Community Engagement Advisor Māori

Electoral Commission

  • Fixed Term Contract
  • Wellington

About the role

We are looking for a Community Engagement Adviser to help disseminate the Commission’s key messages around the value of participating in the 2020 General Election – especially within our Māori communities.  We are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible. This role is a fixed term contract until mid-October.  You will be provided with excellent training and the full support of a committed team to ensure your success in this role.

In this role you will:

  • support the delivery of the community engagement programme targeting our Māori communities
  • work with influential community champions, community groups and priority stakeholders to increase participation in the 2020 General Election
  • support the Commission’s strategy by looking for opportunities to promote messages through regional channels that are most likely to reach your target community
  • share resources and connect appropriate regional staff to support the use of such resources through your communities

To be successful in this role you will have:  

  • strong links within the Māori community
  • strong relationship management skills
  • understanding of kaupapa and tikanga Māori
  • the ability to effectively and confidently communicate with a range of individuals as well as large groups, through conversation, presentations, activities and other interactive means
  • the ability to work independently yet under set direction
  • the ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships
  • the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple priorities

You will also need a valid New Zealand drivers’ license and unrestricted use of a private roadworthy vehicle that is both lockable and insured, that you are willing to use for work.

If you meet these requirements and have a passion to get your communities on board for the 2020 General Election, then apply today.

About the Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and take part in parliamentary elections.

We are an independent Crown Entity who works with and through communities to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation, make it easy for all to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand’s democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referenda.

Why join the Electoral Commission?

The Commission is building an inclusive strength focussed culture where diversity is encouraged and valued.  We understand how important family is; therefore, we support a family-friendly atmosphere.  You will join a team who are here for the right reasons, and we are passionate about what we do.

What’s next?

For more information or to apply for this role, please email

Applications close at Wednesday 8th July at 5pm.

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