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Graduate Policy Analyst, Policy and Implementation

Graduate Policy Analyst, Policy and Implementation

Graduate Policy Analyst, Policy and Implementation

Education Council, Wellington

Closing Date : 19 Feb 2018

Full time.

Wellington based

  • You are passionate about working in the education sector to provide high quality policy advice.
  • You have a good understanding of the impact of the New Zealand public policy process.
  • You can build high trust relationships.
  • You are an good communicator and writer.

The Education Council is the professional body for teachers from early childhood education through to primary and secondary schooling in both English and Māori medium schools. We support the profession to meet the high expectations it has set itself. We enhance the public’s confidence in the teaching profession, speaking out on its behalf.

The Role:

We have a vacancy for a policy analyst in our Policy and Implementation Team. This is a great opportunity for a new or recent graduate who wants to develop a career in policy roles in education. We will support you to gain the necessary skills and experience to do well in this role. 

You will be working on an important work programme that builds a professional body able to support over 100,000 teachers.

  • You will be able to build key relationships in a multi-agency work environment, problem-solving in complex regulatory and teacher development contexts.
  • You will communicate a shared vision for a future focused profession and implement a programme of change.
  • You’ll also need to be comfortable working collaboratively with diverse groups of educators from different sectors.
  • You will have demonstrated a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and are able to effectively engage across Māori contexts.

To be successful in this role you’ll need to:

  • Be a critical thinker
  • Be a team player, recognising and drawing on the strengths of others, contributing to new thinking
  • Have an agile and innovative approach to your work programme
  • Work effectively in diverse workplaces
  • Develop and sustain productive relationships
  • Have a knowledge of Government policy and machinery of Government

To Apply:

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to addressed to:

Hikitia Ropata, Manager Policy and Implementation , Education Council.

For further information and a copy of the Job Description, please go to Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand.

Successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and qualification checks.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 19 February 2018

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