21 Nov 2023

Fixed-term Manager Learning Area Leads Kura Auraki

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

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Job Description

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 shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary.

We are making significant changes to how we deliver our purpose.

So that we:

  • take practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • give priority to regional and local voice
  • deliver greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • improve feedback loops and information flows.

Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around 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 our ākonga in our education system.

Mō tēnei tūranga – About this role

This is as full-time, fixed-term position through to 28 March 2025.

The Manager, Learning Area Leads works within the Curriculum and Assessment Change Programme implementing programme workstream deliverables including participatory design, planning, and delivering implementation support for the regions to have the capability to enable them to engage with the sector and stakeholders.

The Manager is responsible for ensuring the team works in a collaborative manner to ensure the design, development, and implementation of products through the life of the programme, including ensuring all changes support Māori, Neurodiverse and disabled learners and Pacific learners are implemented and embedded.

Successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.

For more details about the role, you can view the job description here.

We also offer:

  • flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued and supported
  • the ability to purchase extra days leave
  • a range of employee network groups
  • an inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey
  • development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments
  • wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing.

Mōhou ake – About you

The right candidate will be able to lead with purpose, with a key focus on relationship management and stakeholder engagement across the sector.

They will also offer:

  • secondary leadership experience
  • experienced in group facilitation in order to achieve alignment and output to specific timeframes
  • experience leading and implementing change through others
  • proven and effective communication skills – in particular, the ability to write quickly and clearly for a variety of audiences and communicate complex information simply.

Mātau rōpū ake – About our group and team

Te Poutāhū provides strengthened and inclusive curriculum leadership, expertise and partnership for The New Zealand Curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Te Whāriki, as well as providing expertise and resources for quality teaching.

We bring together curriculum, teaching expertise and evidence for the development, support and review of inclusive curricula, assessment and NCEA. Our strengths are across te reo Māori, mātauranga Māori, disability, inclusive learning support and culturally relevant content so that Te Mahau supports learning that is inclusive for all ākonga.

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

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply’ button. In your cover letter we’d like to know about you, your values, or anything else you’d like to share. We’re keen to understand your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.

For further information, please contact John Pascoe, Manager Teams at john.pascoe@education.govt.nz

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 5 December 2023.

We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.

How to Apply

To apply please go to: https://ministrycareers.education.govt.nz/job/Wellington-Manager-Learning-Area-Leads-Kura-Auraki/946227910/

Job Types: Fixed-term.

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