Account Executive / Kaitohutohu - Catchment Management & Environment

Posted on 19-Jan-2022  
Application Close Date: 31-Jan-2022
Job Details
Communications & Marketing
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:
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Job Description

Application Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

Account Executive – Catchment & Environment, Marketing and Communications needed to join our Customer Engagement team

Are you passionate about protecting and restoring the environment, and engaging and informing communities?  Do you enjoy story-telling, connecting the dots and developing innovative marketing and communications solutions in an exciting and fast-paced environment? 

Right now, we need people who can turn their thinking into solutions for the future of an even Greater Wellington.

About the role and what you'll be doing:-

We're looking for a marketing and communications practitioner to partner with Greater Wellington's Catchment and Environment groups. You'll be developing and implementing communications and marketing plans across a range of environmental areas from biodiversity to flood protection to fresh water.  

Check out some of the work we've recently done here:

Reporting to the Key Account Manager Catchment & Environment, key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement communications and marketing plans across a range of areas within the Catchment & Environment portfolios.
  • Work with the Key Account Manager to ensure marketing and communications activity is proactively planned, delivered and monitored in line with the portfolios' business strategies and customer engagement objectives.
  • Proactively identify issues and opportunities
  • Be recognized as a skilled verbal and written communicator with a strong relationship, planning and delivery focus.

A bit about you

You'll have a passion for the environment, be curious, and not afraid to ask questions. It will be advantageous if you have experience in delivering marketing and communications plans related to environmental issues.   

You might even be a Marketing and Communications Coordinator looking to step up to the next level in your career.

You'll have expertise, and a proven track record in developing and delivering customer-focussed, insights-driven marketing and communications plans and solutions. 

You'll have excellent writing and editing skills, and you'll be able to build effective relationships, understand complex environmental issues and develop innovative solutions. 

A full driving licence is required.

About Greater Wellington:

Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

Our Benefits

We're all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments:- 

  • Generous leave allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • “Dress for your day”
  • Subsidised social clubs

Located in our new Cuba Mall offices, there's also lots of opportunity to sample the great coffee and food in the area.

How to apply

Click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, please contact David Dillon, 021 546 901.

Greater Wellington has a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination requirement for new employees as part of our health and safety risk management framework. This requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated from their start date. Proof of vaccination status will be required as part of our pre-employment process.

Applications Close: Monday, 31 January 2022

Due to current border restrictions from the New Zealand Government we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and hold a valid visa. For further information, please visit