Jun 152019

  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 14-JUN-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/21062
  • Job Title: Communications, Research and Policy Advisor to Hon Maggie Barry, MP
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Communications, Research and Policy Advisor to Hon Maggie Barry, MP

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to provide high-quality communications, research and policy support to Hon Maggie Barry in her Wellington office. This position offers real variety and plays a vital behind-the-scenes part in the parliamentary process.

As the Parliamentary Communications, Research and Policy Advisor to Hon Maggie Barry, MP you will have the ability to communicate complex issues in everyday language via a range of media and communication channels. You will be relied on to provide robust advice and to develop and implement their communications strategy. This role is a varied and multifaceted one where on any given day you will be tasked with anything from organising and running press briefings, to identifying media opportunities across different channels, to developing specialist knowledge in her portfolios and particular areas of interest. You will have demonstrated experience in analysing and interpreting data and a good knowledge of research methodology.

You’ve got a firm grasp of the current political landscape and where your electorate sits within it. You appreciate the sometimes unpredictable nature of this environment and instead of letting it faze you, you thrive on it – putting your proactive, calm, and flexible personality to good use. You’re happy to work autonomously and are well known for your resilient and unflappable nature.

Parliamentary Service is focussed on excellence and innovation and we are interested in you if you have well developed communication skills, resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Our ideal person will have knowledge of the political environment and parliamentary procedure.

This role is for 16 hours per week. Some flexibility in hours will be required. This is an events-based, fixed-term role linked to the term of the Member of Parliament.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 21062GJ.

Applications close midnight Sunday, 23 June 2019.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact

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

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