Nicola Stanley
Head of people and Culture
Leading Edge NZ
Jul 2019 - Current
People and Culture Business Partner
Leading Edge NZ
Mar 2018 - Current
Responsible for delivering HR support and services aligned with company vision, values and strategic objectives. A trusted advisor who develops effective relationships with leaders and key stakeholders across the business to ensure leaders have capability to effectively lead and manage their team and meet agreed business success measures.Responsibilities • In collaboration with Head of Sales and Service create and implement the People Plan• First point of contact for all HR matters, providing accurate and timely advice considering best practice and risk mitigation at all times• Recruitment, including job evaluations, position descriptions, positive external employment brand & proposition• Learning and Development, implement relevant frameworks to business, identifying opportunities & trends• Implementation of initiatives to develop and retain talent• Collaboration with wider team to support & further enable and drive our values based culture. Initiate engagement initiatives for company roll out, reward and recognition, feedback culture• Support and advise all Leaders on all ER related matters• Support and advise all Leaders on any related performance management related matters• Wellbeing, Health and Safety - Lead the health and safety team to ensure all members are appropriately trained and informed to ensure the organisation maintains a strong healthy and safety culture. • Provide regularly reporting & analysis of all HR related activity across full employee lifecycle • Ensures all policies & procedures are current, compliant and relevant to the business. • Provide HR support to all change processes ensuring legal compliance and building capability of leaders
Learning and Development Advisor
Opus International Consultants
Jan 2015 - Current
To develop, support and coordinate national learning and development activitiesOpus International Consultants is a leading knowledge based, multi-disciplinary infrastructure consultancy with over 1700 staff in New Zealand. As the national Learning and Development advisor I am responsible for the implementation and coordination of a diverse range of learning initiatives across New Zealand. Responsibilities• Coordination of the national training calendar to provide cost effective training solutions across New Zealand• Sourcing and the development of training initiatives for identified development needs • Analysing and evaluating the quality of training initiatives to ensure best practice and measure impact of learning on both individuals and the company
Programme Manager
Skills Team
Oct 2010 - Sep 2014
- Project managed the successful delivery of management training to a large company in the telecoms construction industry• Set up monitoring and reporting systems to ensure that the project was delivered on time and achieved client specified KPIs• Consistently achieved success in internal audit by awarding bodies• Led a team of assessors which delivered year long training programmes to over 600 clients equating to 50% of operational delivery• Recruited into the team in response to increased market demand for services, planned, implemented and monitored induction and probationary periods• Appraised and performance managed staff, carrying out 1-2-1s, team meetings and CPD activities• Set up ‘buddying’ systems to integrate new staff into the team and bring them up to speed quickly• Planned, organised, monitored and reported on team activity to Senior Managers and smooth operational issues.• Assured the quality of learner records to meet the audit requirements of internal and external stakeholders
Management Assessor
Skills Team
Oct 2010 - Sep 2012
Apprenticeship Assessor for level 2 ILM Team Leading and level 3 ILM Management.Mainly field based, I visited candidates on site gathering evidence for there ILM qualifications. After a 2 year period I was promoted to the team lead.In this role I worked with a wide variety of learners with diverse needs. Some candidates are very able and confident, others have had limited prior education and needed to build confidence and assignment writing skills, particularly at Level 3. I provided flexible support and have received very positive feedback from candidates, employers and external versifiers.
Team Leader
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR)
Feb 2008 - Jul 2010
Team Coordinator as part of the Screen Process Team at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR).• Led team of five analytical technicians to ensure service delivery requirements were met.• Oversaw the provision if technical services including setting priorities, planning capacity and monitoring the delivery of resource requirements. • Coordinated workflow for the team, ensuring the team maintained work in progress and turnaround times at or below a targeted time frame.• Responsible for the induction staff members and career development of senior staff members.• Responsible for training all staff, ensuring training records were maintained and reviewed annually.• Recruited technicians, conducted interviews and selected candidates.• Conducted annual performance and goal setting reviews of team members.Senior Technician, Forensic Toxicology• Laboratory technician performing complex and specialised analyses on biological samples for toxicological purposes. • Responsible for the method development and validation of the scientific methods used in the laboratory. • Lead quality assurance role in the laboratory, responsible for the calibration and maintenance of all laboratory equipment and ensuring that required paperwork is updated.
Bio Analytical Lab Technician
ZenTech Dunedin
Jul 2006 - Dec 2007
My responsibilities included:• Analysis of biological samples for clinical trial purposes.• Competent with the use and maintenance of LC-MS-MS, LC-MS and HPLC.• Clinical trial experience includes; sample collection, method development, validation and sample extraction in the laboratory.• Able to work to ISO9001:2000 quality standards, GLP and GCP.• Supervision and training of new staff members.
University of Otago
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Zoology/Animal Biology
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