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Engagement Manager

Housing New Zealand Corporation
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Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Permanent, full-time role
  • Based in our Central Auckland Office
  • Annual salary of $141,450 plus five weeks annual leave

About Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. It isn't just about getting a roof over people's heads - we also work closely with others to ensure our tenants have access to good support services.

Our Values - Kotahitanga - One Team

Housing New Zealand has important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of. The values that drive us are:

  • We trust, each other and share ownership
  • We care, about each other as people
  • Everyone's contribution, matters
  • We are humble and genuine
  • We continually learn and innovate

The role

Our vision is 'Building lives and communities by housing New Zealanders'. To help us achieve this we are currently recruiting for an Engagement Manager to lead a team of Stakeholder Managers responsible for implementing stakeholder engagement activity at a local and regional level. The activity is focused on engaging stakeholders in a timely, professional and effective way to support our strategic and operational goals.

You will work closely with the Communications Managers to ensure that stakeholder related communications and issues management work, including stakeholder related media opportunities, is pro-active and on-message. This will include owning, improving and implementing an engagement strategy that successfully shares national messages at a community level.

What you'll need to bring

  • Bachelor degree in Communications or a similar field
  • Strong stakeholder engagement, relationship management and communications work experience
  • Experience in effective people leadership, the ability to help build team spirit and reward the contribution of others
  • Excellent skills in strategic thinking, corporate positioning, and a proven track record in issues management
  • Proven experience in dealing with communities and a wide range of networks and organizations
  • Knowledge of proactive and appropriate engagement strategies including communications and marketing elements

What we offer

We offer five weeks annual leave for all new starters as well as a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here

We provide a working environment with opportunities for self-development and new challenges. If you'd like to join a team of professionals who are passionate about people, improving the quality of the lives of our tenants and giving something back to the community we would love to hear from you. To learn more about us and the work we do click here

How to apply

To view the position description and apply for this role please follow the online process via Please note: All applicants including Housing New Zealand employees need to follow this process.

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 46667GJO.

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

To find out more about this opportunity please contact the recruitment team via the HR Service Centre at

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday, 20 February 2019.

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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