Senior Communications Advisor at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Canterbury
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Discover a career with purpose at MBIE
- Be the connector, the innovator, the risk navigator, the storyteller
- Develop, design and deliver comprehensive communications strategies
- Ōtautahi Christchurch-based
- Fixed term role until the end of June 2023, potential for part time working (30 hours)
- Salary range $95,103 - $115,585 + Kiwisaver & Wellbeing Allowance
About the role:
The Director Enhanced Visa Operations (DEVO) in Immigration New Zealand has been tasked with creating a model visa processing office in Christchurch to develop and test new ways of working before rolling in other Immigration New Zealand teams to the new ways of working.
The Senior Communications Advisor will report to the DEVO and is responsible for developing strategic communications, engagement and change communications material and advice in relation to the model immigration office in Christchurch and the Enhanced Visa Operations Programme.
Working closely with members of the Immigration New Zealand Communications and Engagement Team, the Senior Advisor will:
- Lead the development of communications strategies and plans, and work with others to implement those strategies and plans as they relate to the Enhanced Visa Operations programme and change transition.
- Lead in the development of communications material as required, including material and/or key messages for internal audiences, the Public Service Association, external stakeholders and the Minister’s office.
- Work with key stakeholders to plan proactive communications material and develop and deliver responses to queries.
We are committed to providing contemporary, flexible ways of working so our people can work in a way that best suits them, their work and their life. That includes giving our people more choice about when, how and where they work.
MBIE has been named in the top 10 most desirable places to work in Aotearoa New Zealand – ranking fourth on Randstad’s latest employer research survey.
We offer great development opportunities and support, from on the job learning with our highly skilled communications experts through to communities of practice and more formal learning.
Skills and experience required:
- Communication experience at a senior advisor level, with strong experience planning and delivering internal communications.
- Experience in the development of change communications as it relates to the ADKAR model
- Excellent political and strategic awareness and sensitivity to anticipate areas of potential risk and inform advice
- Proven experience in developing the narrative for a project, programme and/or change initiative
- Understanding of tikanga Māori, te ao Māori, and te reo Māori desirable
Applicants must be Australian or NZ citizen or holds a New Zealand Permanent Residency class visa.
MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.
We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.
People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Māia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.
MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.
E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.
How to apply:
Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process. Email Sarah Hutcheson at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref MBIE/9403 if you have any further questions.
As we will be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period we encourage you to apply early. For shortlisted candidates we will be aiming for interviews to take place on 5/6/7 December.
Applications close on Wednesday 30 November 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment|
|Category:||Communications, media, & marketing|
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