Careers at Te Hono


Te Hono is a partnership between the leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand’s food and fibre sector companies, iwi and government agencies.


We have a vision for Aotearoa New Zealand to be a global food and fibre exemplar - economically, environmentally and socially; a vision of our primary sector that will contribute to ensuring our country is a place where our children and their children want to live, work and thrive.

Current Vacancies

Communications Advisor

Te Hono – Connecting and Accelerating New Zealand’s Food & Fibre Sector

Te Hono’s vision is to transform the New Zealand Food & Fibre sector to realise the opportunity for Aotearoa, New Zealand to be the global exemplar, economically, environmentally and socially. 

Through this vision Te Hono has taken over 350 CEOs and leaders from the sector through the Te Hono Stanford University ‘Bootcamp’ Executive Education programme to enable and accelerate the transformation from volume to value*, for the world, for the good of the world. 

Te Hono comes from a greater concept: Hono Tangata, Hono Whenua, Hono ki te ao – strengthening relationships by linking to the land and connecting to the world. 

*Volume to value: to move from commodity sales and traditional agribusiness practices to global producers of high value, consumer-centric products and services.

The Overview

  • Work with Executives in the New Zealand Food & Fibre sector, government and iwi leaders 

  • Innovative organisation with focus on environment and social leadership 

  • Work with the team at Stanford University, global businesses and thought leaders 

The Role 

Te Hono has a great opportunity for an intermediate level Communications Advisor to take charge in this dynamic role. You will design, deliver and evaluate a range of communication and engagement activities for the Te Hono alumni network, New Zealand and abroad. 

The key to this role is connecting with and fostering positive relationships amongst an influential group of New Zealand’s leadership. Your talent and energy applied in this area will be used to gather insights, and create stories of business acumen, innovation, leadership and environmental stewardship. Using various channels to share these stories to create a sense of community with our alumni. 

Reporting to the Te Hono General Manager, this role will also provide general support, where required and covid dependent, with Te Hono events including the annual flagship event at Stanford University, national conference, other regional events and virtual events. 


The Person 

To be successful in this role, you will be creative, credible and bring innovative ideas to the table. The role needs someone who is passionate about building relationships, who is inquisitive with a natural curiosity. The nature of our business means you will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be results driven. 


You will: 

  • have proven experience in a similar role involving a combination of internal, external and digital communications. 

  • have good experience designing, developing and delivering communications plans. 

  • be a natural at copywriting for different audiences and channels. 

  • have excellent administrative and time management skills, be knowledgeable with MS suite of applications and digital savvy. 

  • enjoy task variety, deadline driven and have a meticulous attention to detail. 

  • preferably have some experience organising and helping at events (noting that this a support function, where required) and not afraid to get stuck in and help out. 


With stakeholder service at the heart of all that we do, your interpersonal and communication skills must be exemplary. 


To stand out from the rest, you will have enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, and an overall can-do attitude. 


How to Apply 

Applications for this role will be screened as they come in, so don’t wait, apply now by submitting your CV and cover letter to


For a copy of the position description please click here


Te Hono has a service agreement with and work out of the NZ Merino office. We require new employees to be vaccinated for Covid-19. Subject to its obligations under the Human Rights Act and the Employment Relations Act, all offers of employment are conditional on the candidate providing sufficient evidence of their vaccination status.

Hono Tangata
Hono Whenua
Hono ki te ao
Strengthening relationships
by linking to the land and connecting to the world.