Head of Corporate Affairs


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Marketing, media & communications

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Full time, Fixed term

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Are you looking to join a dynamic, purpose driven organisation with health and care at its core? Bupa is a world leading health and care group with over 22,000 people in Australia and New Zealand (A&NZ), and our purpose is to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives. 

Across New Zealand, we’re making a difference in health and care through our 48 care homes and 34 retirement villages and rehabilitation services. 

At Bupa, our people are transforming and making a difference in the world of health and care.

About the opportunity 

This is a 12 month contract to cover maternity leave. You will be responsible for creating and delivering internal and external communications strategies to help position Bupa New Zealand as a leader in aged care and retirement living and related services. This includes accountability for Public Affairs, Media Relations and Corporate Communications (including issues management), Internal Communications and Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability.

A member of Bupa NZ’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the role leads the Bupa NZ Corporate Affairs team. Key responsibilities will require the successful candidate to:

  • Display outstanding values, culture and team leadership (including employee engagement and development), making Bupa a place where people love to work. 
  • Lead the government and public affairs approach for BVAC NZ. Provide executive-level strategic internal and  external communications advice to Bupa NZ senior management, project teams, the A&NZ Market Unit and Bupa globally where required. 
  • Lead internal communications approach for BVAC NZ.
  • Protect and promote the positive reputation of Bupa in the NZ marketplace through an external affairs approach (including issues management).

Your background 

  • Strong leadership and breadth in corporate affairs/communications/public affairs.
  • Experience in a large domestic or global company with exposure to team leadership and matrix organisational      structures.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence at senior leadership level and role model      the Bupa values.
  • Sound executive-level strategic thinking and judgement and strong attention to detail.
  • Composure and agility when dealing with issues management inspiring confidence internally and externally.
  • Cultural change agent embracing  experimentation, showing not telling, with a bias towards action.
  • Strong negotiation skills and diplomacy and the ability gain the active co-operation of others in the business.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisation and relationship building skills.
  • Background in, and knowledge of the health/aged care industry preferable.

Join us 

Bupa believes in hiring the best talent in the market. We are known for our vibrant, high performing and incredibly rewarding workplace, and we take pride in creating exceptional and meaningful work experiences, encouraging innovation and being involved with our communities.

Bupa has everything – growth, passion, results and a caring and supportive culture that surrounds a burning ambition and purpose that is the best in the world.

Find purpose in your career!

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