Senior Advisor Digital Channels

Posted on 09-Apr-2018
Application Close Date: 20-Apr-2018
Job Details
Communications, Marketing
Position Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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  • Play a key role in end-to-end delivery of a range of digital projects
  • Ensure MBIE websites meet the needs of MBIE and our online customers
  • Provide customer-centred, strategic advice and services
  • 12 month fixed term contract or secondment working 32 hours per week


Why work for us?

This is a 12 month fixed term contract (or secondment) based in Wellington CBD. We offer flexible working and a relaxed working environment.

An exciting opportunity exists for a technically strong and detail focused person with website development and management skills and experience.

Working closely with the Principal Digital Channels Advisor you will help us deliver on a number of digital projects and to contribute to a programme of work to implement our digital strategy.

This is a unique role where you will actively contribute to MBIE's online presence and be responsible for:

  • Project management leadership
    • Agile project management, sprint and workload planning
    • Management of project deliverables, timelines and resources
    • Collaboration on new project scoping and proposals
    • Project reporting and documentation
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Establishing and building effective working relationships with internal teams and other key stakeholders
  • Using analytics to make actionable recommendations to drive business change.
  • Web content best practice, including writing for the web, advocating the use of plain language, readability and accessibility.
  • Planning and oversight of user research, usability and information architecture development and testing.
  • Identifying process, standards and systems development and foster an environment focused on continuous improvement.


This role is 32 hours per week with flexibility about the specific hours you work.


Who we are looking for:

We are keen to hear from you if you can demonstrate:

  • Good technical understanding of content management systems, web development processes, and principles
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • A high level of understanding of digital best practice
  • Great communication and collaboration
  • Exceptional organisation and documentation skills
  • Experience championing a customer-centric approach
  • Creative and effective problem solving skills
  • Experience using innovative new media and technologies and knowledge of the latest digital trends, techniques and technologies
  • Experience using website analytics tools


About the team

We are a busy Digital Channels team with staff based in Wellington and Christchurch. Our role is to ensure MBIE's 40+ websites meet the needs of MBIE and our online customers. We do this by providing customer-centred strategic advice and services. Our operating approach is based around four categories of service:

  • Kaitiakitanga / Stewardship
  • Business partnering
  • Specialist advice and services
  • Website support and maintenance


About MBIE

At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about building a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy.

We want to grow New Zealand for all New Zealanders – for our communities, our families and our children – to make New Zealand a place where we can all prosper.  These aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

How to apply

For further information and to apply please visit click ‘Apply' on this page or visit and search reference number MBIE/1328373.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. For more information or any questions please email quoting the reference number.

Applications close 5pm on 20 April 2018