21/562 Facilitator - National Capability Services

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Waikato

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Hamilton
Business Group: National Library
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services 
Salary: $68,060 - $92,081 

Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders.

National Library’s Literacy and Learning Directorate sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department’s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage.

Services to Schools are looking for an exceptional person to join our nationwide team of Capability Facilitators. This full time, permanent position will be based in Hamilton supporting schools throughout the Waikato/Bay of Plenty/East Coast regions, focused on working with targeted school communities in high priority areas. 

The role of Facilitators is to strengthen library services for school communities, supporting capability for school library development and in the priority areas of reading engagement, digital literacy and connections to culture and heritage. 

This is achieved through

  • delivery of Professional Development to educators and librarians
  • developing capability in school communities through providing advice, facilitation and expertise
  • developing resources which support capability building
  • working in collaboration with others to develop library services for young people

Our team of Facilitators come from a range of professional backgrounds with both teaching and library qualifications and experience.

We welcome applications from people with:

  • excellent communication, facilitation, advocacy and presentation skills which enable them to engage with Principals, teachers and school library staff to effect change
  • deep interest and knowledge in the role of library services to support literacy and learning and in the areas of reading engagement, digital literacy and culture and heritage
  • Knowledge of te reo Māori and experience working with Māori, rural or isolated communities in a library or educational setting is desirable.
  • Teaching and/or library experience and qualifications. 

A Driver’s License and the ability to travel through the Waikato/Bay of Plenty/East Coast regions is essential.

If you have a strong interest in and commitment to improving access to library services and resources for learners in Aotearoa and want a job that provides challenge and leadership opportunities, we would like to hear from you. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need 
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving 
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand 
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Tuesday, 28 September 2021

For more information please contact: Jolene Misilei, 027 224 6302 Jolene.misilei@dia.govt.nz

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