19/325 Private Secretary (Advisor/Media)
Information and Knowledge Services
Wellington City, Wellington
Type: Events Based
Hours: Full time
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $76,310 - $103,243
- A combined role for a person savvy in politics and media
- Opportunities for professional growth
- Exciting and ever-changing working environment
Hon Poto Williams is looking for a media savvy person to fill the role of Private Secretary Media/Advisory to assist in advancing a progressive work programme. The role involves both communicating and delivering a media strategy as well as providing advice where political risk is taken into account. This role involves working very closely with the Minister where trust and commitment are integral to success. If you value the chance to contribute to and support the Executive Government, this could be the role for you.
As someone who is skilled in managing strong working relationships, you will have the opportunity to use your expertise in gathering information from a variety of sources on behalf of the Minister.
You will be involved in keeping the Minister informed in relation to their areas of responsibility and answering any questions that arise. With the support of the Prime Minister’s Office, you will manage and respond to requests for information as set out in the Official Information Act.
This will be your opportunity to draft and publish media material which communicates clearly the Minister’s goals and vision; ensuring it is in line with the Government’s overarching communication strategy.
As the Minister’s advisor, you will become familiar with and provide advice and support on the House programme and the passage of legislation.
To be successful in the role you will have a sound understanding of Government and public service protocols and processes, good analysis and problem solving skills as well as strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
The Department of Internal Affairs is committed to the professional development of its employees, offering a number of in-house and self-paced online learning opportunities.
Applications close: 5pm, Monday 29 July 2019
For more information please contact: Ministerial Resourcing on 04 817 6395 or through firstname.lastname@example.org
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