Advisor, Correspondence and Events

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 08-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/315
  • Job Title: Advisor, Correspondence and Events
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Advisor, Correspondence and Events

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake(the Office) is focused on significantly enhancing its influence and impact on the public sector to deliver better results for New Zealand. The Office is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders, by helping to continuously improve the public’s trust in public services and the value those services deliver.

The Office receives a lot of correspondence from a wide cross-section of New Zealanders, from members of the public to Parliamentarians. We’ve created a new role in our Communications and Engagement Team to manage the Office’s centralised correspondence processes and systems, and to support the delivery of Office events. The Advisor, Correspondence and Events will work closely with staff from across the Office to ensure that all the correspondence we receive is responded to promptly.

In this role, you would be responsible for:

  • managing the processes and systems for the Office’s response to correspondence;
  • drafting and sending initial responses;
  • tracking response timelines and providing regular reporting and analysis;
  • identifying opportunities for, and providing advice about, potential events to promote the work of the Office; and
  • co-ordinating events and assisting with delivering internal and external events, and other stakeholder engagement activities.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • excellent planning, organisation, and logistics skills;
  • experience in managing administrative processes across an organisation;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages for different audiences;
  • excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills; and
  • experience in event co-ordination and managing logistics.

Previous experience in a Ministerial/correspondence or equivalent role preferred.

Our benefits

  • Learning and development opportunities
  • We support flexible working
  • A unique operating environment with Parliament

We want a more diverse workforce that reflects contemporary New Zealand. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process. 

You must be able to gain and maintain a Confidential national security clearance. Ordinarily, this means that you must be a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident, or hold a current residency class visa and intend to become a citizen when eligible. You must have a five-year checkable background in NZ, UK, USA, Canada, or Australia.  Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or

To find out more about us, see our website:

You must apply online through (you’ll find the application form and position description there, too).

Applications close Sunday 25 October 2020.


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