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Service Manager

NZ Ministry of Education
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Service Manager


  • Full-time permanent position
  • based in Palmerston North


The role presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in an organisation committed to raising achievement and reducing disparity. 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.


We are looking for an experienced manager who will lead and work with a committed professional team delivering a range of learning support services to children and young people from 0-21 years.  They will work with early childhood providers and schools to raise achievement and to deliver on the communities' aspirations.


The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Leading service delivery for student's with additional learning needs through a multi-disciplinary team of professionals
  • Develop strong connections and networks across the Ministry, local education providers, iwi, communities and whānau to achieve educational priorities for the region.
  • Broker support from across the Ministry, Schools, Early Childhood providers and other agencies to deliver joined up work programmes tailored to local needs.
  • Build relationships and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience at influencing and leading innovation, people, programmes, and change.
  • Ability to assess needs, risks, and issues to address proactively.
  • Ability to follow through and finish complex or sensitive tasks.
  • Ability to use and interpret data including the ability to use information to influence decisions.
  • Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the work of the Ministry of Education especially in matters relating to Māori development and the partnership values that flow from the Treaty.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Current driver's license. 


For further information please contact Jane Hawkins-Jones at or phone 06-757 6403


Applications close midnight - Sunday 21st July 2019.

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