Principal Advisor - Media
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
It's not very often something happens that's big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the motu. That's what we're talking about here. The provision of health services in Aotearoa, and how they are delivered, is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora-Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora-Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of health services in Aotearoa for generations to come and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our whānau. Te Whatu Ora is ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system. Join us in this mahi...
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
The purpose of the Principal Advisor Media role is to lead the thinking that guides the doing around the organisation's media team and its activities. The role is to provide a fit-for-purpose media management service to the Te Whatu Ora, which demonstrates commitment to quality, consistency, proactive thinking and alignment with the organisation's goals and objectives. This position is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of responsive and proactive media strategies to help improve the organisation's reputation and to help meet our broader communications objectives. The position will be responsible for leading the strategy for proactive media engagement and will stand in for the Media Lead in their absence. Part of your core role will be a leading position in the team responsible for media liaison, media advice to our kaimahi and media management. The team also assists with providing a media monitoring service to staff.
Mōu | About you
The ideal candidate will be an avid writer, clear communicator and can reflect on what they are doing and seek out the relevant connections and partnerships that are key to their work. The Principal Advisor will need to formulate strong stakeholder relationships both internally and externally, while remaining resilient and patient. Couple this with your ability to tailor complex messages to a range of audiences in a clear and concise manner will be key to setting you apart. Lead the thinking, design, development, and implementation of effective proactive and responsive media strategies that deliver on the Te Whatu Ora Communication Strategy. Couple this with your ability to provide advice and direction to the media strategy and work programme, and initiatives for specific communications and engagement work programmes.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
- A relevant graduate and post-graduate qualification
- Experience in implementing Te Tiriti o Waitangi in action
- Daily journalism experience preferably in NZ
- A minimum 5 year's operating at a principal advisor level
- Strong relationship management
This role requires and/or would benefit from the following
- An understanding of the significance of and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including how to apply Te Tiriti principles in a meaningful way in your role
- Competency with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a willingness to learn and grow
Nau mai, uru mai | Come and join us
Te Whatu Ora is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and that means people from all the communities we serve being represented in our workforce. We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter. At Te Whatu Ora we acknowledge and respect our people's diversity and spiritual needs, ensuring a safe workplace that is a whānau orientated and supportive environment. We particularly welcome applications from Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.
Te painga o te mahi tahi me matou | Benefits
This is a truly rewarding role where you will come to work each day making a difference, leading change, and creating capabilities across our health service.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.
The applications closing date is midnight 11th December. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Samantha van der Merwe on email@example.com
|Location:||North Island - Wellington - Wellington Central|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Non-clinical - Communications and Marketing - Communications and Marketing|
|Attachments:|| Principal Media Advisor PD Te Whatu Ora.pdf (PDF, 216KB)