Experienced Senior Internal Communications/Engagement Lead

Your personal and professional growth will be encouraged you'll work alongside likeminded people who are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of purpose for the region and its councils.
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Are you the internal communications engagement specialist that Wellington Water needs? Do you know the value of good relationships and partner with people from across a business on multiple projects? Do you offer a unique take on how communication is used to shape culture and bring people together? Then read on!

People work at Wellington Water because they want to make a difference. That means you will be helping to look after our most precious assets: water, human health and welfare, and the environment so our communities can prosper.

Wellington Water knows that a great values-driven culture like ours means we can be a trusted adviser to councils and deliver fantastic outcomes. We also know that communications play a big part in this– and we’re in search of our next champion to support employee engagement.

This role is much more than devising and implementing communications plans, writing newsletters, managing the intranet and other communication channels – with flair.  You will have a knack for encouraging open communication and feedback within the organisation. You’ll understand how communications influence culture and behaviours and develop communications strategies and tactics to support the organisation we are and want to be. You will be able to effectively coach managers and advise others in the business how to shape their communications to be effective.  In addition, you will work directly with the (very approachable) Chief Executive and members of the senior leadership team, attending their meetings, understanding the issues and providing insightful advice on culture, communication and engagement in the business.

Perhaps you are already in an internal communications role and keen to step up into a sole-charge internal communications role. Or perhaps you are a generalist communications or engagement person who would like to specialise in internal communications and work in an organisation that “gets” the value of internal communications and walks the talk. You may have some human resources in your repertoire of skills. You are likely to have a heart versus head approach to your communications if that makes sense.

This role is a crucial member of our People & Capability team and is based in beautiful Petone. You’ll work in a company where you’re supported to do your best and grow your career in a friendly, fun and team-focused environment. 

Position Description   

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Does this role sound like you? Apply today. Applications close 16 May.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Petone Office

25 Victoria St
5012 Lower Hutt Directions (04) 912 4400 View page

Staff benefits

Learning & Development
Our people are encouraged to identify learning and development opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills, and advance their career

We look after our people. As well as having a comprehensive wellbeing program covering up to the minute hot topics, health, fitness, mental and social wellbeing we also provide inoculations, eye tests, workplace assessments, and other health related events

Five Weeks Annual Leave
Upon completion of two years current continuous service, staff accrue an additional fifth week's annual leave during their third and subsequent years

Work/Life Balance
Work/life balance is recognised as an integral aspect of employee satisfaction. We offer flexible work hours and regular social events


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