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Strategic Communication Manager

Department of Corrections
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Location: Wellington 
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  • Drive change – Make a difference
  • Lead strategic communications for a large government body
  • Permanent role in central Wellington


About Corrections


The Department of Corrections works to keep communities safe and change lives. Today we employ around 10,000 people located in over 151 sites and 18 prisons across the country.


Our Team


The Strategic Communication team are a key part of the wider Public Affairs team. We design and produce a wide range of content and channel development, design strategic documents, manage Correction's web content and intranet content and functionality, provide communications support for projects, deliver executive correspondence and organise events.


The Role


The Strategic Communication Manager is a key position, leading a dynamic and diverse team to deliver internal communications, online content while providing support and robust advice across the Department. As a trusted adviser to the General Manager Public Affairs and the Executive Leadership Team, your reputation as a strategic thinker will ensure your success in this role. Every day is different. One moment, you are managing the pipeline of work and the next you are briefing the Minister.  You will have the opportunity to drive change and innovation, ultimately delivering initiatives that matter to the business.


Skills and Experience


We're looking for someone who: 


  • Has extensive experience in communications as a senior manager
  • Is an influential leader who motivates and encourages others
  • Has a reputation as a strategic thinker with sound professional judgment
  • Is able to work under pressure and manage competing demands effectively
  • Builds a high performing and engaged team
  • Has exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills


The salary range for this role is $126,318 to $178,331 with appointment based on skills and experience meaningful to the role.


All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered.

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