Senior Advisor (two positions)

Ministry of Education

  • Permanent
  • Wellington
  • Permanent
  • National Office, Wellington

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Help shape the future of education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person, and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

The Parent Information Community Intelligence group designs and drives initiatives that support parents, whanau, hapu, iwi, employers, and communities (demand side groups) to positively influence our education system and help every New Zealander learn, progress and achieve.

Families are the most powerful influence on a child's progression and achievement. Building powerful reciprocal partnerships between whanau, communities and educators will help raise aspirations and lift progress and achievement for all learners.

The Programme Delivery team co-design, prototype, implement and support the delivery of programmes that have a deliberate focus on localised curriculum and contextualised learning, identity, language and culture as core components particularly in the area of Maori and Pacific learning, progress and achievement.

About this role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced professionals to join our Programme Delivery team. We are looking for Senior Advisors focused on literacy to play a key role in the implementation of Reading Together®, Early Reading Together® and Writers' in Communities programmes. 

About you

Your background should include experience and qualifications in the Education sector, preferably with ECE or Primary aged children.

You have the ability to demonstrate the following:

  • Effectively literacy practice and knowledge
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with at least one of PICI focus groups to support their aspirations (learners, parents, whanau, hapu, iwi, Maori, Pacific communities, business, industry, employers, disabled people, communities)Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the work of the Ministry
  • Ability to quickly identify and mitigate risks and manage strategic linkages with internal and external initiatives

We are an organisation that values our staff; we offer as follows:

  • Stimulating, open working environment where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported
  • Flexible working to help achieve work/life balance
  • Opportunities for personal development and growth

Are you ready to make a difference?

If you'd like to bring your experience and skills to this 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.

Diversity of all kinds is extremely important, and so at MoE we embrace a diversity of perspectives. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations and identities.

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

There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the 'apply online' button.

For further information, please contact Moe Sa'u at

Applications close on Monday, 27 September 2021.

Please note, we are redesigning Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga | Ministry of Education and establishing Te Mahau within it as a strong, service-oriented interface with the education sector. 

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