Senior Communications Advisor – NZBN

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Communications, Marketing
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1364918
  • Job Title: Senior Communications Advisor – NZBN
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Senior role for a communications and engagement expert
  • Fixed term through to end of June 2019
  • Based in Wellington CBD, Stout Street.



About the role:


The Senior Communications Advisor contributes to the operations of the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) Communications and Marketing team and will be required to work closely with other teams that are working on NZBN-related initiatives, such as e-Invoicing (


This is an exciting time to be joining the NZBN team, with extensive work being undertaken that will fundamentally transform the way Kiwi businesses interact and transact with each other.


This role will work across all facets of communications and marketing, from content creation through to campaign development and execution. The role is varied, with a range of interesting and challenging work planned over the next few months.


The successful candidate will be a strong copywriter with exceptional attention to detail and experience ‘translating’ complex information into plain English. Experience with social media would be advantageous.


You’ll be part of a small but enthusiastic team working collaboratively to deliver a visible marketing and communications strategy that’s crucial to the success of the NZBN and e-Invoicing initiatives. At the end of the fixed term role, you’ll have delivered meaningful work that will have a lasting impact on the way Kiwis do business in New Zealand and around the world.  


In this role, the Senior Communications Advisor will work closely with a diverse range of stakeholders both internally and externally, across the public and private sector. You’ll develop content for a variety of audiences and channels including newsletters, media releases, presentations, social media and blogs.


This role requires an experienced communications professional who shows initiative, is motivated and able to manage their own time.


Ideally we would like someone full-time in the position but there is flexibility as we would consider a minimum of 32 hours per week.


You will need to bring


To be successful in this role, you will ideally have:

  • Over 5 years of demonstrated experience in communications and marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering strategic communications that connect with a broad variety of audiences.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain constructive and effective relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced complex environment with a strong degree of agility and flexibility.
  • Skilled at turning complex information into communications that are easy-to-understand.
  • Be a self-starter who is able to hit the ground running and shows a lot of initiative.
  • Strong proven experience on providing customer-focused solutions and services.
  • Understanding of Government decision-making and operating procedures.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.



About the NZBN

The NZBN is a globally unique identifier, available to all Kiwi businesses, including companies, government agencies and sole traders. The NZBN is issued by MBIE and it links to the information businesses are most often asked to share, like a trading name and phone number. By making it faster and easier to share these details, the NZBN will help reduce the time and energy businesses spend providing the same information in multiple times in different ways. The NZBN enables innovations and new digital services designed to save businesses time and money, both when dealing with government and when working with other businesses.


How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our online careers website.  Here you can view a position description, as well as complete the online application, and upload a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be formally submitted via the online advertisement.

Email quoting ref MBIE/1364918 if you have any further questions.


Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 14th November 2018.