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COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY ADVISOR | PART TIME

Be part of an organisation that is at the heart of thriving Canterbury business.

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) is the South Island’s largest membership-based business support agency – our aim is to help businesses to do business better by providing advice, advocacy, training, opportunities to network and access to latest thinking via a great range of events. The Chamber as an organisation, is totally committed to adding value to members and to our region.

As Communications and Advocacy Advisor you’ll be responsible for communicating The Chamber’s key messages to a range of stakeholders including the news media, our members and external audiences. The position includes the following key responsibilities:

- Media Relations/Communications
- Content development including: press releases, media comments, articles/editorials, speeches and presentations
- Assisting with Member communications (eDMs)
- Advocacy and policy development
- Stakeholder engagement
- Special projects as required

The role is part-time (20-25 hours per week) and will work closely with the Chief Executive, General Manager and Marketing Manager located on-site at 57 Kilmore Street.

To be a good fit for The Chamber and this role, you will have a passion for building relationships, experience in communications roles that have included a strong focus on advocacy and policy issues, preferably with a business/economic element, excellent written and oral communication skills, and stakeholder management experience in a business and local government/central government environment.

If you’re up to the challenge, and enjoy working in a fast-paced empowering environment, please request a copy of the full position description from Rachel McCann email: rachelm@cecc.org.nz  before applying with your CV and a covering letter/email before 5.00pm Wednesday 29 August 2018.