1 Jul 2020

Full-Time Integration Advisor | Auckland

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

Job Description

Parent Information and Community Intelligence


Based in Auckland

About us

The Parent Information Community Intelligence group designs and drives initiatives that support parents, whānau, hapū, iwi, employers, and communities (demand side groups) to positively influence our education system and help every New Zealander learn, progress and achieve.

The Employer Business and Industry team is focused on connecting the voice of employers to work across the Ministry and helping the employers to engage with education. Our work is varied and includes testing and learning what is possible to help young people connect and engage with pathways, skills, and their futures, as they transition through education to employment.

About the role

We have one position in our Employer Business and Industry team for an Integration Advisor to support our work programme in the Auckland region.

This important role is all about employers being engaged in education to help students see what their future pathway and career options could be. There will be a lot of variation in this role including understanding what employers are already doing, helping them to connect to schools, teachers and career advisors, and desi gning and delivering events that connect schools, communities and employers. No single day will be the same.

As part of a small team you will work closely with your manager and with the Auckland based Secondary Transitions team. You will have many stakeholders to consider including, learners and the families and wider communities, schools, kura, employers, business and industry, philanthropy organisations, training providers, tertiary education providers, teachers, career advisors and a range of other people that have a role in the education to further training and employment landscape.

You will bring great skills to the team including the following:

  • Relationship management and influencing – you will most likely have existing relationships with employers, industry groups, training providers and other partners that can add to our existing networks. You will be skilled at building new relationships, for example with schools
  • Ideas – you will have lots of new ideas on who to talk to, how they could help students and schools. You will be prepared to research and build new relationships that can bring new ideas and opportunities to the table
  • Open and optimistic – there is a lot of opportunity in our work and you will be open to new ways of working, new ideas and new relationships that can bring value to the partners we work with
  • Work independently – you will be the sole representative of this small team in Auckland and will need to be able to work on your own at times (and with others). You will be well supported by the small team in Wellington and your Manager
  • Value Maori – you must bring a clear and compelling argument as to why equitable outcomes for Māori learners are critical and demonstrate how you can support equitable outcomes
  • Clear and optimistic communication – be able to validate your work and compel others to understand it through clear and well thought out written and verbal communication
  • Trust – you will build trust with all the people you engage with through your actions to listen, consult, and do what you say you will do

About you

We are looking for people who:

  • are passionate about improving outcomes for learners and families
  • have a practical understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the aspirations and needs of ākonga Māori, their whānau, hapū and iwi
  • are able to influence, effectively challenge thinking and support innovation.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

For further information, please click on the job description or contact Patrick McKibbin via email


Applications close on Friday, 24 July 2020.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://haineslink.co.nz/HainesAdUI2/UploadedFiles/656857_JD%20-%20Integration%20Advisor%20-%20Final%20010720.pdf

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above. Job expires in 18 days.

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