Jobs Ngā tūranga mahi

Please note: applications for this job have now closed.

Advisor, Community Engagement – Whangarei

Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2022

Work type

Permanent - full time



Close date

Mon, 17 Oct 2022

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Do you have experience activating community participation across a region?  Do you thrive on being part of the community and offering sound advice and information to a range of groups and individuals?

The Advisor Community Engagement is a key role, which helps to drive and educate communities, encouraging them to enrol and participate in elections.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and foster relationships through internal and external engagement
  • Effectively and efficiently respond to public and media enquiries
  • Support the delivery of electoral events
  • Engage with local community champions
  • Practice a continuous improvement approach 
  • Contribute to the effectiveness and achievement of team goals

This role will be key in maintaining community partnerships with communities and organisations.

To be successful in this role you need the following:

  • 3+ years' experience in office management, administration in a customer service environment
  • Ability to build knowledge of community and required networks
  • Experience in the delivery of operational policies and procedures based on legislation
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Professional and results-oriented approach with good business and customer focus
  • Strong connections within specific communities.

Why join the Electoral Commission?

The Commission has an inclusive strength-focused culture where diversity and inclusion are encouraged and valued. We understand how important family is and support a family-friendly work environment. You will be part of a team who are here to promote participation and understanding and is passionate about making people's voices heard.

About the Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and take part in parliamentary elections. We are an independent Crown Entity who works with and through communities to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation, make it easy for them to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand's democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referenda.

What's next? | He aha e whai ake nei  

To apply please click on this link.

Applications for this role close at 5pm 4 October 2022. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable candidates prior to the application closing date. 

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact

All new employees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a copy of their My Vaccine Pass (MVP) when accepting an offer of employment with the Commission. If an MVP is not provided, we will assume you are not vaccinated and this may impact the work you are able to perform for the Electoral Commission.


Back to top