Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Officer
Lincoln University
Lincoln 7647 Canterbury, New Zealand
18h ago

Ko wai m ātou - Who we are

Bioprotection Aotearoa (BA) is a national Centre of Research Excellence, a partnership of 11 institutes in New Zealand and hosted by Lincoln University.

We deliver holistic research solutions guided by Te Ao Māori values that address the unique environmental challenges Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Pacific faces, and support the mauri of our productive and natural landscapes.

We educate and mentor a diverse group of emerging scientists at undergraduate and post-graduate level across Aotearoa New Zealand, empowering a new generation of bioprotection advocates and researchers to think differently.

Our research strategically responds to the intergenerational social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges Aotearoa New Zealand faces, while also addressing global environmental resilience and sustainability issues.

Through education and outreach in our communities, we empower a new generation of bioprotection advocates and researchers to think differently.

Our commitment to meaningfully engaging with Māori, Pasifika, industry and communities helps us to influence local and global bioprotection research uptake.

Te āhua o Te T ūrunga - the nature of the position

This part time, 22.5 hours a week, permanent position is to provide quality communication and community relations advice and will help prioritise and provide the strategic delivery of key Bioprotection Aotearoa messaging to our researcher community and our stakeholders across multiple platforms.

The successful applicant will provide an overarching, long-term communications and engagement approach that will support the new CoRE's key strategic relationships and goals, in alignment with the CoRE's mid-term review and reporting to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).

Ngā tino Pūkenga / Whēako - Essential skills / experiences for the role

To be successful in this role you will have a relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. Communications or Commerce) coupled with strong experience in making strategic communications decisions and developing priorities.

You will need to manage multi-channel campaigns, ideally with experience in developing stories for media including Māori media

It is essential you have previous experience working in a culturally diverse setting with a positive approach to change and demonstrated willingness to take on a variety of tasks, often all at once.

Of course you will be highly proficient in the Microsoft suite and have highly developed communication skills.

Te Tono - How to apply

Our position description is on our careers website, but applications must be made online, include a CV and Cover letter, and close 9am Monday 27 September 2021.

If you would like more information please contact Louisa Pilkington (HR Business Partner) at louisa.pilkington

nz in the first instance.

Important Notice

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government-approved isolation / quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate will be able to participate in the recruitment process, particularly an on-site interview.

To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.

Lincoln University is an EEO employer and is committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and the objectives and values as set out in its Māori Strategy, which is linked to Lincoln's Strategic Plan.

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