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Education Adviser Maori Engagement

NZ Ministry of Education
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Policy & analysis
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Education Adviser Māori Engagement

Sector Enablement and Support

Based in Lower Hutt


An awesome opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative education professional to join our fantastic regional team.  This is a unique opportunity to play a part in championing 21st century teaching and learning and positively influencing change in schools and kura.


Do you like variety and challenge? Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly Māori and Pasifika? If you're someone enthusiastic and committed to creating successful educational pathways and building collaborative relationships, this could be the role for you.  If you have had some experience at middle or senior leadership level this may be another career path option.


About the group

Sector Enablement and Support

Sector Enablement and Support (SE&S) is the key interface between the ministry and education providers. It is our role to ensure that sector leaders and the communities in which they operate have access to the expertise, programmes and resources that will allow our children and young people to reach their full potential.


About the role

The Education Adviser - Māori Engagement works to support the individual student pathway for Māori children and young people, particularly those who disengaged from education.  They ensure Māori children and young people, parents and whānau, iwi and employers' perspectives are considered and embedded in programme of work, new initiatives, implementation and change to deliver education success.


About the person

We are looking for a person who can:

  • Relate to and understand the aspirations and needs of Māori children and young people, parents and whānau, iwi, businesses and employers in the region.
  • Use research and data from a wide range of sources, reporting and analysis and evaluation, to identify and respond to priorities for Māori children and young people.
  • Work in partnership with parents, families, whānau, businesses and employers to understand their needs and provide a foundation for education success.
  • Idenfiy and support other agencies and providers to ensure Māori children and young people are able to engage and participate in education.


As part of your application please include a cover letter together with your CV addressed to Mandy Bird, Manager Education, Ministry of Education.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button.  You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Des James on 04 463 2845.


Applications close 6 February 2020.

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