Lead Advisor

Ministry of Education

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland

Lead Education Advisor

  • Full-time, permanent
  • Auckland

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

Do you like variety and challenge?

Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly Māori and Pasifika, by working as part of a community? If you're someone enthusiastic and committed to creating successful educational pathways and building collaborative relationships, this could be the role for you.

An awesome opportunity has arisen for highly experienced, dynamic and innovative education professionals to join our fantastic regional team. This is a unique opportunity to play a part in championing 21st century teaching and learning and positively influencing change in schools and kura.

Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education. We are in the midst of a positive change initiative that's setting a platform for New Zealand's young learners to be the best they can be. Our vision is ultimately about ensuring children succeed personally and achieve academically, so in years to come they are productive, valued and competitive in the world. We want New Zealand and New Zealanders to lead globally.

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 4,000 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

Te Mahau-Te Tai Raro

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

This role will give you the opportunity to work in partnership with sector leaders and communities to support them to achieve successful educational outcomes for all students. You must be able to influence others and be able to back this up with knowledge, skills and experience in improving student engagement and achievement.

You will also offer:

  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenuatanga
  • knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand education system and relevant legislation
  • an understanding of the relationship between policy intent and the range and combination of tools available for implementing new initiatives.

You'll be joining a high-performing and responsive team that works across a wide range of initiatives and programmes. The environment is supportive and can be fast paced. You may need to juggle competing priorities and urgent timeframes.

As an organisation, we are committed to diversity and 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 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.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: 

https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/711471_JobDesc.pdf

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.

Applications close Sunday, 30 January 2022.

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