Manager Engagement, Innovation and Communication

Job Title: Manager Engagement, Innovation and Communication
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Auckland
Contact Details: Carren Walker-Raos
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 days ago

Utilise your professional Communications experience to innovate, lead & design effective stakeholder engagement practice ensuring the benefits of the AML regulatory system are understood & valued.

Organisation: Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)
Business Group: AML Group, Regulatory Services
Branch: Policy Regulation and Communities
Salary: Circa $115k negotiable on skills and experience

  • Great opportunity for an experienced Communications professional.
  • Innovate, lead and design effective stakeholder engagement practice to ensure the benefits of the AML regulatory system are well understood and valued.
  • Be part of a growing, dynamic, modern regulator.
  • Join a strong multi-discipline group that supervises AML sectors to protect New Zealand businesses from being used by criminals to launder money and finance terrorism.

We are Regulatory Services and we are one of the New Zealand Government’s larger regulatory bodies. We promote effective regulatory outcomes in three broad systems: anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, gambling and digital safety.

As a risk-based, responsive modern regulator, we have embarked on an ambitious transformational change programme aimed at ensuring we can provide effective regulatory services in an increasingly complex and digital world. 

This role supports the Director and leadership team to embed strategic direction.  You will lead a small team of senior advisors to deliver innovative tools and products that will achieve responsive and risk-based regulatory outcomes. 

You will develop and manage effective and influential relationships across the regulatory system and engage to grow sector knowledge and capability.  You will build trusted relationships with sector advisory groups to deliver results through collaboration, project management, innovation and engagement.

You will have:

  • Strong previous experience in a relevant communications and facilitative role.
  • A sound understanding of regulatory concepts and functions.
  • People leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to influence and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders.
  • In house knowledge of sector business practices and/or the ability to speak more than one language is highly desirable.

This green-fields opportunity has national and international reach; you can be innovative and make the role your own. 

If you are looking for a challenge and want a job where the work you do matters to communities across New Zealand, contact us now.

Applications close:  Wednesday 8 August

For more information view and for a copy of the job description please contact: Carren Walker-Raos on 021 761636 or