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Service Manager

NZ Ministry of Education
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Service Manager

Kerikeri - Permanent, Full time


“Kotahi te kōhao o te ngira i kuhuna ai te miro mā, te miro pango, te miro whero;

There is but one eye of the needle through which must pass the white, the black and the red thread.”


Live in unity but hold fast to your values and principles: Potatau Te Wherowhero (1860)


We are seeking a highly experienced and capable manager for the Tai Tokerau district, to lead and work with teams of dedicated professionals in supporting children and their families in schools and early childhood services.

Our focus is on raising the confidence of educators, parents, families, whanau and communities through building knowledge and skills, providing services and resourcing and working closely with others to support achievement for children and young people with a range of communication, behaviour and other complex needs

We are looking for applicants who can lead, support and manage multi disciplinary teams to provide additional specialist support to children, young people, their families / whanau, schools and early childhood centres.  As part of the management team you will contribute to business planning, service development, and collaborative problem solving. 


You will be able to demonstrate successful experience:

  • Working with Maori, whanau, hapu, iwi, marae and community organisations,
  • Being able to reflect the contribution of Te Reo, Tikanga and Matauranga Maori knowledge and competencies in service delivery,
  • Working with Pasifika populations, organisations and community groups,
  • In leadership  and management preferably in the education sector,
  • Managing changing environments with staff, other agencies, and  the education sector,
  • Working with families, whānau, education, health and social service agencies in developing and sustaining effective relationships,
  • Creating a positive working environment using leadership skills, coaching, supporting and motivating others,
  • Achieving outcomes for children and young people through developing, managing, delivering and monitoring quality services


Fluency in Te Reo Maori and proficiency in Tikanga Maori is not a requirement but would be an advantage.


If you have the skills and passion to deliver in these rewarding roles then please click on the ‘Apply Online' button or go to the Careers at the Ministry of Education link at our website: for job descriptions and to submit an application. For further information please contact Janet MacInnes at


Applications close 29 March 2018.

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