People and Culture Co-ordinator

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Connecting, collaborating and creating

...every day at Chow:Hill, our team is doing exactly that. We thrive on architectural challenges and are focused on delivering quality outcomes and experience for our clients. Mutual respect – between ourselves, consultants, clients, contractors and wider community – is fundamental; integrity likewise. We have worked hard as an organisation to foster a culture of openness, one in which fun, enjoyment and a lively sense of inter-studio rivalry complement our capacity for sheer hard work. 

We’re committed to shaping the careers, opportunities and skillset of our team. With our employee wellbeing in mind, we are looking to hire a People and Culture (P&C) Co-ordinator who will work across our three studios in New Zealand. The role can be based in either our Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau Studio or Hamilton/Kirikiriroa Studio.

You'll need key specialist skills

Our company culture is really important to us

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to take the next step in their HR career. The role will be responsible for a number of key staff, studio, and HR processes, while also supporting the broader People, Culture & Environment Committee to deliver high quality HR advice and services to support the business. You will help create and deliver great employee experiences.

In particular you will:

  • Be the first point of contact for employees with HR-related queries
  • Provide HR administration and documentation support, working in collaboration with the CEO, Commercial Support, and People, Culture & Environment Committee
  • Manage key processes, including the probationary, long service, and employee exit processes
  • Assist the Commercial Support team by drafting employment documentation, updating policies, and attending relevant meetings
  • Support annual projects, for example, career conversations, salary reviews, team training and wellness initiatives working in co-ordination with the CEO and People, Culture & Environment Committee
  • Actively seek out opportunities to optimise systems and processes to enhance staff engagement and team wellbeing and create efficiencies in the way that we work – enabling a positive one-studio approach while supporting the distinctive culture and vibe of each.

And, in keeping with our ethos of Connect, Collaborate and Create, we are also looking for you to:

  • Be a people person with an ability to engage effectively and communicate professionally at all levels
  • Have strong organisational skills, loads of initiative and a willingness to embrace challenges head-on
  • Apply a solution-focused approach to problem-solving
  • Demonstrate a proactive, positive approach and “can do” attitude
  • Have an ability to think outside the square and work effectively within a fast-paced changing environment
  • Possess advanced computer skills including MS Word and Excel
  • Be skilled with Teams Comms and Engagement Tools such as MS Teams, Survey Monkey etc
  • Want to utilise technology to improve efficiency and user experience
  • Be committed to travelling regularly between our three Studios to support positive studio connectivity.

Ideally, your background and experience will include:

  • Extensive administration experience, preferably within a fast-paced dynamic human resource and recruitment environment
  • Experience supporting and interacting with people from all walks of life and levels of seniority
  • Demonstrated time management skills, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and manage numerous tasks throughout the day
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent relationship skills
  • Previous experience creating and administering documents
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relevant tertiary study in HR, business or commerce is preferred but not essential.
In turn, this is what we provide

As a valued member of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • A competitive remuneration package based on experience
  • Access to a range of technology and software in a modern, collaborative workspace
  • A diverse range of training and professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements, regular studio and inter-studio social activities and events, and generous parental leave
  • Work colleagues from 15 different countries, who love what they do
  • A professional environment where sustainability matters
  • Encouragement to be involved in community initiatives
  • AND, given our three locations, you're only moments away from great food and coffee!

Chow:Hill Architects has long been renowned for its client-centric approach and absolute commitment to architecture that transforms people’s lives. From the country’s largest hospital (Waipapa in Christchurch) to social housing apartments, educational environments, civic and community facilities, strategic campus master planning and significant urban renewal including Hamilton latest CBD development Union Square: we take pride in our diverse achievements and acknowledge the dedication and professionalism of each and every colleague involved.

Please contact us if you would like to pursue an opportunity to bring your experience to our team (and you have New Zealand Residency or a valid New Zealand work visa).

Benefits and
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Based on your experience

Variety of

The opportunity to be involved accross multiple sectors


Collaborative work spaces with flexibility to work from home


Friendly team environment with plenty of social activities mixed in


Mentoring programme to help nurture and hone your skills


Close to great cafes and shopping centres

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If you are ready to shape your career with us, please send your CV and tell us why you’d be a great fit for our team!

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