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Lead Analyst, Policy and Implementation

Lead Analyst, Policy and Implementation

Lead Analyst, Policy and Implementation

Education Council, Wellington

Closing Date : 26 Feb 2018

Full time.

Wellington based

  • You are passionate about working with the teaching profession to provide high quality policy advice.
  • You have experience in New Zealand public policy process, system thinking, co-design models.
  • You build high trust relationships and have excellent networks.
  • You are an excellent 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 are looking to appoint a Lead Policy Analyst to our Policy and Implementation Team. You may be an educational leader, an experienced policy developer, or a researcher.

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

  • You’ll be familiar with the issues that matter to teachers and teacher educators and have a good knowledge and understanding of public policy processes.
  • You will need considerable experience in building 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 will have a system view of teaching and learning, working with evidence and offering critique and guidance.
  • You’ll also need to be comfortable working collaboratively with diverse groups of educators from different sectors.
  • You will have demonstrated a strong 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 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 with initial teacher educators and other stakeholders
  • Have a deep knowledge of Government policy and machinery of Government
  • Have the necessary skills to engage across the Māori Medium education system.


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 9am on Monday 26 February 2018.

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