24 Jun 2022

Full-Time Senior Advisor

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


Job Description

  • Permanent
  • 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

We are seeking a Senior Advisor to join our Governance team. The team leads the provision of good governance advice and support, ensuring senior leaders and boards receive insights and strategic advice that enables the Ministry to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

The team is part of Corporate Strategy and Performance (CSP), which is a single, centrally led planning, reporting and governance function, focused on providing end-to-end processes with a strong strategy and business improvement focus.

About this role

We are seeking a Senior Advisor who can provide technical expertise to help build organisation-wide governance capability and drive continuous improvement.

This includes the following:

  • Ensuring Governance Board Chairs and their deputies receive quality advice that enables effective decision making and board operation, and leading a quality assurance process across papers, forward agendas and other governance products
  • Contributing to the review and reset of the governance system at the enterprise level.

About you

You will have experience with public sector governance and accountability processes and a tertiary qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience. We are looking for a professional with good relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively with senior leaders and their teams across the Ministry. You need the ability to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga to governance understandings, strong writing skills, and a proven ability to deliver as part of a team.

We offer a modern work environment with the opportunity to grow and develop as part of a team that links across the organisation, the public sector and the education sector.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and people 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 copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/732201_jobdesc.pdf

If this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.

For further information please contact Linda Stockham at linda.stockham@education.govt or phone 027 687 5672

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1638430A

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 17 days.

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