Communication and Engagement Advisor

We’re on the hunt for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join our fast-paced and exciting communication and engagement team at Hamilton City Council.

Our great river city is buzzing. We are growing fast and with the biggest ever capital spend planned for the city, we are embracing new initiatives that make a daily difference to our community. 

We want to create a strong, dynamic connection between the community and our council. It’s about making sure our community are not only aware of what’s going on in their city but giving them the opportunity to be part of it. 

As an organisation of more than 1100 staff, our staff are our biggest asset and are also our biggest brand ambassadors.

And here’s where you come in. As part of our innovative and diverse programme of works, we are rolling out a new rubbish and recycling service to the city which is due to kick-off in July 2020. We are after an experienced communications professional who can take the lead on engagement and deliver on effective behaviour change and community education actions from the Council’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP). You will be responsible for developing a range of educational resources as well as working closely with key stakeholders to communicate activities and initiatives which encourage Hamiltonians to minimise waste. 

You will be familiar with creating compelling content, along with utilising up to date engagement strategies and communications plans. You must be a team player, have a positive and proactive attitude - and it would be a bonus if you have an interest in sustainability and the environment. 

The recruiting range for this role starts at $80,000 per annum and could be negotiated for the right candidate. 

Hamilton City Council is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.

This is your chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a more vibrant, attractive and prosperous city. 

We are shortlisting and interviewing for this role as applications are received. If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical and drug assessments, and Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

For further information refer to the position description available on our careers website at 

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.


Fixed Term - Full Time

Job no: DKAO957297

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Closing Date: Open until filled