Senior Advisor Communications

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    2 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 15-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1433243
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Communications
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Fixed Term/Secondment to December 2020

  • Bring your communications expertise to the table
  • Improve the lives of tamariki and whanau
  • Supportive and inclusive environment


Bring your best “Comms” self and be part of our journey and contribute to a new initiative making a difference to our tamariki!  Your part of this journey will be to lead the internal and external communications for us.


About the Role

We are looking for a confident senior communications advisor who is ready to embrace a new opportunity. Your key focus will be to support the Strengthening of Oversight for the Oranga Tamariki System Programme and the establishment of the Independent Children’s Monitor function, through the development and execution of communications plans across multiple channels.

This is a multifaceted role in which you will be working closely with many stakeholders including our senior leaders, so it goes without saying you will be a natural at fostering great relationships at all levels.

You will be working within a diverse and passionate team that are focused on ensuring the wellbeing and interests of children are at the centre of how the state delivers care and support.


About You

You will know the comms game well and be a serious player, bringing your in-depth knowledge and experience of communication tools, techniques and channels including writing/editing communications material.

You will be able to demonstrate your expertise in supporting programmes of this nature and the corresponding public scrutiny of the programme and have some knowledge of tikanga and Te reo Māori.

As someone who welcomes and values diversity, you will be able to contribute to an inclusive working environment where differences are acknowledged and respected.


About the Independent Children’s Monitor

The Government is implementing new institutional arrangements to strengthen independent oversight of the Oranga Tamariki system and children’s issues. The changes aim to improve services for the tamariki and rangatahi who most need it and to build trust and confidence in New Zealand’s care system.


How to Apply

 To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form.

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Applications close: Thursday 21 November 2019


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