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Senior Communications Advisor (Internal)

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

Senior Communications Advisor (Internal)

New Zealand Police

Police National Headquarters

Permanent, Full-time

Remuneration range: $90,233 - $122,082

Job Requisition ID 9584


The Public Affairs Team at Police National Headquarters seeks a talented senior internal communications professional to join our team in Wellington.

Our people are what makes New Zealand Police a great organisation. This role takes on the responsibility of ensuring that our 13,000 staff are kept informed about policies, change projects, operational orders and other issues both in district and nationally which affect them.

We want staff to receive high-quality, engaging and timely information that keeps them up-to-date with what's happening in New Zealand Police, in their district and nationally. We want our staff to be highly engaged, high performing and to role-model Police's values.

You will develop and implement communications that maintain and enhance staff engagement and provide a pivotal link between Police National Headquarters, District Commanders and district staff.

The role is one of five Senior Communications Advisors in a centralised Internal Engagement team, four based in Wellington and one in Auckland.

You will develop and deliver communications across a range of channels including content for intranet, print and social media, and for local stakeholders as required. Speech writing and other event support will form part of the role as required.



Skills & Experience:



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

  • Experience as an internal communications adviser or in general communications with an interest in organisational culture
  • Demonstrable experience as a trusted and respected adviser at a senior level
  • Excellent writing skills across a number of different channels
  • Experience in delivering content via social media
  • Proven strong relationship management skills
  • Understanding of the government environment


This is a rewarding role in a high-performing and highly visible public sector organisation. You will be joining a highly motivated team who want the best for our people.

All successful applicants will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made.



Special Requirements

  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.


Competencies – Individual Contributor Level 1


  • Deliver
  • Communicate
  • Partner


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:


  • Successful candidate must reside in Wellington region
  • Full drivers licence required.


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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: and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.



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 are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Stephen Matthews on  

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 24 May 2019.




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