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Senior Communications Advisor

Wellington Permanent NZ$110000 - NZ$123000 per annum

Senior Communications Advisor

Are you ready to take that next step in your career? Do you think you have what it takes to be our clients’ next Senior Communications Advisor?

We are on the hunt for an experienced communications individual who will contribute to providing communications advice and support to teams across NZ. The successful candidate will emulate the clients values of manaakitanga (people at the heart), mahi tahi (better together) and whanake (be bold).

The purpose of the role is to provide strategic communication advice and support at a local and national level. You will be able to successfully influence decisions and outcomes pertinent to our client’s reputation. The Senior Communications Advisor works closely with the Communications Manager, Regional Directors, and their teams, as well as the Internal and External Communications teams among other staff.


· Flexible working arrangements

· Two days working from home

· Competitive salary/working for an organisation that lives and breathes valuing and taking care of their people

· Contribute to positively helping to solve NZ housing issues for a diverse community.

The role:

· Deliver communications advice that minimises risk, enhances the client’s reputation and promotes their role and programmes of work

· Develop and implement communication plans to identify and mitigate risks and manage issues where necessary

· Work on national programmes of work, with a focus on both delivering and implementing communications strategies that align with the clients organisational strategies

· Provide reactive regional media support and work with the Corporate Media Team on national issues

· Provide a communications account management service and strategic advice for business groups and/or cross-agency projects where required

· Mentor, coach, and support more junior members of the team to deliver on the leadership attributes of the role.

What you will bring:

· A tertiary qualification in Communications or Journalism with at least 5 years experience in a communications role – ideally within in a complex organisation in the government or public sectors.

· In-depth understanding of the approach to developing a communications strategy and experience in implementing specific strategies.

· In-depth experience working both proactively and reactively with the media.

· Demonstrated ability in finding and recognising a good story.

Experience utilising various channels, including social media and the web to communicate stories.

If this sounds like an exciting role and you wish to learn more, send your CV and cover letter to Bella Richardson on brichardson@welovesalt.com or Matt Peel on mpeel@welovesalt.com or apply now!

Your positive experience is important to us. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can adapt our recruitment process to enhance your candidate experience with us.

*Proud WINNER of the NZ RCSA Industry Awards 2022: Excellence in Candidate Care, Excellence in Client Care and Outstanding Medium Agency.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Salt is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2210-327222
Salary: NZ$110000 - NZ$123000 per annum
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Industries: Marketing
Job Locations: Wellington
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Advisor, communications support, marketing, Senior, strategic, tactical

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