• Permanent role
  • Leading our communications and media management
  • Work on issues at the heart of Aotearoa New Zealanders' wellbeing
  • Committed to be grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Flexible work arrangements

Are you looking for a role that will have a positive impact on the lives of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Te Hiringa Mahara (Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission) contributes to better and equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in Aotearoa. We have leadership and oversight roles of the mental health and addiction system with monitoring and advocacy functions.

Reporting to the Director Corporate Services, the Principal Advisor Communications is a key role with responsibility for leading the ongoing development and implementation of our communications and media management.

We are a small team, and this position gives you the opportunity to operate at a senior level across all facets of communications and media management. Your expertise in implementing successful communication initiatives will help influence transformation of the mental health and wellbeing system – now and into the future.

To be successful in this role we are looking for someone who has:

  • Public sector experience in strategic communications with at least 5 years of significant communications experience
  • Experience providing advice at a Chief Executive/Leadership team level
  • Knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Māori tikanga and Māori environments
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in diverse cultural contexts
  • Superb communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex issues clearly
  • A team player
  • A problem-solver who delivers results in a highly pressurised environment
  • An understanding of or experience in working in the field of mental health is desirable
  • A tertiary qualification in a communications related discipline

This is a great time to join our small team and contribute to improving mental health and wellbeing for Māori, our priority population groups, and for all people living in Aotearoa.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi grounded organisation, we are committed to fulfilling our responsibility as an independent Crown entity to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and work in partnership with Māori as tangata whenua.

We want our workforce to reflect our communities across Aotearoa and are actively seeking applications from people who represent this diversity.

To apply, please download the position description [PDF, 151 KB] and application form. [PDF, 1.3 MB]  Please send your CV, Cover Letter and completed application form to hr@mhwc.govt.nz.

Applications close 12:00pm, Monday 3 April 2023.

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