New Vacancy: Director Stakeholder Relations

Location: Auckland / Contract Type: Full-time


Position purpose

The Director, Stakeholder Relations provides expert advice and support to the Retirement Commissioner and the broader organisation for the delivery of strategic, high-quality internal and external stakeholder communications and engagement. This includes managing the Commission’s reputation and profile by establishing and implementing a comprehensive stakeholder strategy that is accurate, engaging and aligned to the Commission’s mission, vision and objectives. It requires strong relationships with key stakeholders - media, sector, and staff - and involves both proactive and reactive communications work.

Key aspects of the role include

  • Grow the current communications strategy into a new stakeholder strategy to support the Commission and to help deliver the three operational work streams: Retirement Policies, Retirement Villages and Financial Capability
  • Map and drive a cross-functional stakeholder engagement programme, working with the Retirement Commissioner and Leadership Team to align work and identify priorities for action – who, why, what, and when
  • Work closely with the Retirement Commissioner to protect and enhance the reputation of the Commission
  • Develop and implement the publicity strategy, and consumer facing content, for the Sorted suite of products
  • Support the Retirement Commissioner in the delivery of well-received internal communication to ensure all team members are well informed and understand how they contribute to the Commission’s success
  • Manage writing and production of external documents including annual reports.

About Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission

Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission (“the Commission”) is the Office of the Retirement Commissioner. The Commission aims to help New Zealanders to retire with confidence. Retiring with confidence means New Zealanders feel secure that they’ll have resources to live and the know-how to make ends meet.

We focus on three areas; Retirement Policies, Retirement Villages and Financial Capability. As part of our role we advise Government on the policies that will enhance retirement outcomes for New Zealanders. We also help support individuals to better prepare for retirement, and we contribute to better understanding of what retirement means in the 21st century. Times are changing.

Tā Mātou Putake /Our Purpose

To empower the people of Aotearoa on their journey to a better retirement

Tā Mātou Whakakitenga/Our Vision

Everyone retires with confidence

Tā Mātou Kaupapa Mātāmua/Our Mission

Provide trusted information, informed advocacy and effective collaboration to improve retirement outcomes for all