External Relations Advisor

Date: 24-Nov-2021

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

Company: Auckland Unlimited  


  • Join the team working to deliver cultural vibrancy and economic outcomes for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 

  • Be the conduit between exciting activity and key stakeholders 

  • Work with a talented team of external relationship professionals 

  • Fixed term role - 10 months maternity cover


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


Auckland Unlimited is the cultural and economic development agency for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. We support a vibrant cultural and events environment for our region along with a thriving and competitive economy. We love what we do, and we love making a difference! 


This is an exciting and challenging time for the talented people at Auckland Unlimited as we bring our new organisation to life and continue our important work delivering cultural vibrancy and economic outcomes for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. 


Consistent ongoing engagement with our key partners and stakeholders is critical, especially for a complex organisation like ours. 


We’re seeking an External Relations Advisor to provide maternity cover for a fixed term of 10 months. You’ll work across the business, and act as a point of contact for Local Boards, and other key stakeholder groups through key projects.  


Auckland Unlimited undertakes a variety of exciting activity that you will need to help communicate with our key stakeholders. Some examples include: our COVID19 Business Support, Major Events like Pasifika, Diwali and the Elemental programme, our cultural organisations like the NZ Maritime Museum and Auckland Zoo, and supporting our Screen and Visitor industries. 

You will also be responsible for coordinating and improving our engagement with Local Boards; creating and sharing success stories, business-as-usual updates and other engaging, hyperlocal content. 



He kōrero mōu: About you 


You’re an expert in understanding and working with diverse groups, and providing responsive advice to both internal and external stakeholders.  


You are calm, collected, and comfortable answering the hard questions and engaging with people at all levels of seniority. You can track down information and connect the dots to ensure high quality support.   


Customer focussed and innovative, you’re naturally inquisitive and always strive to find better ways to do things. Your collaborative approach ensures you develop effective relationships across the Auckland Council Whanau. 



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 


You’ll be an integral member of our excellent Communications and Marketing team. Your ability to understand and anticipate the needs of our key stakeholders will set you up as the go to for Local Board support, including for digital content and facilitation.  We want someone who shares our passion for clear, consistent and timely communications as well as our passion for Auckland. 


In addition, you’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s cultural vibrancy, growth and development. We are committed to diversity and enhanced Māori outcomes, and we have a culture built on trust and valuing individual and collective contributions. 


We also prioritise and understand the need for work/life balance, and we offer flexible working. Join us and have the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to the growth and vibrancy of Tamaki Makaurau Auckland. Apply now by submitted your CV and cover letter! 


Please click on this link to access the Position Description.  All applications must be made online. If you require assistance or support through the application process, please contact us at recruitment@aucklandunlimited.com.


Applications close 9 December 2021, applications will be reviewed as submitted!  


Auckland Unlimited, a CCO of Auckland Council, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.