Manager Schooling Transitions at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Manager Schooling Transitions
Te Pai Aronui (Operations and Integration), Te Mahau
Permanent/Full time or a secondment
Mātauranga House, Wellington
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.
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 our group and team
Te Pae Aronui uses information, insights and service design functions to help the three Te Mahau frontline groups design and deliver services for the sector. We service and support the frontline groups and play an integration role between the enabling functions and our frontline services.
Our group provides nationally consistent service design, practice guidance and systems to support the integrated teams led by Directors of Education providing flexible and responsive services.
You'll be joining a collaborative, high-performing team with a culture of constructive, open-minded debate who work together to implement effective, positive change in schools. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector, and we reflect this commitment in our everyday work.
About this role
The Manager Schooling Transitions is responsible for providing strategic direction to their team, as well as people planning and technical leadership to ensure the success of key schooling and tertiary initiatives that support the strengthening of schooling pathways.
They provide nationally consistent service design, practice guidance and systems to our regional staff to support learners to move through education to employment with particular areas of focus at senior secondary level including NCEA, Trades Academies, Services Academies, vocational education and training, vocational pathways, careers transitioning, and youth at risk of low employment outcomes.
The role has a particular focus on achievement, retention, transitions through schooling to tertiary and supports sustainable networks and partnerships across the sector.
To be successful in this role you will need to be an excellent communicator with proven skills in building and managing strong, effective relationships.
You will need:
- A relevant tertiary qualification.
- Experience providing high-level advice and significant experience with programme management.
- Experience of leading and motivating teams
- Ability to think strategically and understand the wider educational landscape.
- Understand and give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications for the work of the Ministry
- An ability to negotiate with peers and those senior to ensure the delivery of written material and respond to requests.
- High-level ability to write with clarity, present cogent arguments, and deliver messages across a range of formats.
- High-level analytical skills that define a problem, evaluate alternatives, find a solution, and make effective decisions.
- Education sector experience with excellent knowledge of the secondary / tertiary / employer interface.
- Advanced influencing, relationship management and stakeholder engagement skills.
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 ensuring the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles are reflected in our work for and with Māori learners, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role.
The Ministry invites applications from fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021). We will require evidence of your vaccination status, or your medical exemption, at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.
To view a full job description, or to submit your application, please use the “apply now” button.
Applications close on Sunday 30 January 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Manager Schooling Transitions.pdf (PDF, 230KB)
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