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Parliamentary Communications and Social Media Advisor to Adrian Rurawhe, MP

Parliamentary Service
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Manawatu - Wanganui - Wanganui
Manawatu - Wanganui
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Parliamentary Communications and Social Media Advisor to Adrian Rurawhe, MP

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to provide first-class communications and social media advice and support to Adrian Rurawhe, MP in his Whanganui office. This position offers real variety and plays a vital behind-the-scenes part in the parliamentary process.

As the Parliamentary Communications and Social Media Advisor, you will have the ability to communicate complex issues in everyday language via a range of media and communication channels. You will be relied on to provide robust and to develop and implement a communications strategy.

This role is a varied and multifaceted one where you will be developing targeted content across a variety of social media channels to engage the local community, maintaining networks both inside and outside Parliament for your MP, managing communications materials such as press releases and radio interview content, and representing your MP in the community. You will have demonstrated experience in managing social media channels, be across technological trends, be full of new ideas and have well-developed and refined communication skills.

You've got a firm grasp of the current political landscape and where your electorate sits within it. You appreciate the sometimes unpredictable nature of this environment and instead of letting it faze you, you thrive on it - putting your proactive, calm, and flexible personality to good use. You're happy to work autonomously and are well known for your resilient and unflappable nature.

Parliamentary Service is focussed on excellence and innovation and we are interested in you if you have well developed communication skills, resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Our ideal person will have knowledge of the political environment and parliamentary procedure. It is imperative that you are a fluent speaker of Te Reo Māori and have advanced written communication skills as you will be writing articles for social media in Te Reo Māori.

This role is for 20 hours per week Monday to Friday. Some flexibility in hours will be required. This is an events-based, fixed-term role linked to the term of the member of Parliament.

Applications close Sunday, 22 April 2018.

The Parliamentary Service appoints on merit and is committed to EEO and good employer principles. If you have any questions regarding this role please contact

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 16842GJ.

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