Senior Communications Advisor

Date: 27 Mar 2024

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Responsible for the planning and delivery of a Māori communications plan for Ngā Mātārae
  • Support partnerships and engagement with mana whenua and mataawaka
  • Provide senior level communications support and advice 


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra i tēnei tuku! Kia hiwa ra i tērā tuku! Kiahiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra!


Our Ngā Mātārae Insights & Strategy tima are looking for a Senior Communications Advisor to join them, providing senior level Māori communications support and advice.


Your mahi will see you responsible for the planning and delivery of a communications plan and actioning of communications activities, ensuring the work of Ngā Mātārae and wider Māori outcomes across the council group is communicated effectively and efficiently with key internal, external stakeholders, mana whenua iwi and mataawaka.


Day-to-day you can expect to:

  • Manage proactive communications for Ngā Mātārae and provide strategic communications advice to the Ngā Mātārae Leadership Team
  • Develop and deliver internal and external communications plans, creating content that is written for the right audience, web, and social media friendly
  • Support partnerships and engagement with mana whenua and mataawaka
  • Work collaboratively with key internal partners and the Independent Māori Statutory Board.

For a copy of the position description please click here


He kōrero mōu: About you


We are looking for people with strong experience in similar communications, marketing, or public relations mahi, and a relative tertiary degree.


Ideally, you will have a good understanding and appreciation of the workings and function of local government and have an ability to work with and support elected members, senior staff, and executive members.


You will need specific experience with:

  • Leading, developing, and delivering communications plans and providing communications advice with a strong Māori lens
  • Understanding and knowledge of engagement and communications tools, techniques, and channels
  • Working in professional settings with te reo Māori me ōna tikanga
  • Working with mana whenua and mataawaka.


You will champion upholding the Treaty of Waitangi and promoting Māori outcomes, as well as collaborating well across the CCO family.


O Mātou Kōrero: About Us 


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally, and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment.

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!


Tono Mai: Apply Now!


Applications close: Sunday 14th  April 2024 at 11:59pm

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.


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