Senior Communications Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 25-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1910075
  • Job Title: Senior Communications Advisor
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What you will do

As the Senior Communications Advisor you will report to the Team Leader – Communications Advisors and provide direct support to single Service and NZDF clients. You will also provide strategic planning and delivery support by providing professional, planning and delivery of communications advice and support across the NZDF.

Additionally you will:

  • Support and develop communications to NZDF personnel and external audiences; and
  • Contribute to internal and external communications, ensuring information is engaging, accessible and well presented in NZDF’s various communications channels, including print, intranet and internet.

What we need

To be successful in this role you will be a proactive and highly service-driven individual.  You will have the ability to think methodically and you will use your strategic and conceptual based thinking to make decisions. You will also need to have:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Sound planning, prioritisation and time management skills; and
  • Experience working in a public relations or corporate communications field.

This is a fixed term role through to September 2020.

Who we are

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Defence Public Affairs (DPA) develops, executes and monitors NZDF’s public affairs one to four year strategies and plans in support of broader NZDF strategies.

DPA’s purpose is to directly enhance the reputation and identity of the NZDF internally and externally. Through the provision of creative services (including content development, editing, imagery, and design), digital expertise, marketing, media relations, and business partnership, the Group provides for the integration of all NZDF public affairs activity. DPA plays an important role in maintaining confidence in the NZDF by coordinating, advising and promoting military commemorations, heritage and protocol.

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;
  • Five weeks’ annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture.

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Tony Vale on 021 241 553.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Tuesday 12 November 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.