Milford Opportunities Project Lead - Engagement and Communications (Fixed Term)at Department of Conservation
Department of Conservation
3d ago
source : New Zealand Government

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The Milford Opportunities Project is seeking a Lead, Engagement and Communications. A critical role for the project for a person passionate about Piopiotahi and

Be part of a project that could change the way we manage our iconic places around New Zealand. The Milford Opportunities Project is aiming to enhance and protect the visitor experience, conservation values and the cultural history of iconic Milford Sound Piopiotahi, the Milford Road and Te Anau, and you can be part of

We are looking for someone to lead our Engagement and Communications work in the next stage of the project; the development of business cases which includes feasibility testing, for the recommendations made in the masterplan launched last year.

Part of this work will include more engagement with stakeholders, the community and

We need people who are passionate about the place, the wairua, the stories and ensuring the project lives up to its vision, Piopiotahi New Zealand as it was

The Milford Opportunities Project aspires to create a more environmentally sustainable, culturally responsive, world-class visitor experience and is an inter-agency collaboration between iwi, business, local and central

It is run by an independent board that reports to the Ministers of Conservation, Tourism and

Mo te tūnga About the

This is a fixed-term role for 18 months, based in Central Otago, Queenstown Lakes or Te

To lead relationship building, engagement and communications with stakeholders and partners, to support the Unit to deliver the objectives, outcomes and benefits of Stage Three, phase one of Milford

  • Developing and implementing the engagement strategy and communications
  • Ensuring the participation and input of iwi agencies, government agencies and the local community, inclusive of concession holders, and ensure alignment of any communications and
  • Proactively work with the Change Management work stream on framing, timing and approaches to
  • Align and deliver engagement and communications across Ngāi Tahu, partners, local stakeholders, and
  • Enable the work programme through the establishment, liaison, and coordination of advisory groups in a purposeful manner that leverages connections for the
  • In collaboration with Ngāi Tahu help capture the cultural narrative and mana whenua connections to be woven into all forms of
  • Develop and ensure appropriate use of brand
  • Proactively respond to media requests, parliamentary questions and Official Information Act requests
  • Lead or assist in creating
  • Work across agencies to leverage communication tools to amplify communications appropriately both internally and
  • Enable cohesion across agencies including drawing intelligence from the dedicated resource provided in
  • This role offers the flexibility to work from home at times, as well as the opportunity to work flexible hours (around the school run for

    Ō wheako, ō pukenga About

    We are seeking an individual with demonstrated stakeholder relationship management and advocacy skills, ideally with existing relevant stakeholder relationships to the area

    If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from

    Whakawhanaungatanga an ability to foster and develop relationships with colleagues, public and our Te Tiriti Excellent stakeholder relationship management and advocacy skills, developed either in the private sector or public service, ideally with existing relevant stakeholder relationships to the area Experience of productively engaging and collaborating with Communications experience to a strategic and senior level, ability to design and implement an engagement and communications plan that draws together complex threads with internal and external, local and national Experience of communicating across a variety of platforms and communication


    If you have any further questions about this opportunity, please contact Nicola Colson at

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