25 Sep 2020

Full-Time Communications Manager

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana RecruitmentAnywhere

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Job Description

Communications Manager

Prior experience working in bi-cultural frameworks and looking to take the next step of your communications career into a national level position?

 

  • Experience working with news media, issuing media releases, and responding to media requests for information.
  • Have the skills to find and tell compelling stories?
  • An instinct for assessing and managing reputational risk?

The role can be based anywhere in NZ with robust internet service and direct air links to Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Travel will likely be required occasionally between the cities and to other community and social housing sites around New Zealand in support of the sector’s communications and stakeholder initiatives

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is a peak body for New Zealand’s community housing sector. Advocating on the sector’s behalf to Government and others, the organisation builds the reputation of the sector by showcasing its achievements and reinforcing its business and community models. Successfully delivering a responsive housing system, increasing supply of adequate homes and working with quality providers have all attributed to the delivery of better resident and community outcomes CHA is a member driven organisation and is governed by an elected Council representing member providers, with over 110 member organisations including Iwi, Māori and Pasifika  organisations.  CHA works collaboratively with Te Matapihi he Tirohanga mō te Iwi Trust (Te Matapihi) the peak body for Māori housing providers to form an innovative, sustainable and people focused result for the long term.

The creation of the Communications Manager position reflects the sector’s determination to communicate with stakeholders and influencers in more effective ways. Helping secure lasting benefits, the manager will interact with a range of people from the many different organisations who make up the sector but also with influencers from central and local government and the private sector.  Engaging with national and local news media to achieve positive coverage of the community housing sector and the CHA strategic goals, this position will design campaigns to promote the sector and garner support, assist in the management of strategic relationships, and utilise creative channels, to help tell the sector’s stories.

Maintaining social media and website communication, writing briefing materials for journalists, politicians, government officials and presenting and pitching stories and messages to a range of influential stakeholders will require some years within the sector. The position is pitched to attract candidates who are ready, and skilled to step up into a national role for the first time.  Maintaining the community housing sector brands held by CHA, you will be able to demonstrate desire to help community housing providers get All New Zealanders well-housed.

A basic understanding of the housing sector in New Zealand is required, and prior experience working in bi-cultural frameworks, within Te Ao Māori, Iwi or Māori organisations, is highly desirable. With an instinct for assessing and managing reputational risk and demonstrating the skills able to work to deadlines and stay on top of multiple projects at any given time is key to your success in this role. The ability to brief and work with agencies such as videographers, photographers, and designers to help create compelling communications is also required.

Skills, experience, and knowledge required will include:

  • Capability working in media and communications, with a housing, homelessness, or related service lens.
  • Experience working with news media, issuing media releases, and responding to media requests for information.
  • A good understanding of the New Zealand media landscape and ability to develop good connections with national and local media.
  • Prior experience working in bi-cultural frameworks.
  • Ability to build effective, sustainable, and productive relationships, with particularly media and press secretaries.
  • The proven ability to communicate with ease and skills to adapt to your audience.
  • A competency in Te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori and the skill to champion cultural appropriateness throughout your work.

An appreciation and interest in political, policy and legislative developments across the public sector and how they interact and affect the community housing sector Is required  to help increase effectiveness in providing appropriate housing and support for Māori and Pasifika designed and  led initiatives.  As such your personal mana, humility and cultural competency will be well placed, sustained, and nurtured.

A degree level qualification in a relevant field or equivalent on the job, ‘lived’ experience is required for this position.

Salary is positioned to attract those with intermediary communications experience already gained within the sector, and the skills to take the next step into a national level position.

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence call or email please contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications close Monday 19th of October 2020 at 5.00pm.  

How to Apply

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence call or email please contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz Applications close Monday 19th of October 2020 at 5.00pm.  

Job Categories: Communications, Leadership/Management, Media / Entertainment, and Social Services. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Communications Manager and Community Housing Aotearoa.

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