Communications Advisor

Job Title: Communications Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Wellington
Contact Details: Rebecca Berney
Contact Email:
Job Published: 15 days ago
  • Fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Positive, supportive culture
  • Wellington

Overview of position:

The purpose of the position is to provide communications advice and support to managers and teams. Communications Advisors drive and support communications priorities, including a focus on delivering high quality client communications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the development of communications plans and strategies
  • Writing content for internal and external channels including web, messaging and storytelling that are aligned with the current ‘voice’ and is client centric
  • Provide communication support and advice which reflects leading practice in communications to support the strategic direction of this organisation
  • Providing advice on development and management of the perceptions of key audiences
  • Developing and delivering communication material and advice to support business changes
  • Promotion of communication that builds understanding and support for the role that the business groups plays in achieving government outcomes
  • In addition, the position may be responsible for some of the following functions: planning and management of specific campaigns, production management of key communication material, writing and editing communication material, management of issues from a communications perspective.

Experience required:

  • Professional writing, editing and proofreading skills across a variety of media
  • Proven ability to grasp complex concepts quickly and translate into compelling communications
  • Experience or the ability to acquire experience in the areas of communications and public relations
  • Experience or ability to acquire experience in providing advice to clients and in working with suppliers
  • Excellent knowledge of administrative processes, systems and technology with effective organisation, planning and administration skills
  • Ability to identify and locate appropriate sources of information for routine situations


  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong environmental awareness
  • Effective persuasion and influencing skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Make clear and astute decisions about issues and risks, and escalate decisions where appropriate, with clear recommendations
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Adopts a “can do” attitude
  • Is able to talk to groups of people, as well as one-to-one; demonstrates effective presentation skills
  • Drafts full, clear and concise reports
  • Knows when to refer upwards, with appropriate recommendations

If this sounds like you please APPLY NOW or call Rebecca Berney on 021 401 125 for further information.

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