Senior Advisor, Communications and Engagement
NZ Transport Agency
Wellington, NZ
6d ago

Senior Advisor, Communications and Engagement

  • Make a difference to the lives of New Zealanders
  • An exciting time for the agency, as we gear up for delivery
  • Wellington based
  • Ko wai mātou About us

    Waka Kotahi is committed to ensuring safe and sustainable transport outcomes for our communities and the environment. Supporting big shifts in sustainability, travel mode choice, environmental care and safety sit at the heart of our strategic direction.

    We have a series of programmes we need to deliver to support this including : Road to Zero, which sets a target of reducing deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand's roads, our Sustainability Action Plan to deliver a low carbon, safe and healthy land transport system and our plan to grow the share of people travelling by public transport, walking and cycling.

    The Engagement and Partnerships Group Te Waka Kōtuia is accountable for leading effective agency governance, stakeholder engagement and communications, and regional relationships so we are supported to achieve our goals through great organisational storytelling, effective cross government facilitation, sound reputation management and strengthened relationships with our partners.

    Te whiwhinga mahi The opportunity

    This is an exciting time to join Waka Kotahi. As well as our existing work we are also gearing up to deliver an exciting new range of projects and programmes.

    This includes implementing visionary strategies to make our transport system safer and planning and delivering projects across the country.

    We are looking for great new talent in Wellington to support delivery of quality communications and engagement for programmes such as Let's Get Wellington Moving, Road to Zero and the NZ Upgrade Programme.

    You'll offer advice and provide communications and engagement planning and delivery for these projects and programmes of work to ensure Waka Kotahi is well supported to achieve its goals.

    As one of our Senior Advisors, your role will be to help connect people and partners with Waka Kotahi and champion our reputation through best practice engagement and communications.

    Dealing with external and internal parties across the business, you will have strong stakeholder engagement and relationship development skills.

    You will be innovative and creative, a self-starter and be able to manage ambiguity. Identifying opportunities and making improvements are important aspects you will be bring.

    Ko koe tēnei About you

    To be successful in this role, you will bring :

  • Previous experience in strategic communications and engagement planning and delivery at senior advisor level
  • Excellent writing skills and experience presenting complex information clearly and simply
  • Sound knowledge of communications and engagement tools, techniques and channels
  • Other specialist communications and engagement skills to manage stakeholder engagement, change communications and connect programmes of work to the big picture
  • Proven ability to build relationships with staff at all levels
  • Previous exposure to successfully working in a collaborative / matrix environment and ability to work through ambiguity
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning in the field of engagement and communications
  • Rā katinga Applications close : Sunday 27th June 2021

    To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

    NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values.

    Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.

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