Communications Coordinator

(Fixed –Term Position for 12 Months)

Provide communications coordination and administration support.

You will find it easy to multi-task and keep several different jobs on the go at once. Connect easily and quickly with a full range of Kaikōura residents and ‘walk in their shoes’. You’ll ensure we provide the right kinds of information, in the right ways, to the right people.

Write stories and news, design collateral and pull together information from Council, partner agencies and community sources. You then deliver it to our community via a number of channels; community meetings and supporting materials, physical noticeboards, newsletters, website and social media. You’ll write content, look after our social media and website, plan workshops and events, take photos, make videos and undertake a multitude of other tasks.

You are comfortable in a fast-paced and changing role where uncertainty, complexity and curve balls are the norm. You can think on your feet and adapt swiftly and easily to change.

A fantastic opportunity for a proactive self-starter to make the role their own, work across a wide range of disciplines and positively contribute towards Kaikōura’s future.


What you'll need:

  • Experience in similar role or an administration based role where high levels of writing, initiative and creativity were required
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed computer skills particularly Microsoft Office suite and particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good digital skills both with social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and website content management systems
  • Proven ability in performing a range of tasks under competing demands, and producing a quality result, consistently on time
  • Currently able to work in New Zealand and Kaikōura, local knowledge a bonus. 

Hours of work will be up to 30 hours per week, between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

A full job description is available on our website

Applications should be emailed to or posted to PO Box 6, Kaikōura, 7340.

This opportunity will remain open until filled – so please submit your application speedily.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this role?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

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