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Senior Adviser

NZ Ministry of Education
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Senior Adviser Learning Support - Service Support Team

Sector Enablement and Support

Based in Wellington



We are looking for a motivated and driven person to join our Service Delivery team in the Learning Support group in National Office, Wellington.


Working within the Service Delivery team you will have portfolio responsibilities for a range of Ministry frontline services and provider services that are either managed / co-ordinated nationally or regionally to support students across New Zealand to stay engaged and achieve in education. You will maintain a national overview of the activities being delivered and provide guidance, support and improvements to ensure the delivery of high quality programmes and services.

The work is complex, demanding and involves:

  • a focus on student achievement, in particular for the Ministry's priority learners
  • creating change and improvement through design and implementation of new approaches and tools to support the engagement and achievement of students
  • national level design, planning, monitoring and reporting on new initiatives and programmes
  • managing relationships with the sector, other agencies, and providers of education services.


In this role you will be expected to contribute to the overall work of the team.  The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • an in-depth understanding of factors influencing education performance and achievement for the Ministry's priority learners
    • experience in working with complex issues and concepts
    • high level analysis and problem solving ability
    • relationship and stakeholder management experience
    • excellent writing skills and communication skills
    • strengths in project planning and implementation.


If you're interested in making a difference and this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!


For further information please contact Mary Pupich, email:


Applications close Tuesday 23 January 2018

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