Communications Advisor

Sport has become a central part of New Zealand’s national identity and a recognisable part of the social and cultural fabric we all identify with. Drug Free Sport New Zealand is New Zealand’s National Anti-Doping Organisation with a clear vision of ‘Clean athletes. Clean sport’

To achieve that, we must work in partnership with athletes, coaches, parents, National Sporting Organisations, schools, media and the general public. Only working together will we maintain the strong reputation of NZ Sport.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented and creative Communications Advisor to deliver our internal and external communications to key audiences across multiple channels, including leading our charge into social media to engage with our ultimate customers, the athletes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the GM Strategic Engagement in developing DFSNZ’s Communications Strategy
  • Provide oversight and advice on all DFSNZ communications, both internal and external, in line with our overall strategic aims
  • Design and implement our social media strategy to align with DFSNZ goals
  • Develop content management plans and generate, edit, publish and share content across different mediums
  • Co-ordinate the design and production of collateral, promotional material and official publications such as the annual report
  • Provide support to the Chief Executive and senior team in responding to media queries or drafting and distributing press releases / Q&A documents to the media on an as needed basis
  • Contribute constructively to discussions related to wider organisational matters, reflecting your experience and particularly considerations relevant to the communications role

The successful candidate will have a passion for marketing and sport, with a minimum 3 years’ experience working in marketing, media or communications roles. Drug Free Sport has a small team who are passionate about sport and proud of New Zealand, so the candidate will not be afraid to roll their sleeves up and be flexible to work together with the team to deliver a clear and positive message that we are proud to protect the integrity of NZ sport both here and globally.

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Chaperones Required

We are looking for part-time contractors to work as Chaperones in the Wellington Region and the Waikato Region

DFSNZ Chaperone Role

The Chaperone is a key person within the Sample Collection Team. They are at the forefront of the testing programme and play an important role in ensuring the integrity of the doping control process.

Chaperones are trained and accredited by DFSNZ to carry out the following tasks:

  • notifying the athlete selected for sample collection;
  • identifying the athlete;
  • reading the athletes their rights and responsibilities;
  • providing the athletes with a selection of sealed beverages to remain hydrated;
  • accompanying and observing the athlete until arrival at the doping control station
  • witnessing the provision of the urine sample

You will be working under the guidance of other DFSNZ contract staff, in particular the Doping Control Officer (DCO). The DCO will contact you regarding working opportunities. The work is very part time and often occurs after hours or on weekends. Work is paid by the hour.

Mandatory Chaperone Attributes

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Drivers License and own transport

Desirable Chaperone Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate respectful and professional behaviour
  • Ability to follow procedures, directions and instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work in stressful situations
  • Ability to quickly and effectively solve problems
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to Athlete emotions
  • Ability to deal with high profile Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel
  • Aware of, and comfortable with, the responsibilities of a Chaperone
  • Interest in / passion for sport.
  • Available to work flexible hours.

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