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Communications Advisor - 1 year fixed term

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Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.

Our focus

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 


At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council we work with the region’s industries, farmers, iwi and communities to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity.                                                                                           

Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. We have over 300 staff at the Regional Council –including engineers, scientists, policy planners, and farm advisors, who work from four locations across the region. Our staff carry out day-to-day work and provide the information and expertise to support our Councillors make sound decisions for the region.


Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is a great place to work

Our staff enjoy working at the Council to protect the environment of our beautiful region – Hawke’s Bay.  HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.


About the Opportunity

We are looking for a Communications Advisor to join the Communications and Engagement team on a full-time fixed term basis to cover parental leave until May 2023.

Our team of eight are a fun, creative and diverse group of communications professionals who deliver fantastic campaigns together and provide essential marketing and strategic communications advice to the organisation.

The Communications Advisor’s role is to provide communications advice to the organisation, build and deliver critical communications campaigns, and support engagement activity with the community.


About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic comms superstar! Preferably you would have an interest in the environment and can think outside the box about ways to tell our stories and engage our community.

We are looking to strengthen our social media, marketing and Te Ao Māori capabilities so skills and knowledge in these areas would be a bonus.  You’ll also be proactive, agile, flexible to change, and able to build strong relationships with our teams and key stakeholders.

The successful candidate will need to have a relevant tertiary qualification, experience in the communications, marketing and/or public relations fields, and excellent relationship, writing and project management skills.

In addition to the above, you will also have: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Excellent writing and project management skills
  • High level of Microsoft office and computer skills
  • A clean full driver’s licence


The salary for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate but will range between $70k - $80k.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description please click here

Please apply via SEEK

Applications close 8 April, however we will be contacting suitable candidates prior to the closing date and may close the role early.

24 March 2022

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