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Communications & Engagement Advisor

Rangiora, New Zealand

Reference: 5201639

Fixed Term - 2 years

  • Do you have great communications and relationship skills?
  • Proven experience communicating your projects to the public?
  • Are you looking for a role where you can have a positive, lasting impact on your community?

The Waimakariri District Council serves a community of over 60,000 that is experiencing rapid growth with a high rate of development accompanied by corresponding demands on support functions. The Council is seeking a Communications & Engagement Advisor to work full time within the Communications and Engagement Unit based in Rangiora.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing high-quality communications and engagement advice and services to internal and external stakeholders in line with the unit business plan. You will be an excellent writer, with the ability to think creatively about the channels and messages used to reach your audience.

To be successful in this position, you will be able to demonstrate significant experience in a similar role.

This role will suit a strong team player who enjoys interacting with a wide range of stakeholders and going the extra mile but also thrives on accuracy and efficiency of information and processes.

We are looking for someone who takes ownership and has exceptional customer service skills with a "can-do" attitude. Being able to prioritise workloads and deal with multiple tasks in high-pressure situations is essential.

The rewards for this position include a competitive salary package designed to attract the right person to join our team, great working conditions and a supportive and friendly team environment.

If you have the appropriate skills, experience and attitude to fulfil the requirements of this position, and you want to be on our team, get in touch because we want to hear from you.

For more information on the position contact Alistair Gray, Communications and Engagement Manager on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMKGOV).

Applications close 30 September 2020.

The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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Applications Close: 30 Sep 2020