Senior Communications Advisor (Digital Channels)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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    5 days ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 19-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1497158
  • Job Title: Senior Communications Advisor (Digital Channels)
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  • Full-time
  • Wellington

Are you an experienced Senior Communications Advisor keen to contribute to a positive piece of work for Aotearoa/New Zealand?

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is looking for a Senior Communications Advisor, Digital Channels to provide expert communication services in support of the Inquiry’s work, communicate directly with the Inquiry’s stakeholders and advise on communications.

This is an interesting and diverse role with plenty of variation developing and implementing digital management plan and digital channel frameworks for the unique audiences and stakeholders of the Royal Commission.

This is an opportunity to:

  • be part of a high performing Communications team that helps the Royal Commission to communicate what it does, and to engage audiences and stakeholders as its work proceeds
  • support the Communications Manager to provide strategic, proactive and timely digital communications advice to support the Inquiry’s terms of reference and work programme
  • support the organisation and senior leaders with their digital communication needs
  • be responsible for specific digital communications deliverables.

You will ideally need at least five years experience, be adaptable and resilient and confident working in a complex environment with generalist digital communications skills.

You will have the ability to undertake video editing as this is a core part of the role and be considerably skilled and experienced in providing website technical support and developing content and layout for a range of digital channels. It is essential that you are agile and confident working in a fast moving and dynamic environment.

The capability to develop good relationships in a complex environment, is highly desirable.

It is desirable that you have all or some of the following:

  • Confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive approaches
  • Show knowledge that is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A demonstrated understanding of trauma informed approaches

About us

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and will make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific people, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future, and we value diversity in the workforce.

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work.

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome – we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website

Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us?

To apply

Please include a cover letter and CV with your application to

For a copy of the application form, please refer to our website.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website or contact

Applications close 11.59pm Thursday, 26 November 2020.