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The SFO seeks an engagement, communications, and document specialist to join our Wellington CBD team as Engagement Adviser. Applications close 10am Monday 28 June 2021

The Serious Fraud Office is a highly specialised government department responsible for the investigation and prosecution of serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We take pride in the work we do to keep New Zealand safe from financial crime.

The SFO seeks an accomplished communications specialist to join our Wellington CBD team as Engagement Adviser.  This is a salaried fixed term position with full-time hours through until the end of June 2023, based on our funding cycle.  

The prevention of financial crime, including bribery, and corruption, is essential for a safe and prosperous New Zealand. The Strategy and Prevention Team is focused on working with stakeholders across the public and private sector to deliver strategies to raise awareness and capability in fraud prevention. The team is focused on leading the development of a National Financial Crime and Corruption Strategy, the production of good practice guides and tools for public sector agencies, and engagement with Local Government to raise awareness of the Anti-Corruption Work Programme.

In the role of Engagement Adviser, you will report to our Manager Strategy and Prevention and work within a team of seven who work out of our Wellington and Auckland offices. Your remit is focused on communication and engagement specifically relating to the work of the SFO in the financial crime prevention space. You will support relationships with our sector stakeholders and partners and determine the nature and scope of our engagement with them. Working collaboratively with our fraud risk prevention specialists, you will develop and manage the prevention narrative, write, and develop content for release on multiple platforms, including our website portal for our Community of Practice Members. You will be our document production specialist, incorporating elements of instructional design, graphic design, and accessibility into our guides. You will prepare presentations and plan, schedule and manage our speaking engagements, and often you’ll be our key presenter. You’ll take responsibility for our participation in key sector events, such as Fraud Awareness Week and the Fraud Film Festival.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated success in communications roles where you have had sole responsibility for delivering strategic and operational level products and tasks. Experience working within or with the New Zealand public sector is beneficial.  You are an accomplished wordsmith and apply your written craft appropriately across platforms and audiences. An effective and engaging speaker, you enjoy constructing and delivering compelling messaging. Highly collaborative, you have an ability to quickly understand facts, complexities, and intent, to inform your work product. 

At the SFO we value a ‘growth mindset’ and explore this attribute during our recruitment process and in our development discussions.  We believe possessing a growth mindset is a key contributor to success in the SFO environment.  We are a close knit, motivated team with a strong workplace culture. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is important to our work. We value the unique abilities and perspectives of our employees which allows us to continue to create a supportive environment that meets the needs of our people, our business, and the communities where we work.

If you wish to apply for this role, please send a PDF version of your CV and cover letter (attachments titled ‘First Name Last Name – CV or Cover Letter’) to recruitment@sfo.govt.nz  quoting reference HRC0004625 and ‘Engagement Adviser’ in the subject line.  If you would like further information, you are welcome to call Emma Reid – Recruiter with the SFO on 021 199 0985.

To be considered for this role you must currently hold the legal entitlement to work in New Zealand and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for this position.  Applicants who do not meet these requirements cannot be considered.

Applications close 10am Monday 28 June 2021

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