Kaiwhakahaere Whakapā (Communications Manager)

• Communications • Hawke’s Bay based • Full time

The Trust is looking for a Kaiwhakahaere Whakapā (Communications Manager) to be primarily responsible for supporting and coordinating the delivery of targeted communications and professional marketing materials as required by the Trust to achieve its strategic and annual plans.  This includes the development of a communication strategy and implementation of a communication plan, which includes, but not limited to MTT documentation, social media, website, pānui, annual report, media releases, branding, public relations, and advice on communication strategies.  It is a role of coordination across all the communications functions, so you will need to be an independent strategic thinker who is not afraid to share your ideas in a supportive, open work environment.  This role reports to the Kaiwhakahaere Tari (Office Manager).

This role relates to the focus area of the Trust: He Waka Kairangatira (MTT – A great organisation).

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • Tertiary qualification in communications, media, marketing or a related field is preferred;
  • Previous track record and experience in a similar communications type position;
  • Great interpersonal skills with a commitment to customer service and ability to work with a wide range of people within and outside the organisation;
  • Excellent web and social media literacy and understanding of modern digital communication;
  • Advanced competency in Microsoft Office and Marketing/Communication software;
  • Photography/Videography skills, knowledge and/or networks;
  • Graphic Art Design skills, knowledge and/or networks;
  • Ability to learning new technologies and to share that knowledge with others;
  • A high level of professionalism with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to detail with exceptional written and oral communications skills;
  • Effective time management and the ability to work independently;
  • Experience with event coordination and project management;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and an ability to cope with change;
  • Understanding the need for and ability to exercise discretion, good judgement and sensitivity within the organisation; and
  • Previous experience working within a Māori organisation and knowledge of and/or fluency in Te Reo Māori;
  • Some familiarity with the takiwā, Tangoio Marae, hapū and iwi.

The role is based in Napier, where some evening and weekend work will be required.  Applicants must have verifiable work rights and eligibility to work in New Zealand.

For more detailed information and to apply, please ring Michelle de Beer on 021 798882 or for a position description please click here.

Applications, accompanied by a cover letter & current CV, are to be emailed to ShauniC@svs.co.nz

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