Lower Taxes, Less Waste,
More Accountability

Championing Value For Money From Every Tax Dollar

Communications and Field Operations Manager

Do you believe in lower taxes?

Do you want to see less waste and more accountability from our politicians?

Do you want to use your exceptional communications skills in a job where you can make a real difference?

We’ve got just the role for you!


The Taxpayers’ Union is New Zealand’s largest political advocacy group, using the power of our 200,000 subscribed members and supporters to fight for a prosperous, low-tax New Zealand with efficient, transparent and democratically accountable government.

We use hard-hitting original research and people power to raise awareness and hold politicians to account.

If you answered ‘YES’ to the questions above, you could be our next Communications and Field Operations Superstar! This Wellington based role is responsible for overseeing the organisations’ work to engage supporters and promote our activities both online and in the field.

This role would suit someone not afraid of the limelight, who presents themselves well, is a wiz in traditional and social media, and has a passion for making things happen. If you love events, meeting new people and you’re creative in getting a message across, you might be the person we’re looking for. If you’re interested in New Zealand’s news and current events, you’re self-motivated and are comfortable with sometimes needing to work fast or change focus, then get in touch, this is the role for you!

The role includes internal and external communications, both written and digital, event management, media liaison and coordination of volunteers when needed. As a part of a small team, flexibility, communication and team work is a must because sometimes we all need to do what we can to deliver what’s required.

Based in downtown Wellington with some domestic travel requirements needed from time to time, we offer a small, friendly passionate team who are here to make a difference and keep the government to account, our taxes low and a work towards a prosperous New Zealand.

To succeed in the role, you will be:

  • Supportive of our mission: you are passionate about championing lower taxes, less waste and more accountability
  • A media champion: you can present well to media and create collateral efficiently for both traditional and social media
  • Exceptional communication: your communication style is effective and engaging over an array of topics
  • Super-efficient, organised and nimble: you can handle the intricacies of media needs and event management, prioritising work for the hottest campaign
  • Technology savvy: you have excellent media IT skills are able to pick up new programmes quickly, and have a good understanding of a range of social media platforms
  • Campaign experience: ideally, you will be university qualified, and have some experience working in politics, campaigns, public affairs or community engagement
  • Politically minded: you live and breathe politics and don’t need to be asked to keep abreast of political developments
  • Resilient with a sense of humour: you don’t take the occasional hot-headed email to heart and your diplomacy helps you in your response

Closing Date for applications: Sunday, 10 March 2024 – interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable candidate be found

Application Details

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter summarising your interest and experience to our COO, Callum Purves, at [email protected]

We are open to overseas applications for this role, but any offer would be conditional on the granting of an eligible visa. We can provide support to the successful candidate in this process. 

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