11 Oct 2019

Full-Time Senior Manager – Secondary Capability – Wellington

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

Senior Manager – Secondary Capability

Permanent, full-time – Wellington

About our team

The Early Learning and Student Achievement (ELSA) group sets the system-level learning for every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for New Zealand.

Within ELSA, the Secondary Tertiary team covers the transition from senior secondary through to foundation tertiary, and focuses on pathways to support young people to make successful and coherent decisions on steps to further study and training. The team supports ELSA to achieve strategic and operational objectives and to build a great working culture and environment. We are a practical, fast-paced, deadline driven and service oriented team that focuses on commissioning, work tracking, resource management, planning, business performance and excellent relationship management.

About the role

The Senior Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction to their team and the Sector Implementation team, as well as people planning and technical leadership to ensure the success of key secondary tertiary initiatives.

  • The role is responsible for identifying change impact and the gap between current state and future state and ensuring interventions are designed, developed and implemented to address these
  • Facilitating and leading the co-design and delivery of effective change interventions, testing, learning and adapting the change approach as needed
  • Analysing potential impacts on stakeholder groups and developing tools to assess readiness for change, resistance and assessing change readiness across all key stakeholder groups and those required to implement change successfully
  • Leading benefits realisation work stream and key performance indicators
  • Identifying the theory of change across the ST landscape and stakeholders
  • Developing a change action plan

About you

You will have experience working in a change management role in a large and complex organization.

You will also have experience:

  • leading the design, development and delivery of change action plans
  • having a strong track record of using design thinking and human centered design methodologies and organisational processes in achieving efficient outcomes
  • demonstrating strong skills in managing risks and implementing lessons learnt
  • with proven skills and experience in leading and managing a team of professionals and critically important stakeholders both at a programme and project level
  • understanding and applying appropriately Te Tiriti o Waitangi to their work
  • actively supporting building their knowledge and capability in te reo Māori and tīkanga Māori.

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.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please visit our website to apply for the role. Please review the position description here. For further information please contact Madison Stark, email Madison.Stark@education.govt.nz Applications close midnight Friday, 18 October 2019.  

Job Categories: Leadership/Management. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: manager, Secondary Capability, and senior.

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