Senior Communications Advisor: Int Comms at NZ Police, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.
We’re working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business’ and achieve long-term change.
Senior Communications Advisor- Internal Communications (Senior executive writer)
- Police National Headquarters (PNHQ)
- Salary starting $102,178
- Permanent role
About the role
The Media and Communications group at New Zealand Police plays an important role in communicating to our staff and the public about what is happening in our organisation. We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced speech writer with excellent communication skills to join our team.
You will be working alongside a vibrant team to make sure our written communications are engaging and aligned with our vision to be the safest country.
The role is based at Police National Headquarters (PNHQ) in Wellington.
If you want to work for a highly visible public sector organisation doing a job that matters, then this is the role for you.
- Provide specialist high-quality professional writing services to the Commissioner, Police Executive and senior management.
- Ensure all speeches and/or presentations are high quality and consistently communicate Police’s key messages.
- Help to communicate the vision, purpose and values of New Zealand Police to internal and external stakeholders, and the general public.
- Undertake other writing/communication tasks and contribute to the overall writing capability of the Media & Communications team.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with the Commissioner and the Executive, senior managers and subject matter experts (SMEs).
- Ensure written communications are engaging and aligned with the wider organisation’s goals e.g. culture change, role-modelling Police values, supporting the Police High Performance Framework.
- Provide support in emergency or crisis events as required (note: this may require flexibility to work varied hours at short notice).
What you’ll bring
Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police.
You will need to be politically astute with well-developed risk radar.
While we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high-performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.
Along with experience writing speeches, these skills would be handy:
- Previous internal communications experience working for a large, diverse organisation.
- Understanding/experience of navigating the machinery of government.
- Proven ability to independently research across a range of topics and work in collaboration with subject matter experts to achieve the desired outcome.
- Ability to work under pressure and manage competing demands effectively.
This role is set at Individual Contributor level, which means your key purpose is “to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business”.
We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/core-competencies-how-we-will-deliver-our-business.pdf
These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/nzp-our-values.pdf
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Our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe.
Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.
For more information on the above, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers
How to apply
Please note: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police Careers page: https://career10.successfactors.com/career?company=nzpolice to apply for this position.
If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit an application form and a CV. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken.
For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers
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Applications close 5pm Wednesday, 22nd March 2023
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