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Principal / Senior Advisors - Strategic Asset Management

NZ Ministry of Education
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Facilities/Asset Management
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

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  • 2 x Permanent, Full time
  • Auckland / Hamilton / Wellington / Christchurch
  • Strengthen management of New Zealand's second largest social property portfolio
  • Help improve asset management capability across the sector

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, young person and adult student in our education system.

About Us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown's second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $18.3 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

Through EIS, the Ministry is committed to strengthening its asset management capability to support achieving Ministry strategy and government objectives.

About the role

Your primary role will be, as part of a collaborative team, responsible for developing asset management planning frameworks and documents, overseeing improvements in how we manage the portfolio and working across EIS to ensure that the asset management strategy is integrated with policies, funding and operations, including in relation to how we prioritise investments and improve asset performance over time.

Please note that there is further information in the attached Job Descriptions.

We have two opportunities available and are flexible on the location/s for these and also the level of appointment (Eg Principals and/or Seniors).

About you

You will have a tertiary qualification in law, property, accounting, economics, education, engineering, architecture, building science or other relevant disciplines, or equivalent experience is required.

You will also offer: 

  • Advanced understanding of strategic asset management, preferably with an understanding of school infrastructure
  • A strategic outlook with the intellectual capability to analyse large, complex issues to deliver new insights
  • Understanding of New Zealand's political, economic, cultural and social structures
  • Excellent, oral and written communications, including the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely 
  • A thorough understanding of New Zealand's machinery of government and legislative processes, preferably including Budget decision making, and Cabinet processes
  • A track record of working effectively in a team, and the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders.

If you'd like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you.

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 students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the Job Descriptions and if these opportunities interest you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight - Sunday 2 February 2020.

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