Lead Adviser

Ministry of Education

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington
  • Lead Adviser - Curriculum, Pathways and Progress (fixed-term to December 2021)
  • Pathways and Progress - Early Learning and Student Achievement

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.

  • We get the job done - Ka oti i a mātou ngā mahi
  • We are respectful, we listen, we learn - He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou
  • We back ourselves and others to win - Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake kia wikitoria
  • We work together for maximum impact - Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui tonu

Great results are our bottom line - Ko ngā huanga tino pai ā mātou whāinga mutunga

About our team

The Early Learning and Student Achievement Group (ELSA)

The Early Learning and Student Achievement Group sets the system-level learning for every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for New Zealand.

About Pathways and Progress

The role of the Pathways and Progress team is to set the direction for what students learn, how they progress and how school leaders and teachers can achieve that for every child and student across school years 1 to 13.

The team uses evidence and educational trends to design targeted solutions, resources, tools and services that lift educational achievement for all.

The team co-designs and co-develops innovative initiatives that achieve policy intentions, plan successful implementation strategies and monitor to ensure a return on investment.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with passion to come and work with us and bring a strong te ao Māori perspective to a really exciting work programme within the New Zealand Curriculum.

We are working with others to develop what the future may look for teaching and learning in Aotearoa New Zealand's Histories. This will be a fast paced, challenging, but awesome opportunity for somebody with an interest in our histories.

The Lead Adviser provides thought leadership in the development of substantial and complex curriculum, teaching and learning advice.

This role will focus on delivering an iterative, innovative, and collaborative approach to analysis, combining authentic sector collaboration and co-design.

The Lead Adviser coaches others in the team to ensure that work is well informed by information and analysis of what works and applies relevant tools and frameworks to inform innovative, future proofed designs.

About you

We are looking for a Lead Advisor with the following capabilities:

  • Strong knowledge and networks with a focus on te ao Māori
  • The ability to speak te reo would be advantageous
  • Experienced in developing innovative, evidence based advice to underpin design development and implementation planning and decision making
  • Establish and lead collaborative working relationships to design and develop initiatives, products and services that will ensure quality outcomes are achieved
  • An effective and confident communicator
  • Can see the big picture and translate that to others, ensuring coherency to individual pieces of work and across the work programme

Are you ready to make a difference?

There is more information in the job description attached, please review and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the apply online button.

For further information please contact Rachael Barber on +64 4 463 1977 or email on rachael.barber@education.govt.nz


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