12 Sep 2019

Full-Time Early Childhood Education Advisor – Wellington

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

  • Wellington – Sector Enablement and Support
  • Permanent

We in the Early Childhood Education Resourcing and Operations group really care about New Zealand’s youngest group of learners.

Our job is to empower the early learning sector to meet standards in a system that drives continuous improvement and accountability. To do this, we ensure we have the right operational policy setting, provide advice and guidance on licensing and certification, manage contracts that raise participation and quality, and provide funding to over 5,000 early learning services and kōhanga reo in New Zealand.

You do not need to be ECE qualified or a teacher to excel in this role. This role is about problem solving, providing advice, and improving the overall education system.

Following recent promotions, we are looking for new talent to join the ECE group. We have two advisor roles in the Regulations and Planning team. This team provides licensing and certification advice and guidance, manages contracts that raise participation and quality, and generates insights that drive improvement internally and across the sector. Ideally you will bring some experience in planning, analysis and writing. You will be great at collaborating, creating relationships and problem solving.

We work in a fast-paced environment, with a sector that is constantly changing. Through your enthusiasm, energy and intellectual curiosity you will contribute to new thinking on engaging and influencing, ultimately going home knowing you have made a difference to young New Zealanders.

Among the skills you will bring the following:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field or significant practical experience
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a diverse group of contacts
  • Ability to work toward results, demonstrate judgement, consult and seek advice where necessary
  • An understanding of contracting, procurement and accruals would be beneficial
  • Ability to assess problems and issues and contribute to solutions

 

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

For further information please contact Colin Meehan at colin.meehan@education.govt.nz

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please visit our website to apply for the role.
Please review the position description here.

Applications close midnight Sunday, 22 September 2019.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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