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Communications Advisor - Workplace Technology

Inland Revenue Department
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Job Description

  • Secondment/Fixed-term until 30 December 2018
  • Wellington based opportunity
  • Join the biggest Business Transformation Programme in New Zealand


There is no better time for you to join Inland Revenue.  We're currently undertaking a major change programme as we transform the NZ tax and social policy system.  There are three parts to our Business Transformation (BT):

  • Tax and Policy: a new tax system to help make tax simpler for New Zealanders
  • Our New Organisation: how we work and the skills of our people will be centred on our customer needs
  • Intelligent Workplace: our people will be equipped with the intelligence we gain from our systems and data, and empowered to work smarter and more flexibly with the right tools.


The Workplace Technology team is looking for a Communications Advisor to support the technology rollout across IR to enable a more collaborative, flexible and agile way of working. By July 2018, desk phones will be replaced by softphones, desktops will be cloud based and IR people will be using Microsoft Office 365.


Reporting to the Communications and Stakeholder Lead, you will support the Workplace Technology Change Manager, you will provide communications delivery and contribute to communications planning for Workplace Technology.


The focus of the role will be on IR's internal audiences, from senior stakeholders through to front line staff.


You'll be in charge of the following:

  • Working with the Intelligent Workplace Senior Communications Advisor to deliver and maintain the Workplace technology communications and stakeholder management plans to internal audiences within Inland Revenue
  • Working with the Intelligent Workplace Change Lead to ensure the communications plan aligns with the change schedule and deliver programme/work stream messaging across all phases
  • Working with other advisors in the Communications & Stakeholder Management team to develop content for BT channels including newsletters, scripts, presentations, the internet, intranet and original media.
  • Close alignment with the Internal Communications team is essential, specifically ITC communications advisers, to provide integrated communications and to make best use of existing channels including Experience IT, newsletters, workshops, presentations and intranet. and develop compelling content for audiences including, articles, presentations, videos and original media.


To perform in this role, you'll need to demonstrate the following experience/skills:

  • Experience across a broad area of communications disciplines, including written communications, intranet, A/V and social media;
  • Programme experience and/or experience working in a fast-paced business result focused environment;
  • Outstanding written skills and proven ability to turn technical information into engaging readable material without losing the meaning;
  • Ability using Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Excel, as well as A/V technology;
  • A motivation to support others by being a great team player and having the ability to work independently with a proactive mind-set;
  • Effective at multi-tasking and comfortable juggling a variety of tasks


If this sounds like an exciting journey that you'd like to be a part of, please apply online, attaching a copy of your resume and a covering letter outlining why this role is of interest to you, and the skills and experience you bring to this position.


For specific questions, you are welcome to contact Marie Davis, Senior Recruitment Advisor on 04 890 6303.

Please also ensure you have prior approval from your team leader/manager before applying.

Applications close: Wednesday 25 April

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