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Communications Advisor - Fixed Term

One year fixed-term Parental Leave

Whakatane, New Zealand

Reference: 5789516

Here at Whakatāne District Council, we're passionate about a lot of things. We're passionate about delivering well-needed services and providing what is needed to support our communities to be the best they can be. We want to make sure we support our vision of being the place of choice for people to live, work and play. We're committed to upholding the Treaty of Waitangi and establishing effective relationships to strengthen partnerships with whānau, hapū and iwi. Working with us means being part of a close-knit, customer-focused team in one of New Zealand's sunniest locations. We pride ourselves on employing talented professionals who like to have fun, embrace our values of trust, excellence, learning and teamwork and enjoy living in our superb environment. Come and join us, take a breath and find more life in life.

Do you have a passion for connecting people with knowledge?

In this important role within our Communications and Engagement Team, you will be responsible for developing a range of collateral for Whakatāne District Council. The Council is looking to build its capability in Māori and iwi engagement, so a highly-developed awareness of Tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori is integral in this role to reflect the rich culture and history of the Whakatāne District and its people.

Working closely with the Communications and Engagement Manager, you will also assist with providing written content for all communication channels, including media releases.

You will be required to build and maintain strong relationships and liaise with internal stakeholders to provide communications support.

The successful candidate will demonstrate proven experience in communications/public relations disciplines. Excellent writing skills are essential, as is the ability to develop relationships with people at all levels.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A degree or equivalent experience in communications/public relations
  • The ability to communicate engagingly and effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills

You will be working with talented and enthusiastic people who like to have fun and enjoy our spectacular environment.

Applications Close: 11 Feb 2022