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Employee Relations Manager

Location:  Auckland
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  4 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1503648




te kahukura ka rere te manu I With wings a bird will fly 

 At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart 

We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world. 


Kei a koe te mana I The choice is yours             

You will join the Employee Relations team – a centre of excellence within EY that manages all employment relations matters in Oceania. 

As one of our Employee Relations Managers, you’ll support a high-performance culture and act as our senior specialist working closely with the business in managing high risk issues such as workplace investigations, conduct, ill-health, redundancies and restructures, some senior performance issues, and any other employee relations matters.  

You will also work on projects when required that align with Talent priorities such as legislative changes and continuous improvement processes. In addition, you will:

  • Partner with the wider teams such as HR Business Partners, our General Counsel’s office and other Talent Centres of Excellence to execute wider Talent projects such as acquisitions
  • Partner with all levels of the business to create sustained solutions to individual employee matters
  • Coach and mentor Employee Relations Advisors
  • Maintain work life balance with hybrid working

Ō Pūmanawa I What we’re looking for 

Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.

  • Ability to influence and partner with business leaders at all levels of the organisation
  • Employee relations case management experience
  • Knowledge of legislative and statutory requirements
  • Up to date with any relevant employee relations amendments and emerging matters including, but not limited to case law, legislation and award changes
  • Demonstrated ability to provide practical and effective solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to influence business leaders and manage diverse stakeholder groups


Kuhu mai ki a EY I Come, be a part of EY  


Apply now… we’re over 1,000 perspectives in Aotearoa New Zealand and we’re ready to welcome yours.  


Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DE&I) are core to who we are, how we work and how we live our values. We hold a collective commitment to continue to drive an environment where all differences are valued, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging— where people are inspired to team and lead inclusively in their interactions every day. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and are committed to providing an equitable and barrier free recruitment experience for all. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be our best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +64 9 300 7044 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential. 


Whāia te iti kahurangi I The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. 


EY | Building a better working world 


Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.

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