Practice and Implementation Adviser Pouhikiahurea

Ministry of Education

  • Waikato
  • Permanent 0.6 FTE (hours of work to be agreed)
  • Hamilton

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

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

SE&S - Sector Enablement and Support

Our teams around the country work closely with the Early Childhood and Schooling sectors, providers, and communities to provide support, expertise and resources to help children and young people reach their full potential.

We also directly provide Learning Support for around 40,000 children and young people.

About this role

The focus of this role is on embedding best practice within Learning Support. You will provide practice thought leadership and will facilitate the broadening of field workers thinking to an all-of system approach to practice. You will be supporting and enabling the adoption and implementation of the new ways of thinking behaving and working within our region.

This role has a specific focus on Māori educational achievement. There will be a particular responsibility in ensuring our teams are well equipped to meet the needs of mokopuna, rangatahi, whānau and iwi. Additionally, you will work with colleagues across the motu, and with the national Practice and Implementation Advisers, contributing to specialist expertise to meet practice specific needs of all regions

About you

You will have a relevant post graduate tertiary qualification, experience of the implementation of frameworks across organisations that support capability building and be a powerful role model with the ability to quickly develop high credibility across the region

You will also offer very strong interpersonal, influencing skills, rigorous logic and the ability to solve difficult problems. You will demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga. A deep knowledge of Te Ao Māori plus fluency in Te Reo Māori and experience in Māori medium education would all be of advantage.

You'll be joining a small, high-performing team with a culture of constructive open-minded debate and working together to make an impact. It's a great developmental pathway as you gain political nous and systems thinking. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and people 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.

Please note that this role is affected by the COVID-19 Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.

In order for a successful applicant/s to be offered this role, they will need to comply with the requirement to be vaccinated and agree to provide information and evidence regarding their vaccination status.

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If this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the 'Apply Online' button.

For further information, please contact Linda Collins at

Applications close on Friday, 28 January 2022.

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