Senior Advisor Communications

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Communications, media, & marketing
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: 32692370
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Communications
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  • Summary:

The Environmental Protection Authority is an independent Crown agency responsible for regulating activities that affect New Zealand’s environment. This includes assessing whether certain chemicals should be allowed into New Zealand, regulating activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone, and administering the Emissions Trading Scheme.  

Want to help ensure New Zealand’s unique environment is protected for future generations? We’re looking for a multi-talented senior communications advisor to join our busy Communications team.

The work we do makes a difference to the everyday lives of all New Zealanders, and everyone working at the EPA contributes to this work.

About the role:

The Senior Advisor Communications role is a permanent full-time position based in our office on Lambton Quay in Wellington’s central city.

The focus will be on providing communications advice and support on matters relating to the EPA’s functions under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act, but an understanding of the full range of EPA functions will be required.

The successful candidate will help manage media queries and support our spokespeople; craft media releases and associated communications material; be involved in the creation and implementation of communications strategies; contribute to EPA newsletters; and provide day-to-day communications advice to the organisation.

Our Communications team sits within the wider Engagement group, and focuses on internal and external communications, including managing our intranet and the external website; running our social media channels; media liaison; being champions of the EPA brand; and works closely with our colleagues responsible for community engagement, events, and technical writing.

The work will be varied and stimulating, and no two days will be the same.

What we’re looking for:

We are seeking someone who has a range of qualities, including:

  • at least five years’ experience in an equivalent role, or a background in journalism
  • excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • confidence taking technical or complex material and translating it into plain English
  • the ability to craft media releases and other content that is informative and engaging; video filming and editing skills would be a welcome bonus

 

  • media savvy, and able to help deliver fast and informative responses to queries

 

  • initiative, problem solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • experience working in complex organisations and managing a diverse and sometimes conflicting workload
  • the ability to engage and influence at a senior management and governance level

What we offer:

The EPA is a great place to work, made up of friendly people with ambitious goals. We value our employees, and take pride in offering a positive working environment, lots of professional development, and supporting work-life balance.

Some of the benefits of working with us include on-site weekly Māori language lessons and regular Te Ao Māori workshops, as well as frequent talks on a range of topics from fascinating external speakers. We also have a variety of staff groups, from yoga to adventure running, that cater to the diverse interests of our staff.

In addition to these great benefits at work, we offer our staff extra leave on top of the standard requirements and challenging and interesting work. Visit the careers section of our website to find out more.

To view the position description, please click here.

Role closes 18 March 2020, if not filled prior, feel free to get in touch with Bree bree.mackay@epa.govt.nz with any questions.

The Environmental Protection Authority is an independent Crown agency responsible for regulating activities that affect New Zealand’s environment. This includes assessing whether certain chemicals should be allowed into New Zealand, regulating activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone, and administering the Emissions Trading Scheme.