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Director of Communications

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Job Listing Date
13 Aug 2019
Wellington, Wellington Central
Work Type
Full Time
Marketing & Communications, Management

The senior doctors’ union is looking for a new Director of Communications.

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) represents the professional and industrial interests of salaried senior doctors and dentists throughout New Zealand.  Most of our members are employed by district health boards as medical or dental specialists.

You will lead a small high-performing communications team in the ASMS national office in Wellington across the full suite of communications activity, including media, strategy, publications, writing, editing, advice, web and social media, stakeholder engagement, accountability documents, events and collateral. This position reports to the Executive Director.

You’ll need excellent judgement, a proven track record, the ability to gather information quickly and offer sensible advice. You will need to be hard-working, well-organised and enjoy working with people. Knowledge of the health sector is desirable but not essential.

You will need empathy with senior doctors and dentists, who make up our membership, and with the union movement.  You will be required to travel regularly throughout New Zealand.

In return, we can offer you a great working environment with plenty of support, a competitive salary and excellent conditions, interesting work that makes a real difference, and the chance to support people who are highly skilled at delivering and leading health care in New Zealand’s public hospitals and communities.

More information is available in the job description for this position, which can be obtained from the ASMS national office: phone 04 499 1271 or email You are also welcome to contact Cushla Managh at or on 021 800 507.

Further information about the ASMS is available from our website

Confidential applications should be made by 5pm Wednesday 28 August, and can be emailed to or posted to Sharlene Lawrence, ASMS, PO Box 10 763, The Terrace, Wellington 6143.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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