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Senior Analyst

NZ Ministry of Education
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Policy & analysis
Lower Hutt
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Senior Analyst

Lower Hutt, Full time 

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 and young person in our education system.

 About our group and team

Our teams around the country work closely with the Early Childhood and Schooling sectors, providers, and communities to provide support, expertise and resources to help children and young people reach their full potential.   We also directly provide Learning Support for around 40,000 children and young people.

 About this role

As the Senior Analyst you'll provide the information we need to make decisions on where to focus our support for maximum impact. This information will include statistical analysis, forecasting, modelling and reporting. You'll also enhance and improve existing dashboards.

You'll work as part of a team who will use your data and insights to improve the systems and infrastructure to make a difference to the early childhood services, schools and children of Wellington.

This position requires close working relationships with a range of staff across our region. The role also involves building relationships with the education sector and will be a liaison point for data requests and insights.

The successful applicant will also support the collection and analysis of wider regional data, patterns and trends to support collaboration across the social sector.

 About you

You will be able to demonstrate that they can quickly establish strong relationships with a range of groups and individuals. This will include building credibility quickly and becoming a trusted adviser to the Wellington region leadership team.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with data to identify needs and priorities.
  • A proven history of providing high level strategic analytical advice and support.
  • Experience in relevant software packages, including advanced excel and Power BI.
  • An ability to develop strong working relationships both within and outside the Ministry.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • A current full driver's licence is essential.
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
  • A tertiary qualification is preferred alongside an understanding of education systems in New Zealand.

You'll be joining a small, high-performing team with a culture of constructive open-minded debate and working together to make an impact. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

 Are you ready to make a difference?

There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online' button.

 For further information, please contact Kayne Good at

 Applications close 26 January 2020

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