Recruiting: Senior Communications Advisor for the Deep South Challenge based at NIWA


This is an exciting opportunity to apply your communications skills to a critical environmental science challenge facing the nation and be part of a highly regarded Communications team.

NIWA is New Zealand’s leading provider of freshwater, marine and atmospheric research and applied science services and host’s the Deep South National Science Challenge. This is a government-led multi-disciplinary and multi-agency research programme which aims to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage, and thrive in a changing climate.

You will be responsible for the ongoing review, refinement and delivery of the Challenge’s media and communications strategy in partnership with stakeholders and Challenge parties. You’ll play a key role in managing the brand and reputation of the Challenge.

You will have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent industry experience. You will have executed successful communications – including events – for large organisations, be an excellent writer and able to communicate with a wide range of audiences using a variety of channels. Experience working within the science/government sector would be an advantage.

We are offering a competitive remuneration package, free on-site carparking and the opportunity to be part of a professional and supportive team.

For the full role description and application details visit the recruitment advertisement at Science New Zealand