Work for us

REA is a strong organisation with an exciting future. We are based in Wellington, and we employ more than 50 people across a range of roles. We are all 100% committed to supporting a real estate sector in which people confidently engage in fair transactions with trusted real estate professionals.

Our values

We are professional

We act with integrity. We respect each other and those we interact with. We take responsibility and hold ourselves and others to account.

We are proactive

We are energetic, courageous and committed. We use innovation and expertise to improve New Zealand’s real estate industry.

Our people matter

We build strong and positive relationships with the people we work with. We develop our people and share our combined expertise to create outcomes we are proud of.

Senior Digital Communications and Awareness Advisor 

The role

  • Play a key role in delivering REA’s external communications strategy, plan and activities
  • Work collaboratively to lead the delivery of all website strategies, plans, website design, content and performance for and
  • Develop and deliver a highly successful plan to raise awareness of REA including campaigns and other awareness raising activities, reporting and providing analysis of their impact
  • Create engaging and informative content for a range of channels both written and video
  • Support REA’s social media presence.

You will have:

  • Technical experience in digital channel management
  • Experience in developing and leading implementation of strategic digital communications channel strategies and plans
  • Communications, marketing and engagement experience
  • Excellent writing skills, a master of plain English and the ability to tailor for different audiences
  • A highly proactive approach and the ability to build positive relationships with people at all levels including experience with managing vendor relationships
  • The ability to provide sound strategic advice and influence senior level stakeholders.


  • Four weeks’ annual leave plus another three REA leave days
  • Highly collegial team providing great opportunity to grow and develop
  • A flat structure with opportunity to work with people right across the organisation
  • Involvement in rewarding and complex work
  • A work environment supportive of flexible working arrangements and a focus on employee wellbeing.

Apply now!

Apply or view the position description:

Reference: BH-9618

For more information contact Nikki Franklin or John King on 04 550 8000.

Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand. Successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and qualification checks. 

Senior Legal and Regulatory Policy Advisor

The role

The Senior Legal and Regulatory Policy Advisor role has been newly established following work to identify opportunities for improvement in our regulatory system. This has caused us to re-assess how laws and regulations relating to our work should apply in our regulatory and operating context. Recent examples include our work to define and apply the Fit and Proper Guidelines in licensing decisions, assessment of the real estate qualification Regulations, and newly applied appeal rights.

There is an increasing demand on REA to translate the regulatory and legislative regime into regulatory policy, procedures and knowledge (guidance or information) for application by our team internally and/or by the sector. This work will sit alongside the work our legal team undertakes to support our day-to-day regulatory activities in licensing and complaints and discipline.

We’re looking for someone to:

  • Be responsible for creating sound, thoughtful legal and regulatory policy advice, solutions and approaches that deliver on our legislative intent, support REA’s strategic priorities and meet our overall purpose.
  • Play a key part in supporting effective decision making by the senior leadership team, Chief Executive and board, including through any internal committees that may be established, on regulatory policy issues.
  • Work across REA in assessing the operational impact of legislative change and policy development and to ensure REA remains up to date with such changes to our legislative and regulatory operating environment.
  • Identify and advise on opportunities to improve REA’s regulatory impact and meet its strategic goals and priorities.

We are open to consider flexible working arrangements for this role.

About you

You’ll be a qualified lawyer with at least 4 years post admission experience. Your experience working in a regulatory and policy environment and sound understanding of the machinery of government is essential to allow you to create sound, thoughtful operational policy advice, solutions and approaches.


REA’s people are welcoming, collaborative and committed to making a difference for New Zealand. You can expect rewarding and complex work in a sector that is critical to New Zealand. A central Wellington CBD location, commitment to staff professional development, and an active social club are some of the benefits of joining the REA team.

Apply now!

This is an exciting opportunity work in a dynamic team and support diverse New Zealanders to achieve good outcomes in the real estate sector.

You can view the full job description here. 

Please direct any queries and send your CV, Cover Letter and a completed application form to

Applications close 14 October 2022

Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand. Successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and qualification checks.

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