8 Apr 2021

Full-Time Senior Adviser

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

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Job Description

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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

Our aim is to put children and young people at the heart of the education system and encourage all New Zealanders to participate in lifelong learning.

The Sector Enablement and Support Group is the key interface between the Ministry and schools, wharekura, education providers, and communities. 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 School Support team is mostly operationally focused, developing and supporting guidance for schools in a variety of areas such as health and safety, emergency management and education outside the classroom. We put policy into practice and in doing so work regularly with Ministry staff in our regional offices, other national office groups, and a range of government agencies and external stakeholders.

About this role

The role is a positive mix of planned and reactive work. You will develop and provide expertise to lead key areas of work as well as contributing to other programmes managed within School Support and by other business groups.

Key initiatives may include:

  • providing guidance and support for schools regarding health and safety
  • co-ordinating and leading internal Ministry groups to approve schools for Offshore Learning
  • provision of guidance and support for schools regarding emergency management
  • leading our online safety work programme for schools, particularly supporting our work with Netsafe
  • proactively leading our business group’s processes and support for managing emergency events.

About you

The nature of our work requires a person with excellent relationship management skills and the ability to focus on and meet customer requirements in a complex and changing environment.

Among the skills you will bring are the following:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to understand complex and challenging issues
  • Ability to put operational policy into action
  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenuatanga

Recent teaching experience in New Zealand primary or secondary schools is also an advantage.

You’ll be joining a small but great team who enjoy working together to make an impact.

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 position description by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/680748_JobDesc.pdf

If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.

For further information, please contact Anne-Margaret Campbell at 04 463 7704 or 


Applications close on Monday, 26 April 2021.

How to Apply

Please apply via our website: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organid=17584&in_jnCounter=224564809&in_jobDate=All&in_searchbox=YES&in_summary=S&in_site=CareersSite For further information, please contact Anne-Margaret Campbell at 04 463 7704 or annemargaret.campbell@education.govt.nz Applications close on Monday, 26 April 2021.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 80,000 - 100,000. Job expires in 7 days.

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