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Senior Communications Advisor

NZ Police
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description


Senior Communications Advisor

New Zealand Police

Police National Headquarters, Wellington

Permanent, Full-time

Remuneration range: $87,605.00 - $118,526.00

Job Requisition ID 6666



The Public Affairs Team at Police National Headquarters seeks a talented Senior Communications professional to join our team in Wellington.

This is a Senior Communications role in which you will support the strategic aims of New Zealand Police at a national level. You will develop and deliver communications strategies and initiatives as well as providing strategically-focused advice to the Police executive and senior management.


You will have strong skills and experience at a senior level and will be able to demonstrate:

  • Good working knowledge of the public sector environment
  • Demonstrated ability in modern public relations practice
  • Ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships
  • Some knowledge of marketing and advertising processes


This is a challenging and rewarding role in a high performing and highly visible public sector organisation. You will be joining a busy team who work on sensitive and high profile issues which matter to New Zealanders.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have, or be able to obtain a Government Security clearance to Secret Level.
  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made.
  • Applicants must be a NZ or Australian citizen, or a NZ resident, or have a valid NZ work visa to apply for this position


Competencies: – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Deliver
  • Develop


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Additional Information:

  • There are 2 positions available
  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington



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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Luke Chappell at


Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 21 June 2018.




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