Lower Taxes, Less Waste,
More Accountability

Championing Value For Money From Every Tax Dollar

Head of Campaigns

Do you believe in lower taxes?

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

Do you want to use your exceptional campaign management skills where you can make a real difference?

If you want to take the next step and build a profile fighting for common-sense fiscal discipline and more accountable government, this is the role for you!

You could be a Spad or think tank/campaign professional interested in working in another jurisdiction with a new centre-right government. Or a comms professional who wants to get into a spokesperson role yourself. Or a journalist wanting to get off the fence.

The Taxpayers’ Union is New Zealand’s largest political advocacy group, using the power of our 200,000 subscribed 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.

In this role, you’ll be the face of an organisation motivated by improving public policy. You’ll execute campaigns and provide a voice for taxpayers in the media and in the corridors of power. Hone your effectiveness as a communicator and team leader.

Day-to-day you’ll respond to unexpected events while simultaneously progressing longer-term campaigns. You’ll motivate and upskill researchers and interns, shepherding ideas into compelling research and headlines.

You’ll present to Members of Parliament and speak persuasively on radio and television. Oversee social media channels, create email and blogposts, and organise tours and events to garner support for our campaigns.

Above all, you’ll be fighting for a cause of virtue: protecting hard-working taxpayers and championing the small-government values that have seen New Zealand ranked as one of the world’s most free economies.

The role is based in downtown Wellington, managing a small, friendly, passionate team of 7 staff. We have a second office in Auckland, and you’ll travel as required as our supporters are across the whole country. We take pride in punching above our weight, and being hungry, nimble, and responsive to the 21,000+ donors who make our work possible.

So, if you’d be proud to lead one of the most effective grassroots organisations in New Zealand, let’s talk!

Closing Date: Sunday, 14th July 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Early applications and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis starting from the week commencing Monday, 8th July 2024. We reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable candidate be found

Overseas Applications

We are open to considering applications from those based overseas. Any offer will be dependent on the candidate having the right to work in New Zealand or the granting of a suitable visa. We are able to support a successful candidate with the visa application process if required.

Application Details

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter summarising your interest and experience to our Office & Finance Manager, Sara Leckie, at [email protected]


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