19 May 2022

Full-Time Lead Analyst, Auckland Education Network

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAuckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Permanent, Auckland based
  • Key role shaping the planning and delivery of the Auckland Education Growth Plan

Help shape the future of education

He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga.

We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.

We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.

We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by doing the following:

  • Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Giving priority to regional and local voice
  • Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • Improving feedback loops and information flows

Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa 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

Te Pae Aronui is the Ministry’s operational and integration group. We work closely with our Ministry, sector and government agency colleagues to ensure early childhood services, schools, kura and communities have the support they need to achieve the best education outcomes for all children and young people.

The Education Network team is responsible for ensuring the school network is in the best shape and equipped to offer the best quality of education for every New Zealander. Our national and regional staff keep an eye on where the network needs to move and adapt to meet the growing needs of ākonga/learners and their whanau.

Mō tēnei tūranga – About this role

The successful candidate will develop evidence based approaches and reports to support the delivery of the National Education Growth Plan. The role will support the structure and design of all levels of the education network, including mainstream, Māori medium, learning support and early childhood learning.

The Lead Analyst will lead the identification of improvements to tools, processes and the presentation of information to support the provision of high quality information that underpins network planning and decision making.

Mōhou ake – About you

To be successful in this role you will have proven experience in complex statistical data analysis and data models, analytical methodologies and techniques. You will be able to interpret and translate data into meaningful information for scenario planning and modelling of the education network.

You will be able prepare maps, data and reports and presentations to support and influence growth planning investment and decision making. You will have significant applied knowledge and experience in Excel and GIS and be able to present information in a clear way to a variety of stakeholders. You will be collaboratively developing relationships at senior levels.

You will also offer the following:

  • Demonstrated problem solving and solutions experience
  • Ability to influence others through evidence based approaches
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt messaging to meet the needs of a diverse range of audiences
  • Leadership and understanding of process and systems improvement methodologies
  • An understanding of the timing and sequencing of growth and development, impact of housing typologies and yields on demand response planning
  • Experience in short, medium and long term planning
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of council plans and developments
  • Experience of working in a government agency
  • Ability to interpret legislation
  • Ability to understand policy intent and identify implications for implementation
  • Knowledge and experience of the operation of the school sector
  • The successful candidate will need to hold a full New Zealand Driver’s Licence or hold an approved Overseas Licence in order to access vehicles provided by the Ministry for business purpose as there would be some travel required across Auckland for this role

This is an exciting opportunity to lead interesting and varied analytical work and develop new approaches and develop your skills in a supportive team environment. We can also offer a flexible work arrangement.

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? – Are you ready to make a difference?

We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

We provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. So, if working from home and/or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen. We’d love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your cover letter.

In your cover letter we’d like to know:

  • about you, your values, your whakapapa
  • your interest and motivations for this role
  • the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/727977_JobDesc.pdf

The Ministry invites applications from fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021). We will require evidence of your vaccination status, or your medical exemption, at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.

For further information, please contact Michelle Hewitt at michelle.hewitt@education.govt.nz

Applications close midnight Tuesday, 31 May 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1630570

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time.

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