9 May 2022

Part-Time Communications Coordinator

Waitaha Regional Leadership Group  Christchurch City, Canterbury $25 - $30 per hour

Job Description

  • Applications from disabled people with a lived experience as a disabled person, tangata whaikaha, or personal experience as whãnua family or aiga are encouraged
  • Approximately 12-hours per week
  • Help the disabled community prosper through strong communication and influential stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Use your passion and initiative to deliver effective communication

 Part-time, contractor opportunity. Newly created position to help the disabled community prosper through effective communication.


Enabling Good Lives (EGL) is a partnership between the disability sector and government agencies tasked with transforming how disabled people, and their whanau are supported to live everyday lives. The purpose of the EGL Waitaha Regional Leadership Group (Waitaha RLG) is to build local leadership, contribute to co-design work and Canterbury implementation, promote, and protect EGL principles and values, and actively promote collaboration between Ministries of Health, Social Development and Education. The Waitaha RLG is made up of disabled people, their whanau, Mana Whenua, and Providers.  This is a brand-new opportunity to provide thought leadership, take initiative and work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders.



  • Collaborate with the RLG to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on the target audience.
  • Write, edit, and distribute content using channels such as Mailchimp, website, and a variety of social media channels.
  • Maintenance of media databases.
  • Ensure local disabled people, Whanau and providers receive current and accurate information related to systems transformation.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with all key stakeholders and maintain a media database.
  • Actively seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of EGL, and coordinate events as required.
  • Collate analytics and metrics.
  • Proficiency in design and publishing


 You’ll bring to this role:

  • A deep understanding of, and commitment to, the Enabling Good Lives vision and principles and how to apply these in practice.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to Whãnau Ora outcomes for disabled people, tangata whaikaha, whanau, families, and aiga.
  • Links with communities we serve, including Mãori, Pasifika, Rainbow (LGTBIA+) people, those new to New Zealand, and/or deaf culture.
  • Proficiency in design and publishing software.
  • Experience with planning and delivering multi-channel communications including social media
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and experience presenting complex information clearly and simply to a range of audiences.
  • Using initiative to identify opportunities to tell the story through appropriate channels to reach target audiences.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.
  • Take initiative and work collaboratively
  • Effective communications support through best practice communications and engagement


Waitaha Regional Leadership Group welcomes and supports people of all gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities, and religions. A requirement of this role is to actively support and promote our diversity and inclusion principles. We encourage applications from people with a lived experience as a disabled person, tangata whaikaha, or personal experience as whanau family or aiga.


Due to the nature of this position, you will have:

Assistance for parts of your role (e.g. moving around the community, support to perform tasks, NZSL interpretation) you can receive flexible, individualised assistance to enable your work.

A willingness to undergo a Police check

The Covid-19 Public Health (vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of anyone conducting high-risk work in the Health and Disability Sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact/engagement with those that do. Therefore, you are required by the order to be vaccinated.


A full job description is available to applicants.

To be considered for this role, you must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.  To apply for this position, e-mail a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Job Category: Disability Support. Job Type: Part-Time.

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