Senior Business Partner

  • Company:
    Education in New Zealand
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:

Kaitohu Tuakana – Senior Business Partner, Communications Accounts

  • Permanent, full-time role
  • Wellington
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    Help shape the future of Education

    At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

    It’s an exciting time here at the Ministry. As a Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Group (CSE), we’ve a critical role to play in telling our story in a way that will make a difference. We lead all engagement with the media and manage all the Ministry’s internal and external communications channels, publications, events, branding and communications design.

    This is a fast-paced, dynamic and collegial working environment. We have a great team focused on supporting each other and putting ākonga/students at the heart of all we do.

    Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

    While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

    About this role

    This role of Kaitohu Tuakana – Senior Business Partner, Communications Accounts works in partnership with one of our key business groups, providing an end-to-end strategic communications and stakeholder engagement service. It spans account management, integrated communications services and trusted expertise, all of which build good relationships and supports us to be successful as a team.

    Our work is exciting, interesting, and worthwhile. Key accountabilities of the position include:

  • Acting as a trusted advisor, business partner and influencer to business group leaders to ensure communication strategies are effective and risks and opportunities are well managed.
  • Ensuring media responses are positive, timely and co-ordinated across the business. This may include some out of hours work, which would be negotiated and agreed.
  • Providing integrated strategic communications expertise and account management services for specific parts of the Ministry.
  • Identifying opportunities for the Ministry to build its reputation, leading a proactive approach to good news stories while at the same time identifying and mitigating reputational risks.
  • Working in partnership with Māori to incorporate Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership principles as part of our everyday Ministry communications, strategies and channels. 
  • Supporting innovation and continuous improvement across the team.
  • About you

    If you’ve got experience in leading with influence, strong relationship management and communications skills – both strategically and in delivery – we’re keen to hear from you. You will be able to work positively across the Ministry and the CSE group, with a purposeful and innovative approach. You will bring a knowledgeable, calm, positive and proactive approach to stakeholder engagement. 

    You will also offer:

  • experience working in a communications and stakeholder engagement role in a large and complex organisation
  • experience in a range of communications and stakeholder engagement roles
  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.