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Lead Advisor

NZ Ministry of Education
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Lead Advisor - Operations & Implementation

Permanent - Fulltime - Wellington - A8


About our team

The Ministry of Education works to shape an education system that delivers excellent and equitable outcomes for New Zealand. The Early Learning and Student Achievement (ELSA) Group sets the system-level learning for every child and student and working between policy and customer facing functions. There is significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group.

Within ELSA, the Secondary Tertiary Team (ST) covers the transition from senior secondary through to foundation tertiary, and focuses on creating a system that supports young people to be successful and make good decisions about their pathways to further study and training. A significant focus of ST is the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) change programme.

We are a practical, fast-paced, and service-oriented team, with a supportive culture.

About the role

We are responsible for participatory design, implementation support for the sectors community and stakeholder engagement, and communications.  The Lead Advisors will oversee these aspects of the implementation of the NCEA change programme. They will advise on operationalising policy, and ensure the needs of all learners and stakeholders are considered at all times.

They will ensure that the group's activities are contributing to the goals and priorities of the Ministry, as well as the intention and principles of the change programme. 

About you

You may have experience in any or all of:

  • Change implementation, sector support, and capability building
  • Service design, participatory design and/or behavioural insights
  • Community engagement
  • Communications (public and/or project) and stakeholder engagement
  • Leading cross-functional teams

Ideally, you will have experience working on complex projects to design, develop and deliver initiatives in a large and complex organization. Experience in working in the public sector would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori ākonga, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using “Apply online” button. You can view a job description above, or for further information please contact Simon Sanders

Applications close midnight - Monday 18th November 2019.

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