Senior Public Affairs Advisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 24-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1910069
  • Job Title: Senior Public Affairs Advisor
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What you will do
As the Senior Public Affairs Advisor, you will provide support to the Media & Communications Manager and be responsible for providing strategic and operational media and communications advice and support to the NZDF.
The primary accountability of the position is to ensure effective media and communications outcomes for the NZDF, protecting and promoting our reputation, building internal pride and supporting the recruitment of the right people to the right roles. The role will ensure information is engaging, accessible, well presented and suitable for use across NZDF’s various communications channels, including print, intranet and internet.
What we need
To be successful in this role you will need: 

  • A thorough understanding of the New Zealand media landscape;
  • The ability to think methodically, establish and maintain sound processes and systems, and respond quickly to complex issues;
  • Have a sound understanding of corporate communications, change communications and public relations concepts and processes;
  • An in-depth understanding of issues and reputation management;
  • Be proactive, highly committed and service driven with a desire to add value and capable of identifying and addressing customers’ needs.

This a fixed term role until September 2020.

Who we are
Defence Public Affairs (DPA) provides effective, high quality communications advice, services, delivery and support to all parts of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and also the Ministry of Defence.
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. 
Why Us

This is your chance to join a supportive and engaged working environment where you can showcase your skills and contribute to the promotion of the NZDF.

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:

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 5534.
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 Sunday 10 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.