Manager Communications

  • Sits with the leadership team.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Strategic communications experience.

What you’ll do
In this influential role you’ll work closely with senior leaders providing support and advice on all internal and external communications. You’ll lead a close-knit communications team to deliver a diverse range of communications. As well, you’ll work with staff from other areas to support the delivery of publications (including evaluation insights) to lift the education sector’s performance. You’ll manage and enhance a range of channels to extend the reach of the Education Review Office (ERO), and ensure it is responsive to stakeholders.
What you’ll bring
You’ll have political nous, be media savvy and have a track record of developing and delivering communications strategies. You’ll have a demonstrated ability to influence through relationships to ensure delivery of the strategies across ERO. You’ll understand the machinery of government and be able to create strong public sector networks. Education sector experience would be useful but is not necessary. You’ll be open to joining ERO on its journey to becoming a bicultural and bilingual organisation. People management experience will be useful – however, if you’re ready to step-up to a leadership role, please apply.

  • Five weeks’ annual leave.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Central Wellington location.

About ERO
ERO evaluates and reports on the education and care of children and young people in early childhood services, kohunga reo, puna kōhungahunga, kura and schools. The driving force behind ERO is the belief that quality education is a right for every child and young person.
ERO wants a diverse workforce that reflects Aotearoa New Zealand. It welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, please tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.
Entry to New Zealand from all countries remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may only apply for this role if you have the right to work in New Zealand. For information about New Zealand work or residence visas, please visit
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday, 22 June 2021
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: John King or Nikki Franklin on 04 550 8000

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