Senior Advisor, Study Awards and Scholarships at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Senior Advisor: Study Awards and Scholarships
- Strategy and Implementation, Te Pae Aronui, Te Mahau
- Permanent full time, Wellington based
Help shape the future of Education
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.
We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.
We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by
- Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Giving priority to regional and local voice.
- Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
- Improving feedback loops and information flows.
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa 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
Our group, Te Pae Aronui, provides integrated operational support across the education sector and others to deliver inclusive education that meets the needs of teachers, learning support practitioners, ākonga and whanau.
This role sits in the strategic design team. The purpose of the Strategic Design team, and the wider Learning Support team is to deliver an influential work programme that includes work on the Learning Support Delivery Model and the Learning Support Action Plan. We translate policy decisions into collaborative, coherent, fit-for-purpose implementation.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Senior Advisor leads the management of the Learning Support study awards and scholarships and plays a key role in giving effect to change and innovation that impacts all learners. Study awards and scholarships are important in helping to build and maintain workforce capability and capacity in the Learning Support sector.
More specifically, you will:
- Administer and manage the delivery of Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships to about 350 people per year
- Provide advice and support on workforce needs and development, collect and use data for strategic decision making and identify and execute operational improvements
- Support robust monitoring and evaluation of contract outcomes and reports, assure quality, consistency and performance of contracted providers, understand impact of investment
- Establish strong working relationships with key stakeholders to ensure effective engagement and communicating clearly with stakeholders
- Proactively contribute to a collaborative working environment within a team that encourages high performance, engagement, collaboration across teams, knowledge sharing, ongoing learning, creativity, and innovation.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
To succeed in this role you will need
- Experience at coordinating collaborative and inclusive projects and administration within business systems.
- Effective influencing, relationship management and stakeholder engagement skills.
- Ability to quickly identify and mitigate risks and manage strategic linkages with internal and external initiatives.
- Good understanding of the machinery of government, public sector delivery structures and systems.
- A passion for education for our akonga particularly those with learning needs
You are also willing to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | 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 provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. So, if working from home and/or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen. We'd love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your Cover Letter.
In your cover letter we'd like to know:
- about you, your values, your whakapapa
- your interest and motivations for this role including relevant experience
- the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.
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.
Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button.
For further information, please contact Donna Caddie or Kay Ellis at email@example.com
Applications close midnight, 05 June 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Senior Advisor Study Awards and Scholarships JD Final May 22.pdf (PDF, 248KB)
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