Communications Administrator | The Salvation Army

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Communications Administrator

Communications Department, Territorial Headquarters, Wellington
  • Opportunity to work with a highly skilled team
  • Excellent opportunity to assist and support the team on a range of publications
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team

Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

About the Department/Operation/Programme

The Communications Department supports the mission and the message of The Salvation Army. The focus of the department is the production of a range of communications and media for The Salvation Army, which includes territorial publications such as the fortnightly magazine War Cry,  book publication and a range of other collateral and design elements. The department is also responsible for ensuring media across all platforms are produced to a high standard and represent the mission and strategic direction of the organisation. The department has three designers, two writers, a media manager, a digital engagement manager, a web manager and the department manager/editor.

About the role/job description

The Communications Administrator will provide administrative support to the Communications and Editorial Manager (including War Cry) and wider communications team. You will work closely with the designers and writers in the Communications Department, along with the social media and website managers and media manager.

Key tasks

  • Day-to-day administrative tasks ensuring administration functions are delivered effectively and accurately
  • Assist with marketing, promotion and distribution of books, magazines and newsletters.
  • Collate receipts and reconcile department credit card
  • Track key dates for the design team
  • Book and manage travel and accommodation requirements for Communications team.
  • Assist the Communications Manager in the coordination of projects including our fortnightly publication War Cry

The department serves the communication needs of the wider territory and produces a range of publications, including the fortnightly magazine War Cry.

Person Specification

  • Time and desk management skills to prioritise multiple tasks and keep track of work in progress and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain open communication to ensure support is accurately delivered
  • A team player with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Understanding of Christian worldview and biblical concepts.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Vivienne Hill, 021 275 5077 or by email


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to:

Application form can be downloaded from:

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).

Closing date

Applications close by 12 noon on Thursday, 29 September 2022.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.