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Manager, Community Engagement - Auckland & Central Regions

Posted on Thu, 4 Aug 2022

Work type

Permanent - full time


Auckland & Wellington

Close date

Wed, 24 Aug 2022

Are you an outstanding people leader and manager? 

Do you have significant senior leadership experience in a community engagement related role, along with significant links into your community?

And are you able to demonstrate your capability to leverage those links?

If so, then we have an exciting full-time permanent opportunity for you!

About the role

This role will be required to lead the regional Community Engagement team to build and maintain authentic relationships and effective activities of engagement with prioritised communities, as well as ensuring that efforts consider both the Electoral Commission's TAUMATA Values Framework and our strategic priorities and objectives.

It is essential that you have firm understanding of engagement best practice (IAP2), applying your extensive community engagement and relationship management experience to build engagement practice and support the capacity of our team to engage with communities and priority partners. This role will be required to drive regional engagement through both evidence informed design and community collaboration that builds trust and confidence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading and developing your team to be the best they can be to deliver outstanding community engagement alongside community partners.
  • Providing engagement expertise to initiatives and programmes ensuring these are delivered according to engagement best practice model(s).
  • Planning and managing the implementation of the Commission's engagement strategies, initiatives, and goals for the relevant electorates in consultation with the National Manager Enrolment and Community Engagement based on national objectives.
  • Developing and implementing national and localised plans for the area of responsibility.
  • Planning to support voting places in the region in consultation with National Office, Enrolment Processing, Regional Managers Voting Services, and Electorate Managers.
  • Maintaining strategic partnerships and relationships with external parties in support of the wider Community Engagement team's engagement objectives.

To be successful in this role you need the following:

Significant people leadership experience at a senior level

Significant connections within specific communities.

Ability to build knowledge of community and build strategic/influential networks.

Ability to take initiative combined with sound judgement.

Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.

Professional and results-oriented approach with good business and customer focus.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to build and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.

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?

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Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 24 August 2022

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

All new employees are expected 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 there is no MVP provided it will be assumed you are not vaccinated and this may impact the work you are able to perform for the Electoral Commission

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