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Senior Education Advisor

NZ Ministry of Education
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Bay of Plenty
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Senior Education Advisor

Fulltime permanent position based in Whakatane (Bay of Plenty - Waiariki)


 Kia hiwa ra! Ka hiwa ra!

Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly Māori, Pasifika and those with Learning Support needs?

Are you currently in the education sector and need a new challenge?

Do you want to live in the sunshine capital of New Zealand with New Zealand's best beach on your door step and where house prices are affordable? 

If the answers are yes then we want to hear from you.


Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education. We are in the midst of a positive change initiative that's setting a platform for New Zealand's young learners to be the best they can be. Our vision is ultimately about ensuring children succeed personally and achieve academically, so in years to come they are productive, valued and competitive in the world. We want New Zealand and New Zealanders to lead globally.


You will have an understanding of factors influencing achievement and participation for Māori students, with currency in curriculum delivery, Te Marautanga and assessment, with experience in Māori medium contexts.  


This role will give you the opportunity to work directly with Boards of Trustees, senior leaders and Kāhui Ako | Communities of Learning on strengthening educational performance in schools, with a particular focus on those with high Māori  rolls, and/or with kura kaupapa Māori.  You will be working as part of the Ministry of Education's regional team, using evidence and data on student achievement, and designing and implementing projects with schools to strengthen educational performance.


You will also have skills and experience in making a direct contribution to Māori and/or Pasifika achievement in both English and Maori medium primary or secondary schools.


To be successful in this role you will need:


  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with student achievement data to determine needs and priorities
  • Experience in developing and implementing projects
  • Understanding of Te Reo Māori ona tikanga.
  • An understanding of Ka Hikitia, the Pasifika Education Plan and Success for All and how these documents impact on this work
  • An ability to develop strong working relationships both within and outside the Ministry.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • A current full driver's licence is essential.


If this position interests you please apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. 


You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Alison Jones on


Applications close midnight - Friday 26 April 2019.

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