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Manager ECE Operational Policy

NZ Ministry of Education
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Manager, Operational Policy

Early Childhood Education

Ministry of Education, Wellington



The Manager, ECE Operational Policy leads the design of operational policy settings for ECE services and kōhanga reo to ensure that they are equipped with policies and processes that align to the three tiers of ECE legislative requirements; the Education Act 1989, the 2008 Regulations (ECE), licensing criteria and ECE Funding Handbook.


The role reports to the Group Manager ECE Resources and Operations, Sector Enablement & Support.


If you have the experience and skills to take on this critical leadership role we would love to hear from you.  Key priorities for the role include:

a)      Development of the ECE operational policy function

b)      Maintenance and guidance of the ECE Regulations, Licensing and Certification Criteria and the ECE Funding handbook

c)       Lead and support the planning an delivery of projects and work programme items

d)      Providing the conditions through the regulatory framework for quality early learning to occur for all children

e)      Contribute to the Ministry's wider goals, policies and strategies such as Ka Hikitia, Pasifika Education Plan, Tau Mai te Reo and other educational initiatives

f)       Leading the provision of advice to the regions, stakeholders and other Ministry groups


We offer an environment where every day is different and challenging.  Our wide-ranging work programme will give you opportunities to lead a critical operational policy function and contribute to the delivery of quality outcomes for children.


A detailed job description for the Manager role is attached.

Applications close on 23rd January 2018.

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