Westland District Council

Strategy & Communications Advisor

Westland District Council

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 22-06-2018


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Career Development Opportunity
  • Located in Hokitika, West Coast of the South Island, NZ
  • Grow your Career while Living in a Lifestyle Location!


The Westland District has thriving tourism, agriculture and mineral industries alongside an awe-inspiring natural environment. The Westland District Council’s motto is “The last best place”, with a vision of being a world class tourist destination while fostering industries and businesses that lead through innovation and service. The opportunity has arisen for a professional to join their team delivering core services that meet community expectations and demonstrate value and quality. For more information visit: www.westlanddc.govt.nz


The Role

Reporting to the Group Manager Corporate Services you will lead the development and implementation of Council strategies for communications and community engagement. You will coordinate the long term and annual plans and annual report processes, and articulate the Council’s intentions, programmes and results in innovative and engaging ways that grow the positive reputation of the Council and its commitment to the Westland community.


Your Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have proven knowledge in issues, trends and techniques relevant to traditional and digital communications and community engagement. Ideally you will have a track record of results in complex organisations providing thought leadership and management support at a senior level. A sound knowledge of local government issues and processes would be advantageous.

You will likely have a relevant qualification and experience in corporate communication or planning. Your exceptional relationship building and communication skills, both written and verbal will be crucial to your success.

A Position Description for the role, is available here.

To Apply

If you think you have the skills to succeed, please submit your CV and cover letter by selecting the ‘Apply’ button. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Sally Goldsmith on 03 345 8761 or Nick Carter on 03 345 8764.

 Applications for this role close at 5pm Friday 22 June 2018

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