Ministry of Education
(Sector Enablement and Support)
- Permanent/full-time or a secondment
- Mātauranga House, 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
Our aim is to put children and young people at the heart of the education system and encourage all New Zealanders to participate in lifelong learning. The Sector Enablement and Support Group is the key interface between the Ministry and schools, wharekura, education providers, and communities.
About this role
This diverse and busy position supports two Associate Deputy Secretaries in Sector Enablement and Support. The position provides support and advice for early learning and schooling across a broad range of activities, with a particular focus on strategic advice in relation to the implementation of national and regional priorities. Furthermore, the position supports links with the education sector and other social sector agencies partnering with the Ministry to deliver government initiatives.
You'll be joining a collaborative, high-performing team with a culture of constructive, open-minded debate who work together to implement effective, positive change. This role is an integral part of our team, providing support and leading key pieces of work, building relationships across the wider organisation to deliver Ministry priorities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector, and we reflect this commitment in our everyday work.
In this role you will:
- provide advice and information to the Associate Deputy Secretaries on key operational and implementation issues that pertain to early learning and schooling
- oversee information flows between Associate Deputy Secretaries and direct reports as well as other key relationships across National Office
- supporting the Associate Deputy Secretaries to ensure that Directors of Education and regional staff have influence, and are appropriately engaged and involved, in Ministry work planning, implementation, delivery and communication activities.
To be successful you will:
- the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenuatanga
- have strong stakeholder engagement/relationship management skills
- be diplomatic and have excellent judgement
- demonstrate impressive problem-solving skills; and
- have an ability to work at pace, producing cogent argument from assorted data and delivering clear messages in a range of media.
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 ensuring the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles are reflected in our work for and with Māori learners, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role.
We would welcome secondments from the sector. If you wish to find out more information, please contact Merran Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Applications close midnight Sunday, 26 September 2021.