Principal Advisor (OS 011) & Advisor (OS 014)

Want to join a close knit team where you can showcase your skills, provide advice and support in the planning, development and delivery of a range of communications to a diverse audience?

Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, supports and works in partnership with the Government to design and deliver policies, as well as innovative targeted investment initiatives that have a significant and positive impact on Māori.

Our commitment to enable whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed underpins everything that we do, and supports our vision of ‘Thriving whānau’.

To support the organisation to achieve this work we are currently seeking an Advisor and a Principal Advisor to join our Communications team within the Organisational Support Te Puni.

Our Principal Advisors operate as business partners to other areas within Te Puni Kōkiri and support staff with complex communication needs to develop and implement kaupapa communications plans ensuring that they are aligned to our communications strategy, as well as leveraging consistent branding, promotion collateral, and tailoring social media approaches to meet individual business partner needs.

Working alongside the Principal Advisors and the Communications Manager are our Advisors, who provide support to ensure that communications promote the Ministry’s reputation and achievements, by supporting both internal and external communication needs.  By drawing on your own technical knowledge and that of specialist expertise across the wider team our Advisors provide business partners with a range of tailored communications services.

To be successful in either of these roles, you will have:

  • Strong understanding of Te Ao Māori  and a degree of fluency in te reo Māori
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to the work being undertaken
  • Have experience working with Māori along with a respect for Māori cultural values and customs
  • Excellent written communications skills including editorial and design skill
  • A knowledge of communication planning principles and media engagement theory and practice
  • Experience in working with Iwi, hapū, whānau, Māori organisations and Māori communities
  • Experience in speech writing
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and proven current experience in a communications or other relevant discipline
  • A high level of commitment to detail, quality, thoroughness and delivery.

Further information for each role can be found in the attached job descriptions.  To apply, please email your cv, covering letter and a completed application form to

Applications close 4.00pm, Thursday 11 October 2018.



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