New Vacancy: Communication Advisor - Project Support MME


Join an organisation transforming how we achieve sustained behaviour change with financial capability for New Zealander’s.

Position purpose

The Communications Advisor, while working as part of the CFFC Sorted in Schools Programme Team, plays an integral role (together with the Kaitakawaenga) in the Māori Medium workstream to ensure communication and engagement with kura Māori, tauira, their families/whānau, special and regular educators, kura management, wider community groups and our stakeholders on the Sorted in Schools programme development and implementation.

The Communications Advisor will significantly expand our kura Māori engagement through robust communication management and implementation, including working with other specialists in the CFFC team on content creation, campaigns and promotions. The Communications Advisor creates and drives a ‘kete of content’ to support this messaging and is a trusted advisor and support for the Kaitakawaenga and National Manager - Sorted in Schools.

This role is critical in raising the awareness about Sorted in Schools within kura Māori, whānau and the wider community. The role holder will focus on developing strong partnerships and regional networks, to leverage their communications strategies, to effectively support the delivery and growth of the CFFC Sorted in Schools programme for Kura Māori.

Key aspects/deliverables of the role include:

Key tasks

  • Communication Strategy implementation
  • Content development and management
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Project Support for the Sorted in Schools MME workstream.

Skills and experience

  • Advanced level of oral and written proficiency in Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga essential
  • Experience and ability to engage with tumuaki, kaiako and whānau from Kura Māori, iwi organisations and other stakeholders
  • Tertiary level qualification (or equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline
  • Team player who is also capable of working autonomously
  • Writing skills in drafting documents and compiling stories targeted largely to a Māori audience
  • Capability with digital technologies preferred
  • Experience in the education sector (particularly Māori medium), preferred but not

What we offer

  • A flexible work life balance approach
  • A passionate and innovative team environment - we're not your typical government agency
  • A people-centric culture focused on wellness, teamwork, diversity and flexibility
  • Stunning Britomart offices, sea views, and only 2 minutes from the train station
  • The ability to be part of an organisation making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders.

For more information about CFFC and what we do, see our Statement of Intent 2017/20 

For more information about the Sorted in Schools programme please visit the Sorted in Schools website.

About the Commission for Financial Capability

We're on a mission to help New Zealanders of all ages make informed decisions throughout their lives that will help them get ahead financially. 

The Commission for Financial Capability doesn't have an exciting name, yet our approach is anything but dull. You might know us for our award-winning website, but there's much more to us than that. 

As a thought leader in our field, CFFC is shifting the way people think about and manage their money. We lead the way in achieving sustained behaviour change in New Zealanders’ financial capability.

Together with a range of partners, we are building wealth and wellbeing for the retirees of today and tomorrow.