Manager - Communications and Publishing | Wellington Region
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - Manager - Communications and Publishing.pdf (PDF, 668KB)
|Application Close Date:||27-May-2022|
Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role
The Judicial Communications and Publishing Team in the Office of the Chief District Court Judge | Te Whare o ngā Kaihautū Waka o te Kōti-ā-Rohe o Aotearoa (Te Whare) supports the judiciary to increase transparency and accessibility of the criminal, youth, family and civil divisions of the district court and improve public and media understanding of the constitutional role of the judiciary and the principles that underpin our justice system.
Te Whare is seeking a seasoned Manager, Communications and Publishing to provide direction and leadership to a growing team to further key initiatives that promote openness and transparency of the courts, such as improving accessibility of judgments and information about the courts through a range of communication channels and platforms. This role will work closely with the Director and District Court Judicial Leadership in developing and delivering on its communications strategy, and ensuring there is clear, cohesive messages. This role is comprehensive, covering internal and external communications and publishing, oversight of a website, strategy, and building long-term focused relationships. We are seeking a proactive, resourceful and creative leader.
In particular, you will be responsible for ensuring that the team's core functions are carried out. These include:
- Providing strategic communications advice and support to the Director and District Court Heads of Bench
- Providing media relations and reputational risk management support to the Director and District Court Judiciary
- Maintaining and developing external and internal communication channels, including the District Court website and related Te Pā (the judicial intranet) information
- Preparing presentations and speeches to support the District Court Heads of Bench
- Providing access to judicial decisions on the District Court website for the Judiciary, Te Whare Ministry staff, legal profession and the general public, whilst ensuring that best practice is followed
- Ensuring all judicial decisions are published according to the law and relevant policies. This involves applying and interpreting relevant legislation, court rules and orders, as well as any relevant policies on a daily basis to ensure publication is done in a safe and compliant manner.
He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience
Candidates will be experienced in and committed to exceptional strategic communications and publishing practice. A proven ability to develop and shape team culture and to engage people in an organisation's purpose and values is essential. Understanding of judicial and legal systems is highly desirable.
To be successful in the role you will need tobring:
- Experience with working with senior managers in large complex organisations, preferably with the public sector
- Ability to work effectively with the judiciary
- Action-orientated and able to keep things moving forward
- Ability to think and contribute strategically but also able to effectively deal to the detail
- Ability to read, understand and apply legislation and other complex information
- Strong written and oral communication skills with an ability to understand the audience and present messages in a clear, concise and articulate manner, and the ability to write for online publications
- Respect for tikanga Māori and its place in New Zealand's legal context
- Knowledge of current media practices and the components of effective communication, as well as an ability to develop an understanding of the judicial and legal systems
- Highly developed ability to proactively nurture and maintain good working relationships with a range of people, as well as the ability to anticipate and respond to the needs of the judiciary
Mō te tīma/About our Team
At Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.
Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.
Tono mai/How to Apply
To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description here, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.
Salary Range: The appointing salary for this role will be between $139,662 and $182,382 based on skills and experience.
Applications close on: Friday, 27 May 2022
The Ministry's top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its employees. We already have existing protocols in place to provide a safe workplace. We're now strengthening those protocols with a COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring that all roles across Te Tāhū o te Ture are carried out by people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All candidates are required to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status as part of the application process.
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