Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust

Communications and Engagement Manager

Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust

Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 28-01-2019


New Zealand

Work type:

·         Significant and Iconic Heritage Project

·         Newly Created Role - Christchurch Based

·         Fulltime fixed term for 2 years

The Client

The Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust (CCRT) was established in 2017 with its primary function to raise public funds for the reinstatement of the iconic Christ Church Cathedral. On 22 August 2018 a joint venture agreement was signed with the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch that cemented the path to reinstatement. The agreement saw the establishment of a new company - Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited (CCRL) to manage and deliver the physical reinstatement works.  


The Role

Reporting to the Executive Director of CCRT and working in conjunction with the Project Director of CCRL and the project team you will develop and lead the internal and external communications, stakeholder engagement, marketing activities and strategies for the reinstatement project. You will ensure their effective delivery via various communication channels including media, activating networks, events and promotions in support of fundraising activities and physical works.


Skills and Experience

To succeed in this role, you will be an experienced storyteller with the ability to connect stakeholders to the vision of the reinstated Cathedral through your strong communication and marketing skills. Your skill to promote and support the fundraising activities of CCRT and engage with key individuals both within and outside of Christchurch will be critical to your success. Equally important will be your ability to communicate clearly with stakeholders in relation to the physical and engineering works undertaken by CCRL.


You will have:

·         Proven experience leading communication and stakeholder engagement functions in a complex environment

·         Expertise in developing and implementing communication strategies and work programmes

·         Experience in leading, influencing and building credibility across a range of stakeholders to support significant fundraising and project activities

·         Proven experience and a strong reputation in media management  


Ideally you will have a tertiary qualification in communications or journalism, however of greater importance is your ability to connect with people, build meaningful relationships and support collaboration.


To Apply

If you feel you possess the above qualities and are drawn by this exciting opportunity to further develop your career, apply now by submitting your cover letter and CV by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Nick Carter on 03 345 8764 or Amanda Hance on 03 345 8754.


A Position Description for the role is available for download at the bottom of the job listing at


Applications for this role close 5pm Monday 28 January 2019

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