Senior Internal Communications Advisor, (3), (Permanent/Fixed Term)

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  • Category: Communications/Media
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/600/5740
  • Job Title: Senior Internal Communications Advisor, (3), (Permanent/Fixed Term)
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We are looking for three experienced internal communications professionals with great relationship management skills to join DOC’s Internal Communications team, based in Wellington.

We’re passionate about internal comms and the difference it can make to enhancing workplace culture and engagement and supporting DOC’s conservation work, in partnership with our Organisational Development and Corporate Services colleagues, so if you share our passion then come and join us.


He angitūtanga: About the Role 

The roles are providing strategic internal communications advice and engaging storytelling to support key projects and strategic priorities to be successful. Specifically these roles will create and implement communication strategies to drive greater awareness and understanding to help shape the desired internal culture for health, safety and wellbeing, treaty partner engagement sustainability, our organisational strategy Te Kaupapa and our capability building project called Future DOC.

This advertisement is for three Senior Internal Communications Advisor roles; one permanent, and two for fixed term periods (we are open to inter-agency secondments). See the job Applicant Information Sheet attached to this advertisement for descriptions.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

We are looking for senior internal communications experts who can:

  • Work alongside our internal clients as a business partner in a client management model and role model this way of working
  • Develop clear, credible and compelling internal communications strategies that will drive and shape a great workplace culture through deliberate planning and crafting of communications.
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills with the ability to bring our organisational priorities to life through effective engagement and by telling stories across multiple channels and formats including video.
  • Influence cross-functional teams and manage multiple stakeholders, while bringing people on the journey with you.
  • Ensure there are clear communication measurements and reporting processes in place.
  • Demonstrate great people skills and be a good listener who seeks to understand and learn, and the ability to relate well to others will be essential.


Successful candidates will be flexible self-starters and capable multi-taskers; able to pick up and quickly understand different issues, manage conflicting priorities and get work done to a high standard. Providing strong strategic advice, being an excellent writer and executing well on key internal campaigns is your forte.

You will have excellent presentation skills and the ability to lead work with stakeholders at varying levels of seniority and at all levels of the organisation. Familiar with information technology, you will be comfortable with digital, email newsletters (campaign monitor) and video. You will also make an important contribution to enhancing team cohesion and credibility.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. If you have a clear preference for one of the roles, please highlight this in your cover letter; otherwise you will be considered for all three.

For any queries, please contact: Internal Communications Manager Fiona Robinson-Morey, quoting vacancy number 600/5740

Applications close 5pm Monday, 15 February 2021

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.