Communications and Engagement Adviser

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    Education in New Zealand
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    negotiable / month
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Communications and Engagement Adviser

  • Permanent, full-time
  • National Office, Wellington
  • Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

    Help shape the future of Education

    At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

    Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

    While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

    About our group and team

    The Early Learning and Student Achievement (ELSA) group is a key part of the Ministry with over 300 staff. The group works to make learning and teaching relevant, real and valued. Within ELSA, the Education Workforce team delivers a range of work including:

  • The annual Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, showcasing best practice teaching across New Zealand.
  • The Teacher Supply programme, getting the right teachers in the right place at the right time and supporting teachers on their pathway from teacher training and employment through to continuing their professional development learning practice.
  • The Education Workforce Strategy providing the Government with a range of aspirational, ambitious, transformational, sustainable, and enduring options for consideration.
  • The Pay Equity and Employment Relations team.
  • About this role

    Do you have a love for engagement but also of making things happen? If so, we are looking for you.

    We are seeking an experienced Communications and Engagement Adviser to join us, working primarily in the Prime Minister’s Awards team, but also across the Pay Equity and Employment Relations team, and Teacher Supply team. We want someone with the ability to persuade and clearly communicate with stakeholders, as well as providing sound communication and engagement advice across the team.

    About you

    To be successful in this role, you will be an excellent communicator, with well-developed presentation and writing skills. Being able to quickly adapt to a changing environment and deliver high quality work is a critical requirement.

    You will also offer:

  • Previous experience in a communications or engagement role
  • Previous experience with developing and implementing communications and engagement plans
  • The ability to write clear, concise content for a range of channels
  • The ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative
  • An innovative and conceptual thinking style
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others to deliver outcomes
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
  • If you’d like to bring your skills to an exciting role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.