Job type: Part time

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As Parliamentary Community Engagement & Communications Advisor to Lemauga Lydia Sosene, you’ll bring your community contacts and communication skills to a role that’s diverse and rewarding. You’re not likely to sit behind a desk all day as you will representing your MP in the community. One day you could be building relationships with business owners or visiting the local schools the next, you might be providing advice or organising an event in the South Auckland community.

Some responsibilities will include:

  • developing high quality and engagement and communications plans
  • identifying and utilising media opportunities
  • be the subject-matter expert in your MPs areas of interest
  • building and maintaining strong relationships
  • liaising with key stakeholders in your community and across Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Your friends and aiga/whanau describe you as community-minded, proactive and willing to roll up your sleeves up and get things done. Needless to say, you have a high level of empathy and cultural sensitivity and no matter who you’re engaging with, you leave people feeling supported and valued. You will be able to work autonomously within the community and be a team player working alongside the MPs staff. Being able to collaborate is very important. You will be well known for your proactive, driven, and resilient nature.

Samoan language and an awareness and passion for Pasifika is preferred. Your personal skills that include an understanding and knowledge of Pasifika culture will be strongly preferred. This will also include if you have worked in the public service.

The role is based in South Auckland.

As an employee of Parliamentary Service, you will be impartial in your role. Awareness of the political landscape may be beneficial in supporting your MP.

As an organisation, it’s extremely important to us that our people feel supported and are given the opportunity to continue to grow and develop their knowledge and their careers. You will receive a Parliamentary Service induction which will set you up to succeed within this environment, as well as ongoing learning and development opportunities.

This role is for 35 hours per week. Some flexibility in hours may be required. This is an events based, fixed term role linked to the MP.

The appointing salary band for this role is $67,698.00 to $84,623.00 per annum. Appointments will be based on skills and experience. If you’re community-minded and ready to give back, then apply now.

Applications close 5pm Monday 25 July 2022

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact

The Parliamentary Service appoints on merit and is committed to the EEO and good employer principles.

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