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Communications Officer, Enable New Zealand (VID: 4809)

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Location: Enable Palmerston North
Service: Enable NZ - Enable Administration Support
Position Type: Administration
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 28/04/2019
Are you an experienced and passionate communications professional looking for your next challenge? Then this is the role for you.
Working for Enable New Zealand, the largest provider of disability equipment and modification services in New Zealand, you will play a pivotal role in providing a comprehensive communications package for internal staff across our four sites, as well as helping to build our reputation among external stakeholders.
Based at our head office in Palmerston North, this role requires someone with a keen eye for a story, who can help raise the profile of the work of our organisation, and who can play a key part in building an engaging, open and inclusive culture of internal communication in house.
You’ll be responsible for gathering facts and information from across a range of teams and departments, and turning those into great stories and pieces of engaging content that can be repurposed across a number of channels for a range of target audiences. You’ll be a fantastic communicator, someone who can develop, create and implement great ideas and initiatives and who meets deadlines with passion.
You’ll have experience of updating websites and intranets using a CMS and be keen to identify and try out new ideas and practices when it comes to sharing messages and stories both internally and externally. You’re organised and able to plan your work in advance, while still remaining flexible enough to confidently deal with last minute or urgent communications tasks. Experience within the disability or government sector would be an advantage but not essential, as would knowledge of web accessibility standards.
For this role you will have:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, digital media or relevant field
  • At least three years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ideally have experience in using Adobe Creative Suite package, in particular InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop
  • Experience with adding, editing and deleting content using CMS
  • Ability to stay up to date with new social media and communications technologies and strategies

If this sounds like the challenge you’ve been looking for then apply today. In return for your expertise and passion, we’ll help develop your skills through mentoring and training opportunities and ensure you feel supported and able to try out new ideas by being part of our small but innovative Marketing & Communications team. Our team’s vision is to ensure our staff feel part of the bigger picture at Enable and that through a comprehensive and integrated communications and marketing plan we showcase the personality behind the Enable brand within an emerging commercial sector position.

If you’ve got the skills and experience we’re looking for, we’d love to have you on board. Please apply online with your cover letter and CV, if you have any questions in regards to this role please contact Rhi Galpin, Communication and Marketing Specialist.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

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Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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