Manager Engagement and Communications INZ

Posted on 08-May-2018
Application Close Date: 22-May-2018
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Ongoing - Full Time
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  • Lead, drive and shape engagement and communications strategies with senior leaders for an ambitious work programme across a high profile portfolio
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Central Wellington location


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

We are a seeking an exceptional manager, trusted communications professional and someone with extensive media experience to lead a dedicated team of communication professionals delivering modern, innovative and strategic communications services for the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Group at MBIE. 

INZ's goal is to connect communities and businesses to the world's best people for a prosperous New Zealand. We want to get the right migrants to New Zealand while remaining careful stewards of New Zealand's border. Our primary focus is on the people who grow New Zealand for the benefit of all – communities, institutions, and businesses. Immigration is always in the news so if you're ready for a dynamic, fast-paced environment where no two days are the same this is the job for you.


Reporting to the General Manager, Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services, you will be responsible for leading and managing the engagement and communications team and partnering with the senior leadership team in INZ to help deliver the Government's priorities for immigration.

In this role you will need to be an expert in building trust with senior leaders and diverse stakeholders. You will be known for your strategic communications advice, insights and agility in influencing how senior leaders and teams communicate and engage effectively. You'll be experienced in media management on behalf of an organisation that's often in the news. You'll be able to help connect the work of INZ back to MBIE's broader goals and objectives. You will be able to inspire others and maintain a high-performing and engaged team of professionals that is ahead of the game.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in leading a high performing team of communication and engagement professionals
  • Experience building trust and influencing senior and executive level leaders as well as a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Developed and implemented communications, stakeholder and media engagement strategies that have consistently shaped and delivered results for an organisation or business
  • Knowledge on how to manage the day-to-day pace and delivery pressures of a busy business group while remaining connected and supporting the wider organisation direction
  • Experience with and understanding of relevant government processes and an ability to connect across the wider public service
  • Extensive knowledge of media, communications and stakeholder engagement disciplines and processes including latest development in communications practices
  • Highly developed business acumen and strategic analysis skills and experience. Private and Public Sector experience is desirable
  • 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 your CV and cover letter.

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

Email Kirsty Bradshaw at quoting ref MBIE/1333803 if you have any further questions.


Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 22nd May 2018