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Lead Advisors - Māori

NZ Ministry of Education
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Ko te reo Māori te kākahu o te whakaaro, te huarahi i te ao tūroa

E toro atu te ringa ki ngā oro puareare o te waokū o Tane te wānanga, koutou kei ngā pureke mowai o te Arareo Māori. Ki te whai wāhi ai koe ki te reo Māori, ki Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, ki Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori, otirā ki te ao Arareo Māori (ngā wāhi whakaako reo Māori) tēnā, tonoa mai ki ēnei tūranga.

The Te Reo Māori group sets the direction for what students learn, how they progress and how school leaders and teachers can support every child and student from 0 to 18yrs to achieve their educational goals and aspirations.  The group ensures alignment of the Ministry's work programme to fully support student progress and achievement across the curriculum from early learning through to schools, kura and wharekura education.

We are currently have the following opportunities in our team.   

Lead Advisers (3)

  • Achievement, Professional Capability and Leadership (2)
  • Lead Advisor, Curriculum Design and Assessment  (1)

The Lead Advisers will work across all aspects of the team functions.  This includes the development of substantial and / or complex initiatives within the curriculum innovation and investment framework to support student achievement for all 0 – 18 year olds learning Te Reo Māori and / or learning in kura and Māori medium settings. They ensure a deliberate focus on student achievement is maintained by providing thought leadership and guidance about proven high quality curriculum and assessment development processes.

About You

We are looking for someone with sharp thought leadership, the ability to coach and mentor others. You will have an eye for detail, have project management skills and can manage complex initiatives concurrently.

If you have good Māori networks, strong ability to grow and maintain positive relationships with te reo Māori organisations, thrive on supporting the whole education system implement initiatives around achievement and leadership, have experience in raising capability of clusters of the workforce – then apply for this role.

Experience & Ability in: 

  • Organising - identifying what matters, anticipating next steps, accurately delivering what was commissioned
  • Using project management methodologies and techniques
  • Working at pace to deliver quality work on time
  • Involving others and seeking advice at the right points
  • Te reo Māori is not essential for this role, however preferred

Further information

There is more information in the position descriptions attached, please review and if this opportunity interests you, please apply now attaching your CV and a cover letter.

For further information please contact Kim McGregor 04 4631541 or

Applications close on Monday 20 August 2018

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