Corporate and Internal Communications Manager
Metlifecare
Newmarket, New Zealand
1d ago

Corporate and Internal Communications Manager

  • Do you have a love for public relations and diverse communications?
  • Have a passion for bringing stories to life in an articulate and exciting way?
  • Enjoy creating content for websites, social media and PR related activities?This very varied role in a fast-growing industry is not for the faint hearted
  • About the role

    With a wide variety of stakeholders and audiences, the Corporate and Internal Communications Manager role is just that - delivering cohesive messaging to the general public, prospective customers, Metlifecare's employees and most importantly the nearly 6,000 residents who call a Metlifecare village their home.

    This role needs the finesse to tell the fabulous stories of Metlifecare, with the agility to react fast in the current climate of Covid..

    This role is a fixed term contract starting ideally in October 2020 for 8-9 months covering a maternity leave. Reporting to the GM of Marketing, this role is based in our Newmarket Support Office and is accountable for the planning, development and execution of compelling media releases, entertaining quarterly magazines, reputational and crisis communications and weekly internal communications across a variety of channels.

    You'll also be part of a team responsible for raising the reputation and awareness of Metlifecare as a strong and proud NZ brand.

    We're looking for a person with a communications or journalism qualification, ideally with 5yrs+ experience as a seasoned communications professional.

    We'd love you to join us and help move us from an analogue to digital world, so if you've got this experience it would be a bonus.

    We're growing fast, so if you're comfortable with pace and constant change, you'd enjoy this role and working for Metlifecare.

    Yes we are aged care, but we are also a property / development and a hospitality company, so if you've come from Aged Care, Hospitality or even Tourism, the transition will be easy peasy!

    Experience and knowledge required :

  • Annual corporate and internal communications strategy and content creation
  • PR and crisis communications
  • Quarterly magazine and regular staff and customer communications
  • Demonstrated success in managing the media and communication agency relationships
  • Creativity, with strong written and verbal communication skills - it's a no brainer you've got to be articulate
  • Content creation is where it's at - so demonstrated experience in content development (written, video, social)
  • Stakeholder experience is a must - ideally having managed multi sites given we have 25 villages across the Northern Island, but also strong partnerships / collaboration across the business and with senior execs like the CEO
  • Social media, intranet and publishing experience are highly desirable
  • Your own transport and up to date drivers license so you can head out to the villages to conduct interviews when appropriate / needed
  • About us

    Established in Auckland in 1984, Metlifecare has a proven track record of successfully owning and managing retirement villages in New Zealand.

    Metlifecare currently owns 25 villages in prime locations throughout the North Island, with many providing a full continuum of care.

    Our villages are designed with our residents' personal freedom and sense of security in mind, with living options ranging from independent villas and apartments through to serviced apartments, assisted and hospital level care.

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