Māori Impact Communications and Engagement Lead

  • Māori impact team.
  • Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland.

ESR is a Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities. Their world-class knowledge, research and laboratory services help their partners and clients solve complex problems and protect people in Aotearoa – New Zealand and around the world.
ESR believes the wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi and other Māori communities is central to the future wellbeing of Aotearoa – New Zealand. ESR’s He Pūtaiao, He Tāngata strategy brings thought leadership to its research, science and innovation in order to deliver improved outcomes for Māori. He Pūtaiao, He Tāngata aims to drive three shifts in science investment by:

  • Increasing the relevance and involvementof Māori in science and research.
  • Growing kaupapa Māori researchto develop Mātauranga Māori.
  • Creating new opportunitiesthrough the meeting of Mātauranga Māori and western knowledge.

As Pūkenga Pāpāho – Māori Communications & Engagement Lead, you’ll contribute to the enhancement of ESR’s reputation with Māori, the Public Sector, Media and Government by providing advice and support across the planning, development and delivery of communications. As the link between the Māori Impact Group and the Communications team, you’ll provide strategic communications advice and support to the organisation. With a focus on collaboration between teams, you’ll harness valuable customer insights and create impactful strategies that make a difference for New Zealand communities. In particular, this role will be critical in communicating how ESR is making impact and creating systemic change for, and with, Māori.

You’ll have:

  • At least five years’ experience working in communications, public relations or a related field
  • Proven experience managing communications risks and issues
  • Proven experience in creating content of high quality with a strong audience focus
  • Strong relationship-building skills and influencing ability
  • Ability to self-manage in a dispersed team environment and communicate successfully within this structure.
  • Ability to support ESR to effectively implement the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi with regard to the New Zealand research, science and technology sector into its activities
  • Wide knowledge of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori and implementation of that within a Te Ao Māori setting

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 23rd January 2022
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FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Russell Spratt on 04 550 8000

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