Lead Communications Advisor

Step up to lead the communications for a busy portfolio in this large, fast paced ministry
Join the internal and client communications team in this fast-paced ministry that work together to make a difference for communities in New Zealand. This Lead Communications role will see you managing a specific portfolio and leading the strategic development of work programmes. This role doesn't have any direct reports .

Your new role
As Lead Communications Advisor you will work across all key internal and external stakeholders, provide strategic leadership and expert communications and engagement support. You will play a leadership role in ensuring all your portfolios communications strategies and initiatives are aligned with the ministries strategic direction as well as Government priorities. Other responsibilities include:
  • Identify internal and external communication opportunities and issues
  • Work closely with Minister' offices to identify, develop and deliver on communications opportunities and address risks
  • Develop, implement and provide project leadership for large communications programmes and campaigns
  • Integrate Te Pae Tawhiti and Māori and Pacific strategies into work programmes

What you'll need to succeed
As the ministry is currently working to change and improve their position in the market this role would suit someone with a marketing (as well as communications) background who can look intro brand strategy as well.
  • Proven experience at senior communications level with the eagerness to step into a lead role
  • Experience in a complex, large organisation (specifically government focused) would be highly regarded
  • The ability to provide strategic and risk communication advice to senior leaders
  • Proven project management skills would also be desirable

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or email danielle.robertson@hays.net.nz directly. It is worth noting I am on annual leave for Christmas until 10th January so will be in touch on my return.


Job Type
Government & Public Services
$120 - $145k

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Danielle Robertson, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Wellington
Level 9, 318 Lambton Quay

Telephone: +6448863843