16 Oct 2020

Full-Time Adviser

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Curriculum, Pathways and Progress
  • Fixed-term for six months
  • Based in Wellington

About us

At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.

  • We get the job done – Ka oti i a matou nga mahi
  • We are respectful, we listen, we learn – He ropu manaaki, he ropu whakarongo, he ropu ako matou
  • We back ourselves and others to win – Ka manawanui ki a matou, me etahi ake kia wikitoria
  • We work together for maximum impact – Ka mahi ngatahi mo te tukinga nui tonu

Great results are our bottom line – Ko nga huanga tino pai a matou whainga mutunga

About our team

The Early Learning and Student Achievement Group (ELSA)

The Early Learning and Student Achievement Group sets the system-level learning for every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for New Zealand.

About Pathways and Progress

The role of the Pathways and Progress group is to set the direction for what students learn, how they progress and how school leaders and teachers can achieve that for every child and student across school years 1 to 13. The group uses evidence and educational trends to design targeted solutions, resources, tools and services that lift educational achievement for all. The group co-designs and codevelops innovative approaches to achieve policy intentions, plans successful implementation strategies and monitors to ensure a return on investment.

About the role

The role will support the Curriculum, Pathways and Progress team which provides advice and support in curriculum development that supports teaching and learning outcomes.

The second role will provide advisor and general administration support across the wider Pathways and Progress group as required.

About you

The person in this role has experience working at pace and manage set tasks and projects, as well as noticing pressure points and taking the initiative to resolve them. Your personal qualities include taking pride in producing written work and other forms of communication of the highest quality every time, and you have a proven ability to get the job done. You have the kind of interpersonal savviness that means you relate well with all kinds of people. Your background experience and skills contribute to the team providing high quality services to the sector and across the ministry.

If you’d like to bring your skills to a 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.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Maori, 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 Maori students, their whanau, hapu and iwi.

How to Apply

Please review the position description by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/665445_JobDesc.pdf If this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the 'apply online' button. For further information please contact Rachael Barber on +64 463 1977 or email on 


Applications close Midnight on Thursday, 22 October 2020.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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