Social Media Manager – Oranga Tamariki

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 25-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/30516
  • Job Title: Social Media Manager – Oranga Tamariki
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  • Summary:

Engage New Zealanders to support tamariki and whānau


  • Lead our social media presence
  • Use your social media, content and storytelling skills to motivate the public 
  • Ensure Oranga Tamariki provides timely, helpful and respectful support to people in sensitive situations


About the role:


We believe tamariki are taonga. In this role, you’ll help us build a country where everyone shares this belief. Through your work New Zealanders will be more aware of the needs of tamariki and whānau. They will understand what Oranga Tamariki and our community partners are doing to make things better and what they can do to help.

You will do this by leading the development and implementation of best-practice social media strategies and cross-channel content – providing effective day-to-day social media management and sharing authentic stories that inspire and motivate.

You will wear many different hats. One minute you might be providing creative content recommendations, and the next you could be analysing emerging trends and creating a report for our leadership team. 

An important part of this role is ensuring we provide a responsive service to the whānau and tamariki we work for. You will do this through your calm, responsive and empathetic approach to handling sensitive issues through social media. 

This is a key role seamlessly working across our Engaging all New Zealanders and Communications and Engagement teams. We’re looking for someone with skills in leadership, coaching and influencing a large group of remote colleagues who don’t report to you, as well as functional expertise in strategy, content management, social media, paid advertising, video content and analytics. You will be able to quickly establish trust and build strong cross-functional relationships.

If you’re super passionate about social media, storytelling and New Zealand’s children and young people – use your skills for good and join our team!


What you will bring:


  • Significant experience building a strong, loyal and engaged audience using social media and other digital channels for a NGO, cause-oriented or Government organisation
  • Totally up-to-date knowledge of social media and content best practice
  • Solid track record creating shareworthy content that organically reaches wide audiences
  • Experience and comfort treading the fine line between being organised enough to plan ahead, but agile enough to jump on trends or change tack when required
  • Strong experience measuring impact, sentiment and risk and taking appropriate action
  • Experience coaching and developing direct and indirect reports
  • An open mind, positivity, energy and creativity
  • Proficiency in Te Reo Māori and a thorough understanding of Te Ao Māori would be an advantage


About us:


Oranga Tamariki is dedicated to supporting tamariki in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with rangatahi who may have offended, or are likely to offend. We believe in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, tamariki can, and should flourish. 
If you want to be part of changing the way New Zealand supports our children and young people, apply now. 


How to apply:

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any questions about the role, please contact 

Applications close 10 November 2019