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Senior Engagement and Communications Advisor

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Communications, media, & marketing
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

• Secondment or Fixed Term Contract (2 years) with a focus on stakeholder engagement, as well as internal and external communication
• Providing support to Ministerial offices and dealing with media enquiries
• Based in Wellington CBD, Stout Street.

About the role

At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety. The opportunity has now arisen for an experienced communications and engagement professional to support our work in the Immigration portfolio. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) aims to deliver outstanding immigration services and bring the best people to New Zealand to make it prosper. As well as supporting internal INZ customers, you will also help provide high quality communications support to Ministerial offices and deal with media inquiries. It's a fast-paced and challenging environment but a rewarding one.

You will need to bring

You will work with a broad variety of stakeholders, including Ministers' offices, the media and external counterparts in other public services agencies. You will need to be people focused and thrive under pressure, and have a proactive approach wanting to deliver best practice communication solutions.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

• Experience in designing and delivering engagement strategies and plans.
• Demonstrated strategic thinking to engage and connect with a broad variety of audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain constructive and effective relationships at all levels.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced complex environment with a strong degree of agility and flexibility.
• Strong proven experience on providing customer focused solutions and services.
• Understanding of Government decision-making and operating procedures.
• Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.

If this role sounds like you, and you would like to join an organisation that works to better support connect and strengthen businesses, then we would like to hear from you.

About us

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All. These aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.  MBIE backs New Zealand's talent, ideas and business enterprise through ensuring safe and fair workplaces, supporting regional economic development, developing and supporting the science and innovation system, and streamlining regulation.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email quoting ref MBIE/1334068 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on 25 May 2018.


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