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Principal Adviser Secondary Tertiary (Fixed-term)

NZ Ministry of Education
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Full-time fixed-term position (until 30 June 2019) based in the Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū Region


This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the outcomes of young people by ensuring better progression from schooling to further education, training and employment.

The Principal Adviser Secondary Tertiary is a regionally based specialist providing change, and thought leadership to education sector leaders, assisting them to support learners to move though education to employment.

You'll work with Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako, secondary schools and tertiary education providers to develop new strategies to lift achievement and rates of retention in education, and help education providers to establish strong local partnerships in order to equip young people to build successful careers.

The Principal Adviser Secondary Tertiary will have extensive experience and knowledge in education and/or leadership, and the ability to support professional change at a school level. We would also expect to see the successful demonstration of project and change management methodologies.

Your personal qualities will include highly honed interpersonal skills, a diplomatic approach, and the ability to adapt to different interaction styles and contexts in order to facilitate seamlessly between employers, tertiary providers and schools. Along with a natural analytical style that aligns with your education knowledge.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using “Apply online” button. You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Rae Karipa, Manager Education on

Applications close on 22 October 2017

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