Communications Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 11-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/49666R
  • Job Title: Communications Advisor
  • Business Unit:
  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Do you have outstanding communication and relationship management skills?
  • Enjoy a flexible working environment and opportunities for career development
  • Full-time, fixed-term role (until October 2020) at $83,025 (pro rata) plus free life insurance

Te Tākinatanga – Our story

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities brings together the three existing agencies of Housing New Zealand, HLC and KiwiBuild to form a new organisation.

We do amazing, important work. We contribute to thriving communities that provide New Zealanders with good quality, affordable homes. Our work supports people to have good access to jobs, amenities and services, as well as improving the wellbeing of current and future generations. We do this by being a world class public housing provider, and partnering with others to deliver urban development projects.

Ko tā mātou mahi – Our role

We are seeking a Communications Advisor to provide communications advice and services to Kāinga Ora’s business groups.

The role requires a strategic thinker who can build strong relationships with key internal stakeholders (such as other Crown agencies and departments), and deliver high quality communication services.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring:

  • You’ll hold a tertiary qualification in communications or journalism, coupled with relevant experience working in this field
  • You’ll have broad communications experience (promotion, print, media, internet), and have led communications programmes at a programme level
  • You’ll have the ability to write well and communicate a narrative that keeps our audiences well informed and engaged
  • Public sector communications experience within a government/state sector environment is advantageous
  • You’ll have exceptional relationship management skills, coupled with a natural aptitude for strategic planning

Nōu te rourou – What’s in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail at

As a Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance, and to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Kotahitanga – One team

We have important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • Te Ngakau – We trust each other and share ownership
  • Te Atawhai – We care about each other as people
  • Te Koha – Everyone’s contribution matters
  • Te Māhaki – We are humble and genuine
  • Te Ako Tonu – We continually learn and innovate

Tūhono mai – Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Applications close on Thursday, 21 November 2019.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 49666GJO.