It’s a time of change at the Ministry of Transport.

Following in-depth consultation both internally  and with key transport partners we have landed a fresh new design and vision to help shape New Zealand’s future.  Transport impacts everyone and MoT is the policy engine room, advising how transport can better the lives of New Zealanders, whether that is enabling driverless cars, contributing to urban and regional development, or contributing to tourism earnings. We are looking to combine our key strengths with new talent to adapt to our environment that is complex and changing at pace!

To really get transport working the way New Zealanders need it to, we know that extensive collaboration will be the key – collaboration with our staff internally, and collaboration with our external transport partners. A small Ministry like ours gives you plenty of opportunity to gain experience and help shape the future.

There’s really no better time to join the Ministry, as we enter a whole new era of transport possibilities. From Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, to driverless cars and electric vehicles, the Ministry is at the forefront, enabling New Zealanders to enjoy new developments, and the environmental, economic and social benefits they bring.

It’s an exciting time for us, and you could be part of it. At the Ministry of Transport, you’ll make a real contribution to shaping how New Zealanders connect with each other and the world.

Principal Adviser - Engagement and Communications


Permanent – Full time

It’s a time of change at the Ministry of Transport (MoT). Following in-depth consultation both internally  and with key transport partners we have landed a fresh new design and vision to help shape New Zealand’s future. 

Transport impacts everyone and MoT is the policy engine room, advising how transport can better the lives of New Zealanders, whether that is enabling driverless cars, contributing to urban and regional development, or tourism earnings. We are looking to combine our key strengths with new talent to adapt to our environment that is complex and changing at pace!

This is an exciting new role at MoT. Reporting to the Manager of Engagement and Communications, you will partner with managers and senior leaders to provide strategic and operational management of the delivery of the Ministry’s corporate engagement and communication strategies, including all internal and external communications, media management and communication channels.

Working collaboratively will be second nature as you will be building relationships with the transport sector, the Media, the communications industry and suppliers, as well as mentoring the Engagement and Communications team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to have an organisation-wide impact by helping to lead engagement and communications across the Ministry and the transport sector. It offers variety and challenge, not to mention the chance to achieve real results in your career. So if you're looking for a way to put your talents to best use, apply today.

To express your interest, please apply through our careers centre https://mot.careercentre.net.nz/Job/ including a cover letter and your full CV.

Location: Wellington

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 August 2017

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Job no: FUAQ70264