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Lead Adviser- Funding

NZ Ministry of Education
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Policy & analysis
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Lead Adviser

Early Childhood Education

Operational Funding Team



  • Full Time Permanent
  • Based in Wellington



The ECE Operational Funding Team within the Ministry of Education manages the delivery of operational funding to over 5,000 ECE services, kōhanga reo and playgroups in New Zealand, as well as providing high quality advice and support for Ministers and sector stakeholders.


If you have experience in public funding and advisory roles, we can offer challenging, interesting and varied work that will test your thinking and skills.


The Lead Adviser Operational Funding will lead, contribute and champion the business processes for funding of Early Childhood Educational Services, particularly around the electronic transfer of funding information.


The Lead Adviser will be responsible for providing quality advice, information, coordination and support on funding related matters to ensure ECE services receive the funding they are entitled to and the Crown's financial interests in the ECE sector are protected.


In addition, the Lead Adviser will support the debt management process, business improvement frameworks and oversee the continuous improvement of the Ministry's ECE funding system. 


We offer an environment where every day is different and challenging.  Our wide-ranging work programme will give you opportunities to build your experience in the delivery of critical operational funding and advice to encourage participation in early learning and support the implementation of policy initiatives and programmers across the ECE sector.


A detailed job description for the Lead Advisor role is attached.


For further infomation please contact Rob Hanratty, Manager ECE Funding and Assurance ph 021 0276 2522.


Applications close Midnight - 26 July 2019.

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