30 Nov 2020

Full-Time Programme Manager

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

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Job Description

  • Combine your programme and people leadership skills
  • We have responsibility for over $44 million of programmes
  • Permanent, full-time
  • National Office, 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

The Early Learning and Student Achievement (ELSA) group is a key part of the Ministry, with over 300 staff. It sets system-level learning standards and supports education leaders to lift progress and achievement for all children and young people. The group achieves this by advising on New Zealand’s curricula, the provision of personalised learning pathways, and a quality and sustainable education workforce.

At the heart of our work is making sure that every day, in every early learning service, kōhanga reo, school, and kura, the education workforce and curriculum delivery is world class, and focuse d on what New Zealanders need for their best future.

Within ELSA, the Scholarships and Awards team is responsible for administering, managing and delivering programmes that support future teachers on their pathways towards teacher training and employment; and programmes that support teachers to continue developing their professional practices.

About the role

Keen to contribute to our education system, you will draw upon your background in programme and project management, providing leadership and support across the team to ensure we deliver key initiatives on time and to a high standard.

We’re looking for someone who can shape, drive and lead work programmes and has proven experience in working collaboratively across multiple workstreams and programmes. Leading with purpose is a key skill to help strengthen our team’s workstreams across all work programmes to ensure a strong delivery to the sector.

About you

As an experienced Programme Manager, you will be able to establish programme requirements including project initiation processes with an ability to consider long-term objectives and organisational strategy. You will also be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subject matter experts, project managers and senior managers.

To be successful in this role, you will have or be able to develop a breadth of skills across the following capabilities:

  • Previous experience in people leadership and people management
  • Coaching and mentoring team members to enhance their capabilities within the team
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes
  • Good knowledge of programme and project management methods such as MSP and PRINCE2
  • Manages conflict professionally and does not take situations personally
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others to deliver outcomes
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga

Now is the time to join a team where you can get stuck in and make a real difference, working to help award students with scholarships so they can achieve at their best. If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.

How to Apply

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.

Please review the job description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the 'Apply Online' button. Please state in your application which role you are wishing to apply for.

For further information, please contact the recruitment team at recruitment.ELSA@education.govt.nz

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/669411_JobDesc.pdf

Applications close midnight Sunday, 13 December 2020.

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

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