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Communications & Engagement Advisor - Growth

Call Damian Sicely

Recruitment Advisor

027 641 9199

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Date Posted: 2019-06-05

  • Marketing / PR / Events
  • Marketing Communications
  • Waikato
  • Permanent / Full Time

This is a rare opportunity to be part a team that is leading Hamilton into future!

At Everest we are all about people. We work with our clients and candidates to build great relationships so we can match the right person for the right role.
Here's our latest opportunity!

The organisation:

Hamilton is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and Hamilton City Council is investing in and enabling, the opportunities this growth presents with its biggest-ever capital programme. The city’s 10-Year Plan 2018-28 lays out a vision to deliver a $2B programme of work to create safer and more connected transport networks, build critical infrastructure for new neighbourhoods, develop our communities and look after the assets we already have.

With a commitment to improving the wellbeing of Hamiltonians, the Council is building on its three strategic imperatives of Embracing Growth, building a Great River City, and being Best in Business. These are exciting times for the city and the Council.

The role:

Supporting the delivery of our 10-Year Plan, we have an opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic communications and engagement professional to play a lead role in engaging with our communities and key stakeholders, delivering high-quality information through telling our stories.

A key workstream in the role will be supporting communication for one of the city’s biggest-ever projects, creating a whole new neighbourhood in Peacocke in the south of the city. The Communications and Engagement Advisor – Growth will work at all levels of the communication matrix, involved in long-term strategic planning as well as project-based communications planning as we roll out each step of the programme.

The role also supports other areas of the Group; planning, strategy, growth funding, and analytics, building control and more as well as media liaison. Supported by the wider communications team, the role ensures our internal audiences are fully informed and has great scope for creativity and innovation.

The person:

We’re looking for someone who understands the value of great communication and authentic engagement, has excellent risk radar and a can-do attitude. A background dealing with large, multi-faceted projects with the high public interest and an understanding of the needs of varied internal and external audiences is preferred. You will be able to take complex projects and quickly summarise them clearly to suit your audiences.

This role would suit a person who is looking for the next big step in their career and willing to challenge themselves in a role which offers great scope for development. Other preferred attributes include an understanding of the IAP2 engagement spectrum, knowledge of local government processes, a strong media or public relations background and superb written and oral communication skills.

The role is within a talented, experienced and supportive team, with a great working environment and a competitive remuneration package. If this role sounds exciting to you, we would love to hear from you!

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