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Senior Advisor - Education Workforce

Senior Advisor - Education Workforce

Senior Advisor - Education Workforce

Ministry of Education, Wellington

Closing Date : 24 Sep 2018

About us

At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.

About our group

Education Workforce comprises workforce strategy and planning teacher supply, scholarships and awards and employment relations, including bargaining. Education Workforce supports the sector to build a workforce that has the capability and capacity to deliver high quality practice and can support innovation across the system to lift student achievement.

About the role

The Senior Advisor contributes to the overall purpose of the Education Workforce team by providing advice and taking ownership of specific pieces of work to support teacher supply. They will both lead and support the design, development and implementation of specific teacher supply projects and pieces of work that are underpinned by robust evidence and analysis.

About you

You will be an experienced Advisor who can lead project teams and have a relevant tertiary qualification or other relevant discipline is desirable (post-graduate preferred) and preferably have qualifications and/or experience in the development and implementation of new projects.

You will have a sound understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and their implications for our work on operational policy, service design and delivery within the education sector. You will show genuine empathy and respect for Māori, enhancing mana through the way that you work.

You will understand the significance of identity, language and culture. You will have the ability to engage effectively with people from diverse cultures, valuing their perspectives, world views, life experience, insights and knowledge.

Your expertise will contribute to the design, development and implementation of projects and initiatives that focus on building and maintaining the quality of the education workforce. The role will involve you in work with groups and individuals across the education sector from early learning services, through primary and secondary schools. You contribution to this team will help to strengthen and introduce initiatives that deliver results in the short and medium term, linking to more strategic planning and development to grow the education workforce of the future.

If you'd like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready to make a difference?

There is more information in the position description attached, please review and if this opportunity interests you, please apply now attaching your CV and cover letter.

For further information please contact Kim McGregor 04 4631541 or 

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Applications close on Monday, 24 September 2018.


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