16 Sep 2020

Full-Time Principal Advisor – Wellington

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

  • Strategy and implementation
  • Based in Wellington

Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education. We are working differently with the profession and communities to help our education system deliver the best outcomes for our kids.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced professional to join our national Sector Enablement and Support group. This group is the key interface between the ministry and early learning providers, schools and kura.  The role of Principal Adviser to the Associate Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Implementation is key to the smooth and effective coordination and delivery of a diverse and interesting work programme.

About the role

The Principal Adviser will do the following:

  • Provide advice and information to the Associate Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Implementation on key issues
  • Ensure effective information flow between the Associate Deputy Secretary and direct reports in Strategy and Implementation, and Learning Support, and with other key relationships across National Office to coordinate effort, identify risks, broker solutions, and ensure action is taken as required
  • Work collectively to support sustainable and long term improvement to system and customer outcomes

You will need the following:

  • Excellent oral and written communications and a strong results focus
  • The ability to respond flexibly to changing circumstances and requirements as they arise
  • Well developed critical thinking and sound judgement, and the ability to analyse information, develop options and think st rategically
  • Readiness and ability to question assumptions and practices, and develop innovative solutions
  • The ability to deal comfortably with senior managers within the Ministry and across government
  • Knowledge of machinery of government and ability to navigate organisational structures and processes

How to Apply

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://haineslink.co.nz/HainesAdUI2/UploadedFiles/662885_JD%20-%20Principal%20Adviser.pdf For a confidential enquiry or more information please contact Susan Howan at 


To submit your application, please use the “apply now” button. Applications close midnight on Tuesday, 29 September 2020.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 9 days.

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