Senior Advisor Internal Communications

  • Company:
    Maritime New Zealand
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
  • Full Time
  • Application Closes 07 Apr 2021
  • Wellington – Wellington City
  • Media and Communication Worker
  • Who we are

    At Maritime New Zealand we are entrusted with ensuring the safety, cleanliness and security of our coastal and inland waterways on behalf of all New Zealanders.

    We are proud to be one of New Zealand’s most trusted public sector agencies, and are committed to leading, coordinating and engaging with the maritime sector and a wide range of partners to achieve our mission. 

    With around 250 staff across the country, including at our 10 regional offices, Wellington head office, and at our Marine Pollution Response Centre and the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand, we are a diverse and active organisation.

    Our work includes promoting safety campaigns and initiatives across the recreational boating and commercial shipping sector, developing policy and maritime regulation, and responding to marine oil spills, maritime incidents, and coordinating large-scale search and rescue operations.

    About the Team and the Role

    We’re looking for an experienced internal communications specialist to help lead and strengthen our internal engagement and communications activities. The Senior Advisor Internal Communications will provide specialist advice/support regarding internal, strategic and tactical communications issues, and support the wider group to lead and champion effective communications and engagement on behalf of the organization. 

    The role will deliver high quality communications services and support, and work closely with the Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Managers and other groups across MNZ to ensure consistency across our communications channels and activities. There is also a requirement to provide after-hours media support on a rostered basis, so some experience in media management is desirable. 

    About you

    As the Senior Advisor Internal Communications, you will ideally have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in communications, media or similar;
  • Significant experience working in a specialist internal/strategic communications or similar role. Some experience in emergency response situations is an advantage;
  • Strong analytical abilities, including sound judgement and robust decision-making skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing;
  • Proven experience developing and delivering against budgets and programmes of work in a complex and dynamic business environment;
  • Strong relationship-building and collaborative skills;
  • An ability to see the ‘big picture’, and recognise and manage risk across the wider organisation;
  • Knowledge of public sector management would be an advantage, including the ability to undertake monitoring and reporting on strategic outcomes and performance indicators;
  • A sound knowledge of media tools and channels, including use of social media; and
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically.
  • Why Maritime NZ?

    At Maritime NZ we value our staff and our success as an organisation is underpinned by our people. We are committed to building a diverse and motivated workforce. 

    How to Apply

    If this role sound like you, please apply directly online through our Maritime NZ Careers Page . You will be required to complete an application form and submit a covering letter and CV. If you have any questions, please contact 

    This role closes Wednesday 7th April 2021. 

  • Senior-Advisor-Internal-Comms-PD—March-2021.pdf