Senior Advisor, Communications and Engagement

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Communications
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1426760
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor, Communications and Engagement
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  • Summary:
  • Make a real difference to road safety
  • 12 month fixed term contract – open to flexible or part time working arrangements for this role
  • Wellington location

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for New Zealand.

The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years’ time. Building the culture and capability to embrace that changing environment is critical to delivering our strategic commitment of Great journeys to keep New Zealand moving. 

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

The Safe Vehicles Programme is focused on building public demand for safer vehicles. Your role is pivotal in educating our consumers on the importance of vehicle safety and the role vehicles play in crash outcomes. 

You will be responsible for providing reliable, understandable and accessible information about vehicle safety star ratings, to encourage a greater uptake of safer vehicles.

The programme is being delivered in partnership with the motor vehicle industry. You will work alongside the Safer Vehicles Programme Delivery Lead to help upskill industry members, stakeholders and influencers. 

Communications and engagement will play a critical role in linking all aspects of the programme together and providing key communications collateral and messaging. As you’ll be providing strategic communications planning and delivery, this role is based in the Wellington region, so the Transport Agency is well supported to achieve its goals.

About you | Ko wai koe

  • Previous experience in strategic communications and engagement planning and delivery at senior advisor level
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and experience presenting complex information clearly and simply
  • Sound knowledge of communications and engagement tools, techniques and channels
  • Other specialist communications and engagement skills i.e: event management, marketing communications, and stakeholder engagement
  • Proven ability to build relationships with staff at all levels
  • Previous exposure to successfully working in a collaborative/matrix environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning in the field of engagement and communications
  • Previous experience or interest in the areas of safety and/or environment will be useful

If you think you have what it takes to join us on this journey we would love to hear from you. 

Applications close: tuesday the 12th of November 2019

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand. NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.