Communications Manager | Pouwhakahaere Whakawhitiwhiti

  • Consumer rights organisation
  • Wellington based
  • Full-time, permanent role

Fantastic opportunity to help promote and protect the rights of people using health and disability services.

Te Toihau Hauora, Hauātanga/the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) is the independent watchdog for people’s rights when using health and disability services, resolving complaints and working with providers to improve the health and disability system.  

The Communications Manager will be responsible for leading internal and external communications and engagement, and provide strategic advice to the Commissioner and leadership team.

This is a Wellington based, full-time role leading a small team.  

Ko ngā mea ka hiahiatia e koe kia angitū te haere | What you'll need to be successful:

  • Significant hands-on communication experience
  • Strong experience in media management and stakeholder engagement
  • Enjoy variety and be able to meet competing deadlines
  • Adept at providing communications advice that is both strategic and practical
  • Be approachable, a team player and have exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Experience in the health sector is valuable, but not a requirement
  • An awareness and understanding of te Tiriti o Waitangi

Apply now if you're ready to make a difference. 

Download the Communications Manager position description here (.pdf 337KB).  

All applicants must complete the online HDC application form to be considered. Applications can be submitted via the button below. Your CV and Cover Letter can be attached within the application.

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Applications for this role close 24 January 2022 at 5 pm.