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Community Liaison Advisor (Permanent) - Whangarei

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Northland - Whangarei
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Community Liaison Advisor – Whangarei  

Permanent, Full Time (37.55 hour per week)


Permanent opportunity for a digital communications specialist to join our team and help drive positive outcomes for New Zealanders.


About you


You are an experienced communications professional who is able to manage competing demands and de-escalate reputational and brand risks with ease. You have exposure working across multiple digital channels with proven ability to pull insights to measure success and engagement. A full driver's licence is essential as a small amount of travel is required. If you find complexity, pace and challenge invigorating we welcome your application.


About the role


Reporting into the Regional Commissioner, you will manage Northland's requirements for image and reputation related issues including: media liaison, stakeholder engagement and events. You are 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. You enjoy using your initiative, looking for and acting on opportunities and solving problems.


About us


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 offer


  • Supportive, inclusive environment
  • Interesting and varied work
  • Career development and coaching opportunities
  • Salary range $62,960 to $86,570 per annum.


How to apply


Apply online with your CV. You do not need to upload a cover letter, instead you will be asked to answer these two additional questions in your application form:


1.     Give us an example where you have managed an effective digital campaign and how you measured success (Max. 5000 characters).

2.     Tell us about a time you identified reputational risk and how you responded (Max. 5000 characters).


Please note:


  • If you currently work for MSD please use your internal profile to apply through your myHR careers portal at work.
  • For a further discussion about the role please contact Annika Taylor on (09) 983 9142.  


Applications close: Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 10.00pm

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