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Lead Adviser - Maori PLD

NZ Ministry of Education
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Lead Advisor Māori - Professional Learning and Development (PLD)

Pathways and Progress (P&P)

Fixed term contract available until 30 June 2019


About the group:        

The role of the Pathways & Progress group is to set the direction for what students learn, how they progress and how school leaders and teachers can achieve that for every child and student across school years 1 to 13.

The group uses evidence and educational trends to design targeted solutions, resources, tools and services that lift educational achievement for all.

The group co-designs and co-develops innovative initiatives that achieve policy intentions, plan successful implementation strategies and monitor to ensure a return on investment.


About the role:

The Lead Advisor Māori - PLD is responsible for the development initiatives within the PLD programme to support student achievement for all year 1-13 students learning Te Reo Māori and / or learning in kura and Māori medium settings.  They ensure a deliberate focus on the capability of kaiako to improve student achievement is maintained by providing thought leadership and guidance about proven high quality PLD processes.  They lead the design of rich and responsive initiatives that focus on strengthening professional capability and leadership which helps learners develop the competencies they need for study, work and life-long learning.  They ensure best practice is used to inform initiative design, development, delivery and measurement.


This role reports to the Programme Manager Professional Learning and Development, Pathways and Progress, ELSA group.  This role is available on a fixed term contract until 30 June 2019.  It has also been advertised within the Ministry as a secondment opportunity and secondments from other Government Agencies are welcomed.


About the person:

The person in this role will be able to work at a pace and be agile in managing multiple priorities.  Your personal qualities will include taking pride in producing work of the highest quality every time.  You will have strong evaluative capacity, be able to analyse and identify trends and issues and have a proven ability to get the job done.  In this role you will be expected to have the kind of interpersonal savviness that means you relate well with all kinds of people.  Some public sector and procurement knowledge would be beneficial and proficiency in Te Reo Māori would be advantageous.


For application requirements and a copy of the job description please log into the Ministry website and go to the Careers in Education page.  

For further information, please call Margaret Marsh on 04 439 4650 or email


Applications close 22nd June 2018.


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