Hiring Now – Communications Adviser (Archived)

“South Wairarapa is leading New Zealand with its economic growth. Outstripping the likes of economic tigers such as Queenstown and Auckland, an unassuming little corner of the North Island is posing economic statistics which is the envy of the rest of the country” (Sunday Star Times)

In order to maintain our leading edge, South Wairarapa District Council is seeking to appoint an experienced Communications Adviser, to join our team based in Martinborough.

Reporting to the Group Manager Corporate Support, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in a small, busy team working to enhance the Council’s public profile, assist in consulting with the communities Council supports, as well as keeping residents and staff informed on key Council initiatives.

This is a varied role where you will be involved in everything from the provision of communications advice to the Chief Executive and Council, to media management, digital and social media communications, community engagement, newsletters and a revamp of the Council’s website.

This is a new role offering autonomy and ownership and will provide plenty of scope for imagination and creativity. We are looking for a self-starter with energy and fresh ideas to contribute to the great work Council is already doing.  

Person Profile:

  • Superior communication skills, including the ability to write effectively in a number of styles
  • A proven track record in communications
  • Exceptional relationship management skills with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Task oriented and delivery focused
  • Effective planning and organisation skills
  • The ability to see the bigger picture
  • Driven, motivated and politically savvy
  • Flexible with excellent time management skills
  • Previous experience in Local Government would be an advantage
  • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in NZ and have a current driver’s license

Applications close on Wednesday 26 September 2018

Please send applications to: enquiries@swdc.govt.nz  or

Jennie Mitchell, Group Manager Corporate Support, P O Box 6, Martinborough 5711

Position description

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