Internal Communications – Senior & Advisor level opportunities

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Communications
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 03-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1454495
  • Job Title: Internal Communications – Senior & Advisor level opportunities
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  • Summary:
  • Environment where you will be challenged to learn and grow
  • We are open to varying levels of experience
  • Wellington location

About us | Ko wai mātou

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency partners with others to deliver safe, easy and connected journeys that help improve the lives of New Zealanders and help our businesses thrive. Our work at Waka Kotahi connects people and communities, keeps people safe and well, and supports New Zealand’s prosperity. Our success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for New Zealand.

The Engagement and Partnerships Group supports the success of Waka Kotahi by strengthening relationships with our central and local government partners, communities and industry. We do this by telling great stories about the work Waka Kotahi does. Our exciting and diverse work spans a range of partners and stakeholders – we support Ministers, coordinate collaboration across central government, lead constant dialogue with our local government partners, and engage directly with the New Zealand public.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

You will help connect our people with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and its work. Through best practice engagement and communications, you’ll be helping ensure our people are kept informed and motivated through a variety of content that highlights the amazing work our people do and have the important information they need to know.

You’ll be a trusted advisor and a champion connector across the organisation as well as providing communications planning and delivery for a range of initiatives and business activity across our organisation so that the Transport Agency is well supported to achieve its goals.

These are key roles within the team; You will provide strategic, proactive and timely internal communications advice to the business. You will take the lead on the delivery of communications and engagement for programmes of work that will influence how local government and our partners develop a better transport system to meet their community needs. Working with our business partners, you will develop and implement engagement and communications frameworks and plans, including mitigating risk.

We ask that you please specify the level you would like to be considered for on your cover letter.


To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • A reputation for and experience as a high performer, who is comfortable working in a changing and intense environment
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in dealing with complex, sensitive, or ambiguous issues
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and experience presenting complex information clearly and simply
  • Sound knowledge of communications and engagement tools, techniques and channels
  • Effective interpersonal skills – able to relate to, influence and gain the confidence of, diverse internal stakeholders.
  • Previous exposure to successfully working in a collaborative/matrix environment
  • A creative approach and the ability to develop and lead innovative solutions to communications issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning in the field of engagement and communications
  • A tertiary qualification in communications or a related discipline is desirable

In return we are offering a competitive salary, a professional and committed team who will guide you through your professional development, and an excellent working environment that provides flexible employment practices. Come and join us.

Applications close: Tuesday the 17th of March 2020

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.