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28th Jul 2020 09:00am

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9th Aug 2020 11:55pm

Beginning your communications career? Want to make a difference to New Zealand's future through education?

Help share the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

The Strategy Planning and Governance (SPG) group help coordinate and oversee organisational planning and strategy, and specific priority initiatives. We work with Ministers to support delivery of the Ministry's work programme. We provide legal advice and facilitate communications and risk management across the organisation to foster public trust and confidence.

The Communications team is critical to the Ministry. We lead all engagement with the media, and manage all the Ministry's internal and external communications, digital and online communications, publications, branding and communications design. This is an exciting, fast paced and dynamic working environment and we have a great team focused on putting ākonga | students at the centre of all we do.

About this role

The Kaitohu | Advisor Internal Communications works in a small, high-performing Corporate Communications team to share the Ministry's strategic narrative through a variety of digital/traditional channels. We're looking for someone who is passionate about writing, to proactively seek and share timely stories within our organisation

This role is the perfect pathway for someone who wants to develop a wide-ranging skill-set to advance their career in communications.

We offer a flexible working environment and mentorship opportunities with talented and supportive senior team members.

Key accountabilities of the position include:

  • Looking for ways to enhance employee engagement and build trust, through good news stories, responsive two-way communications and timely information.
  • Joining-up approaches and priorities, across key internal communications projects, to deliver consistent and targeted messages.
  • Working in partnership with Māori to incorporate Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership principles into Ministry internal communications.
  • Developing and publishing timely and topical content for the Ministry's intranet and supporting the development of a weekly e-newsletter for managers.
  • Developing strategies to enhance usability and increase readership and engagement on internal communications channels.

About you

Working as part of our dynamic team you'll need:

  • To be at the beginning of your communications career.
  • To be passionate about corporate storytelling, with the ability to communicate clearly and with impact, using various channels e.g. web, photography, video and more.
  • The courage, curiousity and self-awareness required to build networks and work collaboratively across an organisation - you'll know how to provide excellent service to clients.
  • To be able to keep your cool under pressure and have organisational and multi-tasking superpowers.
  • A deep understanding of why equitable outcomes for Māori learners are critical and be able to demonstrate how you can support this in your work.
  • An appropriate qualification and preferably, some experience in a comparable communication role.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system and of our Ministry employees.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online' button.

You can view the job description here.

For further information, please contact Margaret Styles at Margaret.Styles@education.govt.nz.

Applications close Midnight on Sunday 9 August 2020.