It's fun to work at The Y!

Are you a self-motived, super star administrator looking for a wide variety of HR exposure? We have an exciting opportunity to join our new team based at our regional support office in Pitt St, Central Auckland. You’ll be the go-to person for all things HR, keeping things organised and running smoothly.

Your positive attitude and ability to prioritise and effectively manage expectations and meet business deadlines, along with your high attention to detail, speed and accuracy will be the key to your success in this role. You’ll be joining a supportive team who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves to jump in and help.

This is a fast paced role with a high volume of admin work so a minimum of 2 years HR administration experience in New Zealand with a broad understanding of NZ employment legislation is a must.

What will you be doing day to day?

  • Managing the HR inbox; responding to queries and triaging HR issues.
  • End to end recruitment support including maintenance of employee files.
  • Coordinating the police vet process for current and new staff.
  • Completing employee lifecycle paperwork and audits for all new starters.
  • HR reporting; fortnightly and monthly reporting requirements.
  • Payroll support; entering new employees, making changes to employees and processing terminations in the payroll system.
  • Ensuring accurate data and updates are captured across our systems.
  • General L&D and HR admin work with opportunities for upskilling and constant learning.
  • Assisting with exciting HR initiatives and projects.

This role will suit you if you are a positive, proactive and organised person who is interested in building your HR Generalist career within a not for profit organisation. We want someone who can show initiative, make suggestions for improvements and is ready to hit the ground running.

What experience/skills do you need?

  • Minimum 2 years experience in HR administration in New Zealand with a broad understanding of NZ employment legislation.
  • Exceptionally high attention to detail.
  • Positive, motivated and highly organised.
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively manage expectations and meet business deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply discretion, judgement and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with clear spoken/written English.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
  • Experience with ichris payroll software would be an advantage.

What The Y offers:

  • A great team and organisational culture.
  • Work from home one day a week.
  • Specific job and safeguarding training with opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Free Gym membership and discounts across YMCA services.

About The Y:

As a not-for profit, everything we do each day has a positive impact, and we have fun doing it! We believe in the power of inspired and connected communities, where people feel safe and are motivated to reach their full potential. Our values of Caring, Respect, Honesty and Responsibility are at the core of our culture and the valued connections and friendships you’ll build here are lifelong. The Y employees and careers represent many lifestyles and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, with jobs and hours to suit everyone’s stage of life from 14-70+. Our varied services and activities offer a wide range of career pathways where your development will be supported to help you reach your career goals. Our STAR Awards, Outward Bound scholarship opportunities, and long service recognition reward your contribution. We have benefits to suit your lifestyle, with access to free counselling, free annual flu vaccinations, free gym membership for all employees, and discounts for our services such as early learning centres, before and after school care, camps, swim school and sports leagues.


At The Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at The Y, in their families and in their communities. Staff will be required to attend Safeguarding workshops, trainings and online modules to comply with YMCA North Safeguarding Policy.

The successful applicant will need to return a satisfactory Police Record Check before commencement of Employment.