People & Capability Manager

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People & Capability Manager - Drive business excellence through people!

Part-time role between 0.5 and 0.8FTE - Christchurch

  • Create HR practices to support the culture
  • Execute plans and measure success
  • Flexible part-time role between 0.5 and 0.8FTE

About the company

Ashton Wheelans has a proud history that goes beyond 50 years and has built a reputation as a leading-edge chartered accountant firm both in the Canterbury and Kaiapoi districts and recently in Central Otago.

Ashton Wheelans services a strong and varied client base that comes from a rich variety of industries. But there is a constant need to keep moving in business, and Ashton Wheelans is responding to that in several ways. It’s not just technology that’s changing but the way they do things - it’s part of their focus and values.

Ashton Wheelans recognises the vital importance of a high performing and committed workforce to achieving business goals and needs an exceptional People and Capability Manager to lead the people-focused strategic and operational frameworks to meet these objectives . Sound like you?

About the opportunity

Reporting to the General Manager, the People and Capability Manager will provide strategic leadership in key HR services and support across all areas of the organisation.  In doing this the People and Capability Manager will create and nurture an engaged and high performing work force and ensure people related policies and procedures are best practice. 

With the support of the Board of Directors and General Manager, the People and Capability Manager will drive and implement a people strategy that champions an internal culture and people processes that support Ashton Wheelans vision, values and strategy.

In doing this; the People and Capability Manager will: 

  • lead organisational development by developing, creating and implementing a workable people strategy;
  • provide human resources (HR) expertise (including health, safety and wellbeing), strategic insight and advice to the Board of Directors and General Manager;
  • lead and develop initiatives to support the building of sustainable people capability and engagement to assure the delivery of business objectives;
  • contribute as a high performing member of the Executive team.

Ashton Wheelans needs a talented, contemporary thinker with a pragmatic approach to leadership and business performance to develop and execute a differentiated purposeful strategy that drives achievement. Are you ready to take on this exciting role?

About you

To be successful in this role, you will ideally hold a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and will have successfully developed your career through commercially focused HR roles. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to implement strategies that support business performance and you will pride yourself on your understanding of how to motivate and engage people for a business that has a diverse workforce across multiple sites.

A naturally energetic and positive person, people will describe you as a “go getter” and the person who always gets the job done. This is a role that will suit a passionate, talented and commercially savvy person who is motivated to drive their career forward in this successful and well-established business.

Are you ready?

How to apply

To discover more about Ashton Wheelans,  visit

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Pia Warren on 027 2535 203 or by email to  

Applications close: Wednesday, 6th November 2019 

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