People & Culture Lead

  • Part Time
  • Opotiki

We are looking for someone to lead the people and culture function of our business, the role incorporates HR and H&S, GAP and GRASP compliance. The real value will be in helping to attract, retain and develop a skilled and productive workforce.

About Us

Tirohanga Fruit Company Limited (TFC) is a family owned and operated business located in the Eastern Bay of Plenty region. We take pride in growing great crops of kiwifruit over 106 hectares and more recently have diversified into dairy farming in the South Island.

Employing up to 90 staff during peak seasons (including both seasonal, RSE and permanent employees), TFC is a future-focused business that is continually building on its success to achieve its core values of Quality, Caring, Connections and Cultivating.

About the Role

TFC’s primary business is in Kiwifruit Orchards with over 110 canopy hectares in the Eastern Bay of Plenty along with a 1600-cow dairy farm and 900 hectare grazing block in the Waitaki Valley. While these sectors have both great and also challenging years the constant reality is rising costs. We recognise that our success is largely people-driven. We work hard to employ the best people we can and at the same time seek to achieve upper quartile productivity, quality and profitability.

TFC recognises the importance of having a very special person as the People & Culture Lead. This permanent part-time role will lead the people and culture function in conjunction with the CEO and Orchard Managers. While the role incorporates general HR and H&S functions as well as GAP and GRASP compliance, the real value will be in helping to attract, retain and develop a highly skilled and productive workforce.

About You

  • Ideally you will be someone who has hands on experience in HR and Organisational Development.
  • A strong awareness of the correlation between business performance and individuals and teams’ performance.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of people management and development at both manager, supervisor, team leader and employee levels.
  • The tenacity to see programs and intiatives through to successful outcomes.
  • Good understanding of NZ employment legislation, Health & Safety legislation, framework, and HR practices.
  • Experience with RSE/Seasonal recruitment would be beneficial.
  • A professional approach to the role, including a highly ethical and impartial approach, discretion, and the ability to respect confidentiality.
  • Relating and networking abilities, building long-term relationships, managing conflict, and contributing to a leadership culture underpinned by trust and capability.
  • Superior communication skills – verbal, presentation and written, and excellent listening skills
  • A self-starter who uses their initiative, personality and inquiring mind to achieve progress towards our objectives.
  • Excellent time management skills.


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