Lower Taxes, Less Waste,
More Accountability

Championing Value For Money From Every Tax Dollar

Local Government Campaigns Manager

Are you passionate about local democracy? We’re looking for a Local Government Campaigns Manager to join our team in the fight to hold councils to account for their wasteful spending and bloated bureaucracy. 

You’ll be responsible for analysing trends in council spending, researching policy issues, and briefing our members and supporters on developments in the local government sector. 

You’ll also lead our work to make the case for reforming local government to protect local control, maintain democratic accountability, increase transparency, and improve incentives. 

You’ll present to elected members and speak persuasively on radio and television, and co-ordinate others to do so. Oversee multiple social media channels and create email and blog posts to inform. 

Our Local Government Campaigns Manager also runs our sister organisation: The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. You will play a major role holding New Zealand’s largest local authority and its elected representatives to account.

We are looking for someone with a few years’ experience in politics, communications, public affairs or community activism. Some experience in either central or local government would be a bonus. 

The Taxpayers’ Union is New Zealand’s largest political advocacy group on the centre-right, using the power of our 175,000+ subscribed members and supporters to fight for Lower Taxes, Less Waste, More Accountability.

We combine hard-hitting original research with people power to expose examples of wasteful government spending, stop new taxes, fight for transparent government, and hold politicians to account at both the national and local level.

The role reports to the National Campaigns Manager. While the role has previously been based in our Auckland office, we are also open to considering applicants who wish to work from Wellington. 

So, if you’d be proud to play a leading role in one of the most subscribed and effective grassroots organisations in New Zealand, let’s talk!

Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience. 

To apply for this role, please provide a CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and how it is relevant to the role to [email protected]

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