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Social Media Advisor

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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.


About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

We are looking for a Social Media Advisor to join the Communications and Engagement section on a one-year fixed term basis. The team is a fun, creative and diverse group of communications professionals who deliver fantastic campaigns and provide essential marketing and strategic communications advice to the organisation. 

The Social Media Advisor role is vital in aligning our content with the organisational strategy, optimising our social media profile, fostering meaningful engagement with our audience and building a sense of online community.

 This role will be based in our Napier office.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

Are you passionate about leveraging the power of social media to drive positive change and understanding in the community? Are you a creative storyteller with a natural talent to captivate and connect with audiences? The Social Media Advisor will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing a social media strategy to best shape our online presence and connect with our diverse stakeholders. 

You will have experience planning and leading community initiatives, excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to identify, track and report on relevant community KPIs as well as the ability to interpret and report on other social media and website metrics.

You will also have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and extensive professional experience OR
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience in a similar role/relevant position
  • Proven work experience in a social media management or similar role


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is $80,280 to $89,200 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 

Other benefits of working for our team include vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website.

We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 4 August 2023.

Apply through Seek or send your CV and cover letter to

To view the job description please visit our website here.


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community 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. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

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. 

5 July 2023

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