Senior Manager - Ākonga Māori - Wellington

Ministry of Education

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Senior Manager - Ākonga Māori - Secondary Tertiary

Wellington - Permanent, Full Time

About our Group

We work together to shape an education system that delivers excellent and equitable outcomes.

Ko tā mātou he waihanga i tētahi pūnaha mātauranga e tuku ai he otinga tōkeke, he otinga hiranga

The Early Learning and Student Achievement (ELSA) 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. 

Within ELSA, the Secondary Tertiary Team covers the transition from senior secondary through to foundation tertiary, and focuses on pathways to support young people to make successful and coherent decisions on steps to further study and training. The team supports ELSA to achieve strategic and operational objectives and to build a great working culture and environment. We are a practical, fast-paced, deadline driven and service oriented team that focuses on commissioning, work tracking, resource management, planning, business performance and excellent relationship management.

Senior Manager role

The Senior Manager, Ākonga Māori - is responsible for managing the Ākonga Māori team within Secondary Tertiary, Early Learning and Student Achievement. The Ākonga Māori team is responsible for ensuring equity for all Māori learners across English and Māori medium settings, ensuring their distinct needs are met and supported.

The Senior Manager is also responsible for providing high quality, strategic advice and thought leadership across the Secondary Tertiary work programme. 

About the person

You will have;

  • Strong track record of managing high performing client service teams, including delivering at volume, to specification and to a high quality
  • Proven skills and experience in leading and managing a team of professionals and critically important stakeholders both at a programme and project level.
  • Strong track record of managing challenging stakeholder relationships to contribute to shared deliverables and products
  • Understands and applies appropriately Te Tiriti o Waitangi to their work.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

If this opportunity interests you, apply now using “Apply online” button. You can view a job description above, or for further information please contact Emily Fairless - Emily.fairless@education.govt.nz 

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 13 October, 2020.

 

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