qualification.  
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office, social media and online databases. 
  • Experience in event planning and project management. 
  • Understanding of groups underrepresented in the workforce, Equal Employment Opportunities and the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team is collaborative and supportive, and we enjoy working with students, alumni and employers in a fast-changing environment. We care about helping students develop their employability and connecting them to industry. There is always something new to learn as part of our energetic and passionate team. We offer flexible working arrangements and learning and development opportunities. 

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 26 April 2024. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

We can only consider applicants who are citizens or residents of New Zealand or Australia or on a current working visa. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Michael Parkes, Assistant Manager ( But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form, please include the position title and reference number (Employer Relations Consultant #987). Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.