23 Feb 2021

Fixed-term Lead Adviser

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

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Job Description

  • Lead Advisor – Provider Services
  • Fixed-term or Secondment to March 2022
  • Wellington

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 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

SE&S – Sector Enablement and Support

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 Provider Services team is part of Learning Support Delivery and funds education services that help support children and young people to stay engaged in learning.

About this role

A funding contingency of $31.2m has been created from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund for targeted short-term support of students at risk of disengage ment.

This is targeted for students in the following at-risk settings:

  • Alternative education
  • Activity centres
  • Teen parent units
  • Te Tupu manged moves pilot
  • Te Kura at-risk gateways

The funding will be delivered through several time-limited initiatives for students in at-risk settings, for example, professional learning development (PLD) for providers; an enhanced wellbeing fund for students (among others).

The Lead Advisor will lead the package of At-Risk initiatives including the processing of funding applications and payments. Responsibilities also include system development to support the workstreams in addition to monitoring and reporting to Treasury and Ministers.

About you

Your key previous experience will be in a service delivery role and leading the effective planning and implementation of initiative(s).

To be successful in the role you will be skilled at communicating complex ideas and information and be able to work collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders. We will rely on you to design processes that align with initiative objectives and wider Learning Support Delivery objectives and expected outcomes.

You will also offer the following:

  • Experience with contract management and, ideally, procurement of services
  • Experience working in Government
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenuatanga

You’ll be joining a high-performing and responsive team that works across a wide range of initiatives and programmes. The environment is supportive but can be fast paced when you may be asked to juggle competing priorities and urgent timeframes.

As an organisation, we are committed to diversity and building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

Are you ready to make a difference?

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.

How to Apply

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 Jason Ragg jason.ragg@education.govt.nz Applications close on Wednesday, 3 March 2021.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job expires in 4 days.

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