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Senior Internal Communications Advisor

Housing New Zealand Corporation
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Permanent full-time role
  • Based in our Wellington Office
  • Join our Communications and Stakeholders Group

Housing New Zealand is a Statutory Crown Entity responsible for providing high quality state housing to people in the greatest need, for the duration of their need, alongside supporting the government's priorities in the supply of emergency and affordable housing.

Housing New Zealand's vision is 'Building lives and communities by housing New Zealanders'. To help achieve this, we require a Senior Internal Communications Advisor who will play a critical role in bringing Housing New Zealand's strategic priorities to life. As the Senior Internal Communications Advisor, you will contribute to a culture of open, two-way communications by providing strategic advice and solutions to senior management on communication matters and through the implementation of best-practice guidelines.

Supporting the Internal Communications Manager you will be responsible for developing internal communications within our People Technology and Change Business Group to ensure our staff, based in more than forty locations throughout New Zealand, are aligned and engaged in the plans to help meet Housing New Zealand's priorities.

Key accountabilities include:

  • improving employee engagement through increased understanding of Housing New Zealand's strategic outcomes
  • co-ordinating, writing and editing of internal communications
  • bringing innovation and creativity to Housing New Zealand's internal communications activities
  • supporting change programmes and mini campaigns through effective communications
  • providing internal communications expertise and coaching to Senior Managers
  • building strong and effective working relationships within the Communications and Marketing Team, and across HNZ.

What you'll need to bring:

  • Relevant tertiary or communications qualification
  • Proven experience in internal communications
  • Demonstrated excellent clear writing ability with a passion for plain English
  • Excellent people skills
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and communicating change
  • Ability to analyse and distil strategic and technical concepts down into plain English messages
  • Political awareness and sensitivity

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to grow your career
  • A competitive salary and a comprehensive set of benefits to protect your future
  • A team that is proud of what they do

We offer an environment with great opportunities and exciting challenges to join a team of professionals who are passionate about people, improving the quality of our homes and giving something back to the community.

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 43065GJO.

To see a copy of the position description and apply for the job, go to

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Paul Evennett at

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 27 April 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

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