17 Sep 2021

Full-Time Education Adviser

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationNelson, Nelson, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Based in either Blenheim or Nelson

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 have a passion for improving educational outcomes for children and their families? Are you currently in the education sector and ready to take another career move? If you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all learners including Māori and Pacific, and are enthusiastic and committed to building collaborative relationships and open to new ways to do things differently, we could have a role for you.

Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education. We are working differently with the sector and communities so that our education system can deliver the best outcomes for children and whānau.

We have a great opportunity for the right person to join our Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast Team at the Ministry of Education.

We will give you the opportunity to work directly with senior leaders, boards of trustees and Communities of Learning to achieve successful educational outcomes for all students, with a particular focus on realising the potential of Māori students and Pasifika students. You must be able to influence others with knowledge, skills and experience in improving student engagement and achievement.

We are looking for a person who has:

  • a good understanding of the New Zealand education system and of legislation relevant to education
  • experience, preferably at a leadership level, in Primary or Secondary education, Māori medium, or school governance
  • relationship and stakeholder management experience
  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • the ability to partner with others to support and implement change initiatives
  • a relevant tertiary qualification
  • The ability to speak Te Reo and experience working with Māori medium or bi-lingual settings would be advantageous.

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.

The successful candidate appointed permanently to the Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast region will be based in either the Blenheim or Nelson office depending on their location. They will join a supportive and performance-driven team environment.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. You can view a job description on our careers website. For further information please contact Simon Blatchford, Manager Education on 027 605 0003 or simon.blatchford@education.govt.nz

Applications close on Wednesday, 29 September 2021.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1566692 Applications close on Wednesday, 29 September 2021.    

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 80,000 - 100,000.

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