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People & Culture Advisor

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

People & HR
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

About The Role

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

While other companies talk about it, we do it!

About the role

The People and Culture Advisor provides support and advice to managers and employees on a range of people and culture related issues including but not limited to policy and procedure compliance, employment relationship problems, performance management, talent management, organisational development, legal advice and salary advice. They also assist with projects as needed, which currently includes being an HR representative throughout an ongoing acquisition process. They are the first point of contact for day-to-day HR enquiries and are instrumental in maintaining the smooth running of the People & Culture team.

This is an on-site role, based in Mount Wellington, Auckland.

Essential skills

  • 2+ years’ experience in an HR role
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or equivalent qualification
  • Actively looking to build a career in HR
  • Strong, demonstrated computer experience working with MS Office (especially Excel), and the ability to quickly learn new applications
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work at a fast pace
  • Organised and proactive
  • Cheerful and approachable
  • Remains calm under pressure

Desirable Skills

  • Customer service experience (e.g. contact centre, hospitality, retail)
  • Prior exposure to HR in a business context
  • Experience running ER processes
  • Experience in production / manufacturing industry

Rocket Lab Employee Benefits

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
  • An employee stock purchase program
  • Access to world leading experts to develop your career
  • Unlimited barista coffee, fruit, and snacks
  • Rocket Lab merchandise – T-shirts, mission patches etc.
  • Discounted health insurance with Southern Cross
  • Additional parental leave entitlements
  • A vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year


If the above sounds like you apply now!

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.



For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.


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