11 Oct 2019

Fixed-term ECE Senior Advisor – Rotorua

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

ECE Senior Advisor

Fixed-term, full-time


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

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.

The Ministry’s highest priorities are to raise achievement for all. Participation in quality early learning is a priority. This role will give you the opportunity to work collaboratively with the sector, parents, families and whānau and communities to develop local solutions that will increase participation and improve quality early learning provision.

About this role

Education Advisors take a lead role in the licensing, certification of early childhood education (ECE) services. This requires excellent relationship management skills and an in depth knowledge of the early childhood education sector at a senior level.

About you

If you are able to evidence your experience in the following areas we would like to hear from you:

  • Experience in licensing and regulations, certification of early childhood education (ECE) services
  • The confidence to work across a diverse range of services, centres and contexts
  • Networks and experience working with Māori medium and Pacific ECE services
  • Have experience in assessing information to make objective judgments against criteria and recommending courses of action
  • Have the ability to analyse complex issues to produce clear and succinct written work with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Have experience in dealing with complex relationships, including influencing and negotiation skills
  • A qualification in early learning is desirable
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga

Are you ready to make a difference?

The position is a fixed-term, full-time role from December 2019 until July 2020 to cover a period of parental leave. The successful candidate will be based in the Rotorua office of the Bay of Plenty – Waiariki region. They will join a supportive and performance-driven team environment.

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.

There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.

For further information, please contact Melissa Pineda at melissa.pineda@education.govt.nz

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please visit our website to apply for the role. Applications close on Tuesday, 22 October 2019.

Job Categories: Government and Defence. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job Tags: Advisors, ECE, education, fixed term, and Full-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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