Principal Adviser – Engagement & Communications

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/BCAQ10609C
  • Job Title: Principal Adviser – Engagement & Communications
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  • Summary:
  • Help drive the Ministry’s ambitious strategy and priorities 
  • Build and maintain the Ministry’s reputation with key stakeholders
  • Play a critical role within a small collegial high-performing team

We are looking for an engagement and communications Principal Adviser as a key member of our Engagement & Communications Team. If you are a Senior Adviser ready to make the leap to Principal Adviser, or are already a high-performing Principal Adviser interested in a change, we want to hear from you!

Join this energetic, motivated Ministry and make your contribution to New Zealand society.  Transport is an essential part of life for every New Zealander. We are a small, collegial agency with an exciting work programme that lends itself to day-to-day variety. It’s not just about cars, planes and ships, we touch every area of and how transport impacts New Zealanders’ lives.

The reputation of the Ministry is what the Engagement and Communications Team is all about.  We deliver advice and services to other teams, drive the Ministry’s stakeholder and internal communications strategies, and provide support to our Minister.

About the role 

Partnering with our senior leadership and other managers, you will provide strategic and operational advice to help us make the step change in our reputation that we are aspiring to. You will be adept at gaining buy-in from others in delivering organisational engagement activities. You will also play a key role as a mentor and leader in the Engagement and Communications Team.

Reporting to the Manager of Engagement and Communications, this is a fantastic opportunity to have an organisation-wide impact by helping to lift engagement and communications across the Ministry. Our values are Invested, Bold and Collaborative. Not only will you be comfortable with them, you’ll embrace and personify them.

What we are looking for

In this fast paced and exciting role, you will combine an ability to see the big picture with strong engagement skills that enable you to effectively work with managers and senior leaders. 

Along with excellent communication skills, you will be known for your proactive and energetic team approach that gets results. You will have a relevant background and qualifications in communication, public relations or journalism, with a minimum of 4-5 years experience, preferably in the government sector. 

What we offer

There’s a lot of opportunity here. 

The Ministry places a strong emphasis on professional development, and you’ll receive plenty of support to take ownership of your role. So, if you’re looking for a way to put your talents to best use, apply today.

The salary band for this role is $111,000 – $150,000. The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.

We encourage you to find out more by visiting our careers website and by downloading the position description. For a confidential discussion about the roles with the hiring manager please contact Upu Fonoti to arrange a time –

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role. 

Please apply today including your cover letter and your full CV before Tuesday 16th February 2021.