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Manager, Investment and Strategic Design

NZ Ministry of Education
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Manager, Investment and Strategic Design


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.


  • Pivotal role taking a system-level view of the learning support needs of children and young people
  • Identify support gaps and improvement opportunitiesfor the $1 billion learning support portfolio
  • Lead the development and implementation of a medium term investment plan
  • Lead budget, service design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes for new and existing services, with colleagues across the Ministry
  • Permanent, full time position based in National Office.


About the Ministry

The Ministry of Education touches every person, whānau and community in New Zealand and is a major contributor to improving our society and economy.  We do this by working with others to ensure the children, young people and students of the future are competent, connected, life-long learners.


The role

This role is based in the Learning Support team within Sector Enablement and Support. One in five children and young people receive some form of learning support throughout their early learning and schooling education. You will work across the Ministry's national and regional offices and with other agencies to lead system-level analysis of supports and services for children and young people with disabilities and learning support needs to enable them to be present and achieving in early learning services and school.


The person

To be successful you will need:

  • Experience in thinking strategically at an organisational level
  • The ability to lead with purpose across the organisation and group
  • Familiarity with leading improvements that strengthen group performance
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies to achieve equitable outcomes for Māori and leading others to do the same
  • To be honest, courageous, curious, resilient, self-aware and agile.


What's on offer

Our work is challenging and very rewarding and this is a unique opportunity to work at a system level to strengthen the education system's provision of learning support for disabled children and young people and those with learning support needs.


If the role sounds of interest and you have the capability we require we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail contact Pamela Cohen, Group Manager, System Innovation and Strategic Design,

The deadline for applications is Friday, 24 January 2020.

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