Development West Coast (DWC) is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and talented administrator to join its team.


Job description

Being a key role within DWC, we are looking for a team player who demonstrates initiative, has a positive attitude, is unflappable, and has a great sense of humour.

This is a busy and varied role providing administration and operational support across DWC’s various business areas, suited to a person who is naturally organised, process-orientated and great at multitasking.

From drafting reports and correspondence, maintaining health and safety systems, to being first point of contact for our customers – no two days will be the same.

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Core activities include:

 

  • Providing secretarial and administrative support

  • Co-ordinating health and safety systems and processes

  • Co-ordinating DWC's business events

 

Applicants must:

 

  • possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • be skilled in Microsoft products, particularly Office 365

  • competent in drafting reports and correspondence

  • be customer-focused

  • have experience in agenda preparation and minute-taking

  • have event/project coordination experience

  • experience with requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act

  • have 5+ years’ experience in an intermediate-senior administrative role.

 


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Tourism New Zealand's Australian Marketing Team, have prepared a 'Playbook' for Regional Tourism Organisations and operator partners to digest, inform and better enable Destination New Zealand to show up in Australia with impact.

The Playbook aims to ensure we fly together in Australia with efficiency, effectiveness and best use of funds. With an audience of experts across RTOs, Operators and industry who want to grow their visitor mix from Australia, the Playbook is an invitation to work together and see how far we can go. It’s the kiwi way, be ingenious together.

“He waka eke noa – we’re all in this together”

 

Checklist and action plan

 

Earned Playbook Checklist

 

  • Provide Tourism New Zealand with new content for 'themes in 2021’ & story pillars: Specifically any focus on road trips, premium, unique & quirky, secret places & spaces, living the Tiaki Promise.

  • Share your communications strategy & planned PR activity in Australia.

Collaborate vs compete to obtain a dominant SOV in a small market.
Opportunity to work with Eleven PR as in market PR agency. Please contact Lauren Blank if interested

  • Update Tourism New Zealand on any NEW accommodation or experiences in your region.

  • Make sure we have the most recent regional & operator content – update images & video for the newsroom.

 

Paid Playbook Checklist

 

  • Review TNZ market insights and resources to help identify and showcase market relevant experiences from your region to Australian consumers through their owned channels and any promotional activity.

  • Share your marketing timeline with us and likewise, to arrange visibility of ours please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Access TNZ’s media agency to get more cost-effective media due to economies of scale and remarket to audiences whilst ensuring our marketing plans are complementary. Reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to assist with any paid media or paid content partnerships.

  • Help create a unified message in Australia. Tourism New Zealand are producing a campaign partner toolkit which can be used to inform your messaging in Australia. This toolkit will be available to industry on 6th May.

  • Reach out to wholesale/retail partners/OTAs to understand how you can be part of joint venture campaigns

  • Load deals onto newzealand.com to feature on demand marketing landing page. Reach out to Stephen Griffith, and also look out for an industry newsletters on how to load deals for the Australian campaign.

 

Trade Playbook Checklist

 

  • Always-On Comms

  • Fresh new content and assets for Tourism New Zealand Owned comms (Newsletter & closed Facebook group). Please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • B2B Campaign

  • Align activity calendar with Tourism New Zealand’s B2B strategy for maximum impact and efficiency –

  • One New Zealand voice in market. Reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Travel Trade Tools

  • Updated content for Tourism New Zealand’s Travel Trade website. Please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Travel Trade Training

  • Events

9 Month Contract


Development West Coast is seeking an experienced Marketer to work with Glacier Country on their brand definition and support them in diversifying their market base, both domestically and internationally market.


Job Description

 

Outputs will include:

  • Development of new strategic partnerships

  • Itineraries, programmes and tourism products

  • Distribution through trade and consumer channels

  • Content creation and campaign development for both consumer and trade

  • Support with digital activity and databases

  • Aggregation of insights data and tracking.

 What you'll do:

  • Increase the local brand awareness

  • Be the customer champion for the area, ensuring both the customer and brand voice is represented at each stage of marketing

  • Track and optimise any new marketing activity, and ensure insights are captured and applied.


What you'll bring:

  • Experience in delivering complex marketing projects and campaigns

  • Ability to manage the development and launch of a new digital project

  • Strong relationship management across multiple stakeholders and cross-functional specialists

  • Substantial marketing experience

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritise workload

  • Experience in customer acquisition strategies

  • Marketing automation experience

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide a strong customer-centric approach across a broad range of internal and external relationships.

 

This exciting opportunity will be based in Glacier Country, working alongside the local promotions group, operators and businesses within the area.


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To apply, please submit your application via Seek.co.nz or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Should you have any enquiries about the role, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 03 769 7000.

Applications close on Sunday, 2nd of May.

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Celebration night

Business pitches, product sampling and collaboration marked the recent celebration night in Hokitika for the participants of Development West Coast’s Co.Starters programme.

Co.Starters is a nine-week business start-up and development programme that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn business ideas into action.

The recent graduating class included a range of established and soon-to-open businesses. The group was supported by facilitators Hannah Fitzgibbon and Dave Ritchie, along with weekly guest speakers from the local business community.

The celebration night was hosted and catered by two of the programme’s graduates - Aaron Shaw at the soon-to-open Sunset Point Brewery and Col Pieper from Te Rere Organics and Kitchen.

DWC Programme Coordinator Rachel Doolan was impressed with the level of community support for the programme.

“It’s fantastic to see members of the Hokitika business community giving their time to come share knowledge and inspiration with these budding entrepreneurs.”
Ms. Fitzibbon said the Co.Starters Programme is a great introductory business course for new businesses and existing businesses who want to pivot, review or refine their offering.

“The participants learn technical business skills and information, but more importantly, they develop with a community of like-minded, values-driven people. It was a delight to facilitate Hokitika's recent cohort and to see the benefits of these courageous business people flowing into our region.”

At the end of the celebration night the audience were asked to vote for the ‘best pitch’ and the graduates voted on the ‘most improved participant’.

Stephen Shrives took home the prize for best pitch of the night on his business Earth Star Concepts and Designs Ltd, while Liala Gianstefani, Panacea Natural Health, won the prize for most improved participant.

Ms. Gianstefani said: “Co.starters has refocused my business and given me confidence to step up! The insights from the facilitators, guest speakers and cohort has helped me articulate what makes my business tick, and why I’m passionate about what I do!”

To register your interest in the CO.STARTERS programme, please contact DWC on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Development West Coast (DWC) is undertaking a survey to gain a better understanding of how it can improve its services for West Coast businesses.

“Over the past year DWC has engaged with around 500 local businesses, and we want to hear their candid and con¬structive feedback,” chief executive Heath Milne said.

DWC has directly invested around $160 million in the region since being established in 2001 with an initial fund of $92 million from the Government.

“This has been achieved without running the fund down - so we can continue investing in the region and helping local businesses.

“Despite criticism over the years, DWC has achieved a lot for the region but we also recognise that we could be doing more to unleash the full business potential of the West Coast.

“Coasters are genuinely interested in DWC and are very willing to share their views, which I am grateful for.

“A year has passed since we undertook our initial survey and we are committed to doing this regularly.”

“The survey will focus on DWC’s performance over the past year and how the organisation can improve. It will take only a few minutes of your time, but will help us to better help the region,” Mr Milne said.

Take the survey now

 

Heath Milne