New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom

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Public Diplomacy Manager (Fixed Term)
New Zealand High Commission, London

The New Zealand High Commission in London is seeking to recruit a Public Diplomacy Manager for a fixed term of one year.  This position manages the High Commission’s strategic public diplomacy policy. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who has a sound knowledge of communications strategies, media and issues management. Stakeholder relations and event management experience are also essential.

The position requires someone to manage and coordinate media responses, support high profile visits, and undertake public diplomacy events.

The successful applicant must be politically aware, possess sound analysis, judgement and problem solving capabilities, excellent relationship skills, be highly flexible and adaptable, and able to work as part of a high achieving team.

The successful candidate will be a person with an appropriate communications qualification and relevant experience, including web-site management, must hold or attain the right to work in the United Kingdom, and must be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand security clearance. 

This is a locally employed position, with terms and conditions being set in accordance with UK employment regulations.  The High Commission does not provide assistance with accommodation or airfares.  Starting salary is in the range of £33,000 to £37,000 per annum depending on previous experience and skills.

Application Procedure

Please find a position description and application form at the bottom of this page.

Applications will only be accepted by email.  Please send a CV, completed application form and a covering letter to

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 3rd August 2015.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade carries a list of all job vacancies in Wellington and at its overseas posts.

File Public Diplomacy Manager (Fixed Term) - Application Form.doc
File Public Diplomacy Manager (Fixed Term) - Position Description.doc

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