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Senior Communications Advisor

Hutt Valley District Health Board
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

An exciting opportunity has come up within our communications team. If you want your next role to be influential and rewarding this could be the job for you. 

Working closely with the Communications Manager, you will be part of a small and supportive team that provides a range of strategic and operational communications functions for the Hutt Valley community. We're looking for a generalist with a “can do” attitude who enjoys working in a challenging, complex and dynamic environment. 


You will have significant experience in corporate communications and media liaison, and your media and PR nous will mean you'll be able to manage multiple deadlines at a fast pace, and enjoy it. You will be digitally competent and understand how to create compelling content in the right format for the right channel. An understanding of social marketing will be helpful. You'll be a great writer with strong attention to detail. 

Having a relevant tertiary qualification and professional credibility is important, both with senior managers, the media and external stakeholders. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and negotiate with a wide range of audiences are a must. 

Being committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and understanding and respecting Tikanga are also important in this role. 


Hutt Hospital, part of Hutt Valley District Health Board is a busy 270 bed general district hospital, serving a population of around 145,000. We provide most secondary services, as well as being the tertiary centre for regional plastic, maxillofacial and burns services, the regional rheumatology and school dental services and the greater Wellington public health and breast screening services.


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive induction programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support. 

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, onsite gym and use of two low-cost holiday homes at Taupo. 


Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button or through our careers website: Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 8110811-18 and job title in the subject line.


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