Senior Digital Communications Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Communications
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 20-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: OMB/1451775
  • Job Title: Senior Digital Communications Advisor
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  • Summary:


  • Help promote our vision of fairness for all
  • Opportunity to reach new audiences
  • Be part of a dynamic and experienced team

Here at the Ombudsman, we are all about fairness for all. As an independent Officer of Parliament, we help the New Zealand public in their dealings with public sector agencies. We handle complaints, carry out investigations, protect the rights of people in detention, provide advice and training to agencies and strive to build awareness of what we do and how we do it.

We are looking for a Senior Digital Communications Advisor who is looking for an opportunity to use their skills and experience to change lives with us at the Ombudsman. You will be joining a Communications team of senior communications specialists who thrive in the unique intersection between media, government and society. The team have recently launched a new content rich website and manage a modern intranet that must keep up with the needs of a growing organisation, but we’re not going to stop there. There’s more work to do, with the opportunity to develop new products and new audiences to reach including children, youth, and seniors in line with our expanding jurisdictions.

Growing our presence as an organisation and making the Ombudsman accessible to people from all walks of life will be at the heart of our success and the Senior Digital Communications Advisor plays a key role in this. As our digital comms expert, you will need to bring with you:

  • considerable experience across communications and digital communications at a senior advisor level;
  • considerable experience in delivery communications to a wide range of groups, including national and international audiences, using a variety of different channels;
  • extensive working knowledge of web and digital communications and best practice;
  • in-depth understanding of social media platforms and publishing tools;
  • proven ability to engage and build online audiences, connecting with new audiences to grow a user base using digital platforms;
  • excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to build credibility with a range of stakeholders;
  • strong written and oral communication skills; and
  • a track record of delivering results.

We have a friendly and collaborative environment where our people enjoy interesting and challenging work and are passionate about what they do. We embrace diversity of perspectives and foster an inclusive environment which benefits our people and the work they do. So, if you have a passion for helping people and want to be part of fulfilling our purpose of fairness for all, go ahead, have a read of the job description, and apply now!

Depending on skills and experience, the expected salary for this position will be between $105,000 and $123,000.

You will need to register through our online career centre, complete our application form, and upload your CV and cover letter. For further information please contact the recruitment team

All applicants will have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand. Appointees will be subject to a criminal convictions check and may be required to achieve and maintain a NZ Government (NZSIS) security clearance.