Principal Advisor - Strategic Asset Management at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Help shape the future of Education
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | 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 4,000 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.
Te Puna Hanganga, Matihiko | Infrastructure & Digital, a part of Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and Digital enabled learning environments. We manage the Crown's second largest property portfolio of around 2,100 schools with a book value of $23.7 billion and transport over 100,000 students to and from school each day.
Our vision for school property is for all schools to have quality learning environments as part of a well-managed and sustainable portfolio that helps deliver equitable and excellent outcomes for every child.
Through Te Puna Hanganga, Matihiko | Infrastructure & Digital, the Ministry is committed to strengthening its asset management capability to support achieving our strategy and the Government's objectives.
About the role: Principal Advisor
For a highly strategic yet visionary thinker, this role presents a rare chance to directly shape and influence the implementation of Te Rautaki Rawa Kura - the School Property Strategy 2030. Working with small, highly capable team and a $23.7 billion asset portfolio, this is a complex, career-defining opportunity where your prowess for asset and investment management advisory will have huge scope to shine - driving continuous improvement, analytical thought leadership and collaboration across multiple stakeholders.
We expect you'll be in your element here - applying your expert knowledge to ensure policies, funding and operations are aligned and integrated. Ultimately, it's all pointed toward the goal of prioritised investments and improved asset performance that lead to better education outcomes across New Zealand. As you'd expect this will call for high levels of critical thinking as you champion advice around strategic asset management in the context of school infrastructure. Yet we are also looking to be impressed by your ability to see the bigger picture - to challenge current thinking, factor in future trends, pitch new ideas and provide innovative solutions to driving successful outcomes.
We are looking for
A credible, respected leader in your space, you'll come to us with an advanced understanding of strategic asset management, ideally with an appreciation of how this applies to school infrastructure. Your ability to analyse large, complex issues to deliver new insights will be matched by exceptional quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of New Zealand's political, economic, cultural and social structures. Importantly, you'll need to be a confident, clear and engaging communicator - someone able to build trust and strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Are you ready to make a difference?
We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.
We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.
Please review the job description and if this opportunity interests you, apply now using the “apply online' button.
For further information please contact Kim McGregor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close midnight - Sunday 5th December 2021.
* Please note that some roles at the Ministry of Education are subject to the requirements of the COVID-19 Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.. In order for the successful applicants to be offered these roles, they will need to comply with the requirement to be vaccinated and agree to provide information and evidence regarding their vaccination status.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||JD - Principal Advisor Strategic Asset Management- Nov 2021.pdf (PDF, 240KB)
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