Communications Manager - Wellington District
Friday, 9 March 2012
$ 68,433 to $ 92,586 (Band H)
WELLINGTON DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
New Zealand Police is looking for a communications professional with a minimum of 3 years experience to manage all aspects of the communication functions for Wellington Police District.
The successful applicant will be responsible for, and have a proven record in developing and delivering both internal and external communications.
Reporting to the Policing Development Manager this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional who is looking to lead and deliver communications within a large and complex organisation.
In this role you will:
You will be an individual who is self motivated, takes responsibility and thrives on establishing and maintaining strong relationships at all levels of the organisation and within the media industry. You will need to have a pro-active approach with an adaptable nature and confidence in your abilities. Good time management skills and an ability to hit the ground running will be seen as an asset. At times you will be required to work under pressure in complex and sometimes emotional situations that will demand your complete commitment.
If you are ready to step up to the challenging environment that is policing in order for us to build Safer Communities Together then we welcome your application.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made.
To obtain a detailed position description and application pack please visit our website www.police.govt.nz/jobs or email Suzanne Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include a covering letter, CV and completed application form. These resources can be found at https://www.police.govt.nz/jobs/supportstaff/resources.html
Closing date for applications is Friday 23 March 2012
Reports to: Policing Development Manager
Remuneration range: $68,433.00-$92,586.00
Location of vacancy: Wellington DHQ
Proposed published date: 09/03/2012
Proposed closing date: 23/03/2012
Panel chair: Julia Penney
Must have a minimum of three years communications experience.
To provide advice and support to the District Commander/National Manager on communication, media relations
and representation issues.
To ensure the public (including media) profile of the district / service centre is represented in a way that continues
to maintain public trust and confidence in Police.
To provide timely direction and frank advice in respect of communications and representation issues for Police.
Participates as a member of the District/ service centre Management Team.
1. Service Delivery
Assists the District Commander to communicate the vision, purpose and values of Police to staff and other stakeholders.
Ensures presentations, briefings, and reports etc on district policing services are packaged and delivered to professional communications standards.
Acts as a resource to managers in the district and advises on locally appropriate methods of communicating specific programmes.
Identifies and develops ways of maximising communications efficiency.
Ensures services are delivered within Quality Customer Service, Maori Responsiveness, Partnerships and Community Orientated Policing frameworks.
Provides a media liaison service to reporters on Police operations, incidents and issues as appropriate. Prepares media releases, feature articles, columns and backgrounders.
Organises briefings, conferences, interviews, etc on policing strategy and services.
Monitors media activity and advises managers on responses required including preparation of questions and answers and rehearsing spokespeople.
Effectively utilises appropriate communication tools and techniques, e.g. newsletters, media releases, briefings, Bullyboard etc
2. Strategy Development
Develops and manages integrated communications aligned with the strategic direction of policing.
Provides communication advice on key strategic partnerships with external stakeholders (e.g. Territorial local authorities, special interest and community groups, Iwi etc.)
Ensures key concepts of community oriented policing, Maori responsiveness and quality customer service are taken into account in all communications strategy development.
Promotes communication strategies that support the overall vision of Police. Contributes to creating a performance culture that encourages and empowers staff and maximises their
contribution, now and in to the future.
3. Risk Management
Ensures that any areas of potential risk to the Police's image and reputation are identified.
Ensures the District Commander and the management team are given early warning, and devises appropriate ways of managing the risk.
Provide early warning “full disclosure” briefings on key issues to the District Commander and Police National Headquarters Public Affairs staff.
4. Representation and Relationship Management
Provides communication advice to managers to support constructive working relationships with all relevant stakeholder groups (e.g. TLA's/Mayors, media, Maori, PacificIsland, Asian and other cultural groups, special interest and community groups).
Ensures the Police perspective is adequately represented to relevant stakeholder groups, especially news media.
Develops and maintains informal consultative and information sharing networks with peers in partner agencies.
Ensures adequate and timely advice on policing initiatives is made available to stakeholders with an interest in police policy and strategy.
Maintains effective ongoing liaison with Police National Headquarters and Public Affairs staff.
Fosters a climate of understanding and trust with news media representatives.
5. Team Work
Works effectively as a member of the District Management Team.
Contributes in a positive manner to the setting, and communicating of goals and standards for the district
Uses interpersonal skills effectively in group and individual situations.
Uses oral communication effectively with colleagues, staff and external customers
Uses written communication effectively to present and assist other managers in the presentation of written material including reports, presentations and correspondence when requested
6. General Management
Contributes to Police objectives as a member of the district management team.
Supports and explains decisions made by district management team in all relevant forums and discussions.
Ensures the key concepts of Maori responsiveness, community orientated policing, partnerships and quality customer service are adhered to in all projects and initiatives.
Contributes to meeting Police obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
Develops networks inside and outside the organisation to achieve "best results" for the organisation as a whole.
Fosters good safety practices, which includes increasing awareness, identifying risks and developing solutions.