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Senior Communications Advisor (Campaigns)

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Senior Communications Advisor (Campaigns)

Fixed Term/Secondment to 30 June 2020


  • Lead a key campaign
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver
  • Creative and supportive environment


About the Role


We're looking for an innovative and strategic thinker to lead our Mana in Mahi campaign.


Mana in Mahi is a key initiative to improve futures for young people by helping them into long-term sustainable employment. 


You'll develop and implement an exciting campaign using both traditional and digital channels.  You will be the go-to-person and use your experience to drive engagement to achieve results.


Skills and Experience


Working as part of a cool, small and creative team you will offer:


  • demonstrated experience developing and leading a communications campaign
  • a strong marketing background
  • a clear focus on the needs of your audience
  • excellent editing and writing skills
  • an eye for detail and good design
  • proven experience delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • great relationship management skills, with the ability to engage and influence at all levels
  • a passion for helping New Zealanders lead better lives.


We're looking for a person who is energetic, a team player, has a practical approach to problem solving and is passionate about plain English.


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application form and submit your CV and a cover letter clearly outlining why you're suitable for this role.


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications close: Monday, 26 August 2019

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