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Senior Communications Advisor – Secondment/Fixed Term to 1 September 2022


- Are you looking for your next challenge? 

- Do you want to work in a role where your work is helping make people’s lives better?

- Be part of something new and exciting!


Bring your proven communications and engagement experience to a diverse role working in Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People. The Ministry of Social Development is the host agency of Whaikaha and provides some shared services into its Communications and Engagement team.


About the team

The Whaikaha Communications and Engagement team is a small, diverse group of people dedicated to supporting the Ministry to drive change and deliver better outcomes for disabled people and whānau. This team undertakes a wide variety of work for Whaikaha, including digital strategy, design, engagement, events, external communications, internal communications and social media. 


What you will be doing?

Developing communications and engagement plans

Delivering a significant rightsholder and stakeholder engagement project

Working closely with rightsholders and stakeholders, including tāngata whaikaha Māori

Preparing regular communications for rightsholders and stakeholders

Preparing briefing documents


Who we are looking for?


It’s important that you possess a good understanding and insight into disability.  You will be an experienced communicator and an excellent writer with proven community engagement experience. It is desirable that you have an understanding of tikanga Māori. 

Preference is given to those who:

Have lived experience of disability

Have a passion for people changing their lives for the better

Have networks in the disability community


This is an ANZSCO level 4/5 role so New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency at time of application is required


Working at Whaikaha

At Whaikaha we work closely together. Our leadership team is accessible and engaged in our work.  We all work hard to create a great culture and vibe. 


We are proud of the collaboration that occurs across teams and the culture we have created. We work with a strong sense of purpose and people focus to deliver high quality service in a fun, supportive environment that values your contribution.


We walk the talk on work life balance, so we are open to provide flexible working options to meet individual needs.  We have a strong focus on staff wellbeing, we invest in developing and supporting staff to stretch and reach their professional goals. 

Apply from the MSD jobs website.

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