Communications Lead

at Ministry for Ethnic Communities
Published June 3, 2024
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Customer Service  
Job Type Full-time  
$100,081 - $134,567


Communications Lead Ministry for Ethnic Communities location Auckland.

Communications Lead, Location Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, Type Permanent, Hours 40, Salary $100,081 - $134,567.

About this role reporting to the Director, Corporate Services, the Communications Lead is responsible for providing high quality strategic communications guidance and advice to the Director and other senior leaders. The Communications Lead has a small team and will plan, deliver, and monitor communications that support the strategic priorities and areas of focus for the Ministry.

As Communications Lead, you will supported by the Director Corporate Services, develop a detailed understanding of the Ministry's drivers and objectives, including strategic priorities. Develop a communications plan for the Ministry and deliver it with support from the communications team.

Provide high quality strategic communications advice to the Director, Corporate Services and ELT when appropriate. Provide high quality communication advice and support where necessary, including for the Minister.

Demonstrate an understanding of key Ministry issues and provide advice where appropriate in relation to communication strategies. You are a people leader responsible for leading high performing teams through strength-based coaching.

The ideal candidate for this role will have 10 plus years' experience in communications, including in senior and team leadership roles, preferably in the public sector. An excellent understanding of the political process, the role of the public service and of the machinery of government.

Strong strategic skills - the ability to see the big picture, and link day-to-day team activities to the operating model and overall strategic direction of the Ministry. The ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance, if required. If you're looking for a new challenge that encourages you to think innovatively to help make a difference to Aotearoa and its people, then the Ministry for Ethnic Communities could be the place for you.

About us the Ministry for Ethnic Communities is the Government's chief advisor on ethnic communities, ethnic diversity, and the inclusion of ethnic communities in wider society. We have four key functions. We provide advice to the system. We develop the evidence base. We broker conflict and convene stakeholders to resolve issues; and We foster a sense of belonging. Applications close on 10 June 2024.