Senior Advisor, Communications and Engagement

  • Company:
    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/1426110
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor, Communications and Engagement
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  • Summary:
  • An opportunity to work on our Safe Networks Programme
  • Be a part of a meaningful collaborative initiative that impacts the lives of New Zealanders
  • Wellington location

About us | Ko wai mātou

At the 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.

The Communications and Engagement team support the business by providing internal and external communication and engagement support and advice. We help people understand where we are heading, what our culture is and the difference we make to New Zealand, through sharing information, starting conversations and listening to our people, customers, stakeholders and partners.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

An opportunity to work on our Safe Networks Programme, a collaborative initiative that aims to save up to 160 deaths and serious injuries every year across New Zealand’s highest risk state highways and local roads. 

Reporting into the Principal Advisor, the Senior Advisor Communications and Engagement helps connect people with the Transport Agency and leads the enhancement of our reputation for delivering best practice engagement and communications. You will offer excellent strategic advice and coaching and will drive our strategic approach, communications planning and specialist solutions delivery for the Safe Network Programme so that the Transport Agency is well supported to achieve its goals.

For more information on the Safe Networks Programme please follow this link:

About you | Ko wai koe

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Extensive experience in strategic communications and engagement planning and delivery at senior advisor level
  • Experience in or exposure to an account/relationship management environment
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and experience presenting complex and strategic information clearly and simply
  • Proficient in creation of PowerPoint presentations
  • A deep understanding and knowledge of communications and engagement tools, techniques and channels
  • Solid communications and engagement skills ie: event management, marketing communications, stakeholder engagement, change communications, who also promotes continuous learning in the field
  • Proven ability to build relationships with a diverse and complex range of staff leaders and stakeholders at all levels of the Transport Agency
  • Previous exposure to successfully working in a collaborative/matrix environment.

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.