21/018 Senior Communications Advisor
Organisational Capability and Services
Type: Fixed Term (15 months)
Hours: Full time
Business Group: Communications
Branch: Organisational Capability and Services
Salary: $77,173 - $104,410
Te Tari Taiwhenua the Department of Internal Affairs is committed to making New Zealand better for New Zealanders. Our corporate communications team is central to telling the stories of how our mahi does that, and for managing the Department’s risk and reputation. Our mahi covers an extremely diverse and interesting portfolio – including seven Ministerial portfolios spanning passports, charities regulation, creating a digital public service, countering violent extremism online…and almost everything in between!
We’re looking for a team player and trusted pair of hands to be a senior member of the corporate communications team, working closely with the Chief Executive’s office to cover 15 months maternity leave. We’d like to welcome someone who is experienced in providing strategic advice to senior leaders and who enjoys mentoring junior advisors.
Do you have:
- 8 years’ + experience in communications roles?
- Experience working with Minister’s offices, advising executives and building trusted relationships?
- A reputation for focusing on details while keeping sight of the bigger picture?
- A strategic mindset with the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time?
- A proactive and responsive approach to the needs of internal and external stakeholders, including media?
The Communications Group sits within Organisational Capability and Services (OCS) Branch and this role reports to the Corporate Communications Manager. OCS is dedicated to driving the Department to succeed by providing services that help business groups and people make the best contribution to New Zealand.
We believe in a workplace culture that’s supportive, collaborative and innovative. We also believe in trying hard and having fun and offer flexible working by default.
Working at Te Tari Taiwhenua, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the mahi we do for New Zealanders. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion and fosters a supportive workplace culture. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access. We are also committed to the professional development of our people and offer a range of opportunities for growth as well as a great range of benefits.
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
Applications close: 5pm, Monday 25 January 2021
For more information please contact: Anthony Clearwater on Anthony.Clearwater@dia.govt.nz
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