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Advisor, Strategic Design

NZ Ministry of Education
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Advisor Strategic Design

Learning Support, Sector Enablement and Support

Ko tā mātou he waihanga i tētahi pūnaha mātauranga e tuku ai he otinga tōkeke, he otinga hiranga

We work together to shape an education system that delivers excellent and equitable outcomes.


  • Make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and their whānau
  • Full-time permanent role based at Mātauranga House (National Office) in Wellington

 About us
This role is based in the Learning Support team in the Ministry of Education.
Learning Support works with the sector to help ensure that children with additional learning needs are supported to achieve their full potential through education. 

The role
As an advisor in the Strategic Design team you will:

  • help plan, lead and contribute to the identification, design, development and implementation of new services, practice, initiatives and changes,
  • work closely with our front-line staff, other Ministry teams and a range of government agencies and sector groups to help translate high level policy and strategic intent into designing and implementing initiatives and support. 

The person
To be successful in this role you will:

  • want to make a difference for children and young people with additional needs
  • have an empathetic, customer-focused approach to problem solving
  • enjoy making sense of complexity
  • be driven to identify new approaches and bring them to life
  • bring great relationship management and team working skills
  • be outcomes focused, organised and action oriented
  • be prepared to support others in the team and turn a hand to making good things happen

 What can we offer you?
Our people tell us they value:

  • the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and their whānau and contribute to system-wide projects and initiatives
  • the support of a large organisation and the ability to work closely with a range of other specialists in a supportive team environment
  • our career development opportunities.

If you want to be a part of this work and our great team and help improve the learning support for children and young people in New Zealand we would love to hear from you.

To find out more about the role contact Julie Hook on (04) 439 6405 or at

Applications close Sunday 17th November 2019.

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