Manager Engagement and Communications

Posted on 22-Dec-2017
Application Close Date: 24-Jan-2018
Job Details
Position Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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  • Are you a proactive, aspirational leader of people with a passion for working in a challenging and rewarding environment? 
  • Do you want to be shaping and providing strategic communications and engagement advice?
  • If so join our smart, innovative and high performing team to provide advice and services to shape engagement outcomes in areas that make a real difference to New Zealanders
  • Permanent opportunity, Wellington office


At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our businesses and our people.


We are a seeking a senior communications professional who is also an exceptional manager to lead a dedicated team of communication professionals delivering modern, innovative and strategic communications services for Immigration New Zealand which is one of MBIE's biggest business groups.  This is a unique opportunity to manage a team of first class communications and engagement professionals.


Reporting to the General Manager, Communications and Ministerial Services, you will have responsibility for the following:

  • The delivery of communications and engagement strategies and services that support  business objectives
  • Ensuring the team delivers communication that is effective, timely, appropriate and strategic to the Ministry's diverse stakeholders and customers
  • Contributing to ongoing improvement within the overall Communications and Ministerial Services branch.
  • Building, maintaining and enhancing effective internal and external relationships with key stakeholders and influencers


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Proven experience in leading and managing a team
  • Experience building strategic relationships and collaborating with senior and executive level stakeholders
  • Significant experience in communications, preferably in both the public and private sectors
  • Wide ranging knowledge of media, communications and stakeholder engagement disciplines and processes including latest development in communications practices
  • Proven success in the development and delivery of measurable engagement strategies that meet business objectives
  • A deep understanding of engagement methodologies, disciplines, channels and mechanisms, including modern tools
  • Highly developed business acumen and strategic analysis skills and experience
  • A relevant tertiary qualification preferably in Communications and Marketing or related discipline


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below to complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email quoting ref MBIE/1313553 if you have any further questions.

Please note that due to the Christmas/New Year holidays I will not be able to respond immediately if you contact me from 22 December 2017- 10 January 2018  however I will respond to your email as soon as possible on my return.  If urgent please email as this email will be manned from 3 January.

Applications close at 5pm on 24 Jan 2018