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The SFO is a small Auckland-based agency with approximately 54 employees, 90% of us have a frontline role. The central city office consists of forensic accountants, investigators, lawyers, corporate services and investigation support specialists.

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Communications Manager

(Secondment or Fixed Term Contract Opportunity)

The SFO is a highly specialised government department responsible for serious or complex fraud investigations and prosecutions, which include bribery and corruption. We all take pride in the work that we do towards keeping New Zealand safe from financial crime. We employ an excellent team of accountants, lawyers and investigators to ensure we do just that. 

We are looking to appoint a talented Communications Manager to join our Business Services team to provide parental leave cover on a 12 month secondment or fixed term contract. You would ensure the SFO’s strategic priorities are supported through building key internal and external stakeholder relationships and be the key point of contact across the Senior Leadership Team in this area. You will own and deliver the Communications Strategy and research and analyse information and material to ensure informed decision making by the Director and the SLT. You will be responsible for consistent media reporting and appropriate representation of the SFO’s work.

This is a varied and challenging role and we do need you to have the following attributes:

  • A great networker who has, or can build, strong relationships and networks quickly as you will be working closely with a range of agencies, media and our SLT. 

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence at all levels and to a range of audiences.

  • Have experience at a senior level in government and providing policy advice within financial services or relevant public sector agencies.

Experience and knowledge of the world of financial crime would also be an advantage.

Applications close:  5.00pm on 10 November 2017

For more information, or to submit your CV and cover letter, please email recruitment@sfo.govt.nz.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of New Zealand Government security clearance for the position applied for. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Investigator

The SFO is a highly specialised government department responsible for serious or complex fraud investigations and prosecutions, which include bribery and corruption. We all take pride in the work that we do towards keeping New Zealand safe from financial crime. We employ an excellent team of accountants, lawyers and investigators to ensure we do just that. 

Investigators form a critical part of multidisciplinary mini-team assigned to each investigation, and are responsible for driving forward investigative tasks under the guidance of a Principal. The role requires an individual to bring their investigative experience and technical knowledge/skill to investigate and prosecute serious or complex financial crime.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is an enthusiastic and confident performer and has worked in another domestic or overseas law enforcement agency or similar body. We do need you to have at least one years’ experience as a qualified Detective or equivalent and would like you to have undertaken investigative work relating to financial crime, including investment fraud, procurement fraud, large mortgage fraud, bribery and corruption. 

If you are interested in this role or you would like further information, please email recruitment@sfo.govt.nz. All enquires will be treated with strict confidentiality.   

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of New Zealand Government security clearance for the position applied for. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered. 

Closing date: 15 November 2017