Assistant Auditor-General, Strategy and Communications

  • Shape the strategy of an organisation with a unique view of the Public Sector.
  • Lead a high-performing team at a senior level.
  • Help drive better outcomes for New Zealanders.


The Office of the Auditor-General (the Office) supports our democratic way of life by providing Parliament and New Zealanders with independent assurance that public bodies are operating as Parliament intends.

In a fast-changing world, the Office is looking to increase its influence and impact on how the public service delivers better outcomes for New Zealanders.

The Assistant Auditor-General, Strategy and Communications role is designed to support the Office to drive its strategy forward. The role also leads continuous improvement of the Office’s planning, programme management and governance systems.

This is a key leadership position in an organisation that engages at the highest levels of central and local government. This role, which is also responsible for the communications function, is critical to positioning the Office.

As the Strategy and Communications Group is still relatively new, the Office is looking for an experienced and confident leader who can shape the role and position the Group to influence and support the wider Office. 

Significant experience in policy or strategy and planning is essential, as is substantive communications experience. The ability to work collaboratively within the Office and align to the Office’s values will also be critical to success in this role.

The Office wants a diverse workforce that reflects contemporary New Zealand. It welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, you are encouraged to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 15 March 2021

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: John King or David Hollander on 04 550 8000

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