Senior Communications and Engagement Advisor - 12 month fixed-term

We're looking for a communications superstar with great energy and top-notch skills to join Wellington City Council's External Communications team for 12 months.

In this role, you will be working across the Council on projects that make Wellington a great place to live and shape Wellington's future.

To fit the bill, you'll need to demonstrate experience working at a senior communications, marketing or engagement level, and a real talent for getting along with people.

A dynamic self-starter with lots of initiative, you will bring the full suite of Marcom skills, be a great thinker and doer. You will be known for sound judgement, great writing and finding creative solutions to complex issues. You will be focused on outcomes and passionate about brand and reputation in a local government setting. You'll be based in an energetic team focused on innovation and collaboration with plenty of people around to bounce ideas off.

The role sits in the External Communications team, which is part of the wider Communications and Engagement team, which also comprises the Media, Internal Communications, Engagement and Creative Services teams and sits within the Strategy and Governance directorate. The purpose of the team is to build a resilient reputation for Wellington City Council and Wellington City.

The work of the Communications and Engagement team is influential in:


  • Developing and maintaining a resilient reputation for Wellington City Council and Wellington City
  • Adding value to internal business units to deliver their services and achieve desired outcomes
  • Promoting and advocating for best practice engagement between the Council and our communities
If this sound like you, please click the apply button to make an application with your CV and cover letter and/or to view the position description.


All applications must be submitted online. For more information, please contact Fros Wallace, Communications Coordinator at

Applications close Monday, 26 October 2020.

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.

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Fixed Term Full Time

Job no: JQAI046815

Location: Wellington City

Closing Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020