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Senior Adviser

NZ Ministry of Education
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Policy & analysis
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Senior. Adviser, Programme Office

Pathways and Progress - Early Learning and Student Achievement

Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for. every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

The Early Learning & Student Achievement Group (ELSA)

The Early Learning and Student Achievement Group sets the system-level learning for. every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for. New Zealand.  


About Pathways & Progress

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 approaches to achieve policy intentions, plans successful implementation strategies and monitors to ensure a return on investment.

About this role

The Senior. Advisor. supports the Programme Office to plan, manage and report on programmes of work across the learner pathway.

About you

We are looking for. people who are able to work at pace and manage set tasks and projects, but you will also notice pressure points, take the initiative, and act.  Your personal qualities will include taking pride in producing written work and other forms of communication of the highest quality every time, 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.


To be successful in the role, you will need to have proven knowledge and ability to:

  • Use project management techniques and methodologies.
  • Manage planning and reporting cycles and requirements within government.
  • Convey abstract and/or. complex ideas in clear, practical and concrete terms, tailored for. the audience
  • Demonstrate experience of the budgeting and reporting cycles and requirements within government.

If you'd like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for. a better future for. New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready to make a difference?

There is more information in the job description attached, please review and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the apply online button.

For. further information please contact Danielle Calder on +64 4 463 8253 or. at


Applications close 22 October 2019.

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