Stakeholder Relations and Communications Advisor

WEL Networks

  • Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Are you looking for an impact-focused role where you can drive sustainability initiatives and engage with key stakeholders to build and maintain positive relationships? Read on as this might be the role you have been waiting for!

About the role

This is a unique 12-month fixed-term role to cover maternity leave. In this role the successful candidate will be responsible for two key areas - stakeholder relations and communications. The communications function will focus on developing strategies and plans, creating content for websites and social media, press releases and speaking notes. The stakeholder relations function will focus on building and maintaining positive relationships with key stakeholders, especially mana whenua groups, and driving sustainability and social impact activities.

Skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in communications, business or a related field
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement, including iwi, hapū and marae; ideally strong knowledge and understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori
  • Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies and plans and self-confidence in public speaking environments
  • Familiar with sustainability frameworks

About the business

NewPower Energy Services Ltd (NewPower) and sister company Infratec NZ Ltd design, build, and commission world-class renewable energy projects. Our mission is to deliver innovative solutions to provide economic, environmental, and social value to customers, communities, and our shareholders, both now and for the future.

As a company we are passionate about people and the environment, and this passion is not only evident in the project work we do but how we run our business. We are dedicated to improving our sustainability and social impact and ensuring this workplace supports peoples' wellbeing. We prioritise diversity and inclusivity in our recruitment process and offer a supportive environment to work in, along with a range of great employee benefits.

How to apply

Our positive and solutions focused culture is super important to us, which is why when we recruit, skill and talent is always considered alongside culture fit. We believe in what we do, and we love what we do.

View the full position description for more details and if this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, apply now with your CV and a cover letter telling us why!

Preferably the successful candidate will be based in the Wellington office.

Applications will be screened as they arrive, and we may move quickly to interview.

A position description can be viewed on the Careers page of WEL’s website on ( WEL offers a competitive package and a supportive working environment. If you feel this position is a good fit for your skills and experience please submit an online


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