Senior Communications Advisor
The Department of Internal Affairs
Wellington, NZ
4d ago
  • Are you looking for a new challenge working to make a real difference for NZers and Māori?
  • Are you a team player and experienced communications specialist?
  • Working at the Secretariat to the Ministerial Review into the Future for Local Government, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of Māori and all New Zealanders.

    The Secretariat works to support the Review Panel in its work to identify how our system of local democracy and governance needs to evolve over the next 30 years, to improve the wellbeing of New Zealand Communities and the environment, and actively embody the Treaty partnership.

    The Panel will engage extensively with New Zealanders and undertake research and analysis to deliver a report with recommendations to Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Local Government and Local Government New Zealand in April 2023.

    The terms of reference for the Review are here.

    As a Senior Communications Advisor working as part of a dynamic team within a large transformation programme, you will work on implementation of strategies and deliver significant communication and engagement projects across various channels.

    If you have any previous experience in communications with Māori and ethnic communities, it would be an advantage.

    To be successful in this role, you are :

  • an experienced senior communications specialist
  • a strong story teller in plain English with the ability to adapt content for different audiences and channels
  • able to think on your feet and to build positive relationships with a wide range of people
  • able to manage complex pieces of work
  • politically and digitally savvy with an ability to connect, influence and deliver.
  • willing to give things a go with a can-do attitude
  • able to work alongside others to plan and put ideas into action
  • What we have to offer you :

  • exciting work programmes
  • various development opportunities
  • a genuine flexible working environment
  • an inclusive and supportive workplace
  • If you thrive on cutting edge projects, a genuine challenge, and knowing that what you do, you do for the good of New Zealand, we would very much like to hear from you.

    We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes.

    We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.

    To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

    We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas :

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government
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