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Community Liaison Advisor (Permanent) Canterbury

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Community Liaison Advisor - Canterbury


Permanent, Full Time


Based in the Canterbury Regional Office - Christchurch


The scope and breadth of the work we do here at the Ministry of Social Development is unique and in some way, we touch the lives of most New Zealanders at some stage in their life's journey. Our work is challenging with high risks, and high public expectations - but we are passionate about it. We're always on the lookout for people who share our enthusiasm for helping New Zealanders, young and old, be safe, strong and move forward with their lives.


About the role

Reporting into the Regional Commissioner, you will manage Canterbury's requirements for image and reputation related issues including: media liaison, stakeholder engagement, marketing and events.


The Community Liaison Advisor is responsible for the coordination and management of regional publications production ensuring there is a planned, proactive approach to content. Writing copy and media responses will form a large part of the role and you will be a confident and effective communicator. As an avid user of digital channels you are able to gather insights to support seasonal campaigns, key initiatives and apply digital web principles to drive online engagement.


About you

This role suits an experienced communications professional with core experience in marketing who is able to manage competing demands and de-escalate reputational and brand risks with ease.


You will have exposure working across multiple digital channels with proven ability to pull insights to measure success and engagement.


You enjoy using your initiative, looking for and acting on opportunities and solving problems.


If you find complexity, pace and challenge invigorating we welcome your application.


A full driver's licence is essential as regional travel is required.


How to apply

Internal candidates: Please apply through your myHR portal at work.  Please apply with your CV and cover letter. 

All external applicants please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


All internal and external candidates in your cover letter please ensure you address the Key Accountabilities in the Position Description.   Also in your cover letter please provide two examples that highlight your skills in digital content and public relations.

Your cover letter is an important part of our shortlisting process.


Only applications made online will be accepted. 


For any questions please contact Lee-Ann Blanken on or (03) 961 4340.  


Applications close: 10.00pm Tuesday 26th June 2018

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