NZEI – Head of Communications and Media, Wellington

Closing date: Monday 8 April 2019

Thinking about a new challenge for 2019?  If you’re keen to work in a campaigning environment on the critical issue of educating New Zealand kids, we are looking for a strategic leader to head our communications team.

As the union for primary and early childhood educators, NZEI Te Riu Roa is one of the country’s largest membership organisations.  We’re looking for someone who understands the power of using communications to engage with 47,000 educators and the public to make positive changes for education.

You will be an experienced communications professional with strong political acumen and a history of creating and implementing successful communications strategies, preferably in a membership environment.   You will understand the opportunities for leveraging social media to engage members in action, the power of good design, and the need for integrated and consistent communications. Developing our project to build online communities grow innovative ways of joining the union will be part of your brief.

We will be looking for evidence of your ability and experience in managing a creative team, building a positive team culture, managing work flows, building strong relationships with stakeholders, and giving robust advice and training to senior leaders.  You will be happy instigating, analysing and implementing new initiatives, while also doing hands-on work when necessary.

This is a full-time role with responsibility for the overall direction of the communications functions of NZEI Te Riu Roa, including media, social media, web, our bi-annual journal, Ako as well as communications strategies and budgets.  If you’ve got a commitment to the union movement and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, an interest in public education and a desire to make positive change for children and those working with them, please apply!

A full job description is available on our web site: or contact Sue Braggins.

Applications in confidence should be emailed to [email protected] with “Comms” in the subject line.

Contact person: Sue Braggins