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Senior Education Advisor

NZ Ministry of Education
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Bay of Plenty
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Education Advisor

Fulltime permanent position (fixed term/secondment considered)

Based in Bay of Plenty - Waiariki, either Whakatane or Rotorua


  • Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly Māori, Pasifika and those with Learning Support needs?
  • Are you currently in the education sector and need a new challenge?

Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education. We are in the midst of a positive change initiative that's setting a platform for New Zealand's young learners to be the best they can be. Our vision is to ensure New Zealand has an education system that achieves equity and excellence for all students.

This role will give you the opportunity to work directly with senior school leaders, Kāhui Ako | Communities of Learning and Boards of Trustees on strengthening educational performance in schools. You will be working as part of the Ministry of Education's regional team, using evidence and data on student achievement, and designing and implementing projects with schools to strengthen educational performance.

You will have skills and experience in making a direct contribution to student achievement in both English and Maori medium primary or secondary schools as well as an understanding of factors which influence achievement and participation.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with student achievement data to determine needs and priorities
  • Experience in developing and implementing projects
  • An ability to develop strong working relationships both within and outside the Ministry.
  • Understanding of Te Reo Māori ona tikanga.
  • An understanding of Ka Hikitia, the Pasifika Education Plan and Success for All and how these documents impact on this work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • A current full driver's licence is essential.

If this position interests you please apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Melissa Pineda on

Applications close 8 February 2020.

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