22 Jan 2022

Full-Time Advisor, Strategy and Integration

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

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Job Description

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi – About this role

  • Advisor Strategy and Integration
  • Strategy and Implementation, Te Pae Aronui, Te Mahau
  • Permanent, full-time, Wellington based

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 Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – 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

Our group, Te Pae Aronui provides integrated operational support to our regions for their work with the education sector and others to deliver inclusive education that meets the needs of ākonga and whanau.

The purpose of the Strategy and Implementation team is to lead the collaborative development and iteration of strategic initiatives within Te Pae Aronui in alignment with the Ministry’s vision and priorities. We translate policy decisions into collaborative, coherent, fit-for-purpose service design, ensuring implementation by regional leads is well supported at the national level.

About this role

This is an exciting opportunity for a experienced professional to join our Strategy and Implementation team. You will play a key role, working with the Group Manager Strategy and Implementation to shape the direction of a team that works across strategic integration, planning, service design and implementation to give effect to change that impacts all learners.

You will play a key role in giving effect to change that impacts all learners.

More specifically, you will do the following:

  • Provide advice and support on strategic decision making, prioritisation and operational improvement
  • Establish strong working relationships with key stakeholders to ensure effective engagement
  • Facilitate the development of forward strategy integration to deliver the Education Work programme in and through Te Pae Aronui
  • Proactively contribute to the development of an effective working environment within Strategy and Implementation, Te Pae Aronui and regionally that encourages high performance, engagement, collaboration across teams, knowledge sharing, ongoing learning, creativity, and innovation

Please note there is further information in the attached job description.

About you

Your background should include leader experience in the public sector and the ability to demonstrate the following:

  • Senior-level experience at facilitation of collaborative, inclusive strategy and policy development
  • Good understanding of the machinery of government, public sector delivery structures and systems
  • Sound project management skills and experience
  • Advanced influencing, relationship management and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to quickly identify and mitigate risks and manage strategic linkages with internal and external initiatives

To be successful in the role, you’ll be working collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders, developing relationships at senior levels. We’ll count on you to shape, frame and design our process and thinking using a diverse and inclusive approach.

You will also offer:

  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? – Are you ready to make a difference?

We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.

The Ministry invites applications from fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021). We will require evidence of your vaccination status, or your medical exemption, at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.

Please view the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/712447_JobDesc.pdf

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

For further information, please contact Janet Blake at


Applications close at midnight on Monday 7 February 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1595983

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time.

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