17 May 2019

Full-Time Lead Advisor Communications – Community Partnerships and Programmes

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Mana Recruitment

Job Description

Lead Advisor Communications – Community Partnerships and Programmes

Proven ability and experience in proactively driving strategy and creating visibility for the organisational communications function.  Skilled in the leadership of internal and external communications for complex varied and strategic programmes of work?

  • Lead cross-Ministry communication initiatives.
  • Implement strategic and tactical communications.
  • Experience implementing culturally aligned strategy.

This organisation is the lead agency for the social sector. They support the Government to set priorities across the sector, co-ordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders.

They provide policy advice and deliver social services and assistance across a broad range of New Zealander’s, whānau and communities. Serving over a million people a year via 160 centers around the country, it is likely that every New Zealander will come into contact with the organisation at some point in their life.

The Lead Advisor Communications is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Community Partnerships and Programmes (CPP) Group and is responsible for developing and leading the implementation of external and internal Māori and Pacific communications and engagement strategies and activity through a cultural lens. In addition, you will be responsible for the communications and engagement component of cross Ministry initiatives and providing advice at a senior level.

Working alongside the Community Partnerships and Programmes leadership team, you will be charged with the development, implementation and integration of communication strategies ministry-wide.  Achieving delivery of significant communication programmes and projects, there is a large emphasis on continuous improvement, monitoring and evaluation.

Key requirements and experience pre-requisite for application are to include:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in communications, marketing or journalism, a related qualification is also highly desirable.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori.
  • Experience and understanding of the NZ government sector and the political landscape.
  • The proven ability to communicate with ease and clarity to adapt to your audience and listen to others input to shape your overall decision-making.
  • Skilled in the design and implement of programmes to strengthen organisational culture employee engagement, capability and performance.
  • Proven relationship management and expert communication skills.
  • Experienced in leading external and internal communications for complex programmes.
  • Established account and project management skills.
  • Strong leadership skill set – be able to lead communications and engagement for both Māori and Pacific strategies.
  • Extensive knowledge of communication tools, techniques and channels including strengths in writing communications material.
  • Experience in driving strategy and creating visibility for the communications function
  • The demonstrated ability as a people influencer.
  • Experience in developing and implementing integrated programmes and services, both at strategic and tactical levels through a range of channels.

Previous experience working within a large and complex organisation with broad stakeholder groups is essential. You will bring to the team a high work ethic and role model behaviours that promote a culture of ‘rolling up your sleeves’ and delivering on key outcomes.

Advocating Te Ao Māori by ensuring its inclusion in communication strategies, plans and activities; you will be accountable for the development and input into core narrative and documents.  Ensuring the content, tone and language reflects the Ministry’s brand, Te Ao Māori, Pacific perspectives, and accessibility guidelines.

A competency in Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori, honed within a corporate environment is mandatory, as is the Mana you have established amongst your contemporaries. Leading communications and engagement for both Māori and Pacific strategies and integrating work programmes for communications and engagement activities across MSD, you will navigate across often opposing world views.

Naturally, you will have had extensive experience in a similar, senior position, and be looking for a career step forward.  Our client offers a remuneration package and additional benefits relevant to the senior level of skills and experience required for the role.

To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at MANA Recruitment at heather@manarecruitment.co.nz or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108.

Applications for this position close on the 5th of June 2019 at 5.00pm.  

How to Apply

To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at MANA Recruitment at heather@manarecruitment.co.nz or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108. Applications for this position close on the 5th of June 2019 at 5.00pm.  

Job Categories: Coordinators and Advisors and Government / Local Government. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 14 days.

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