Lead Secondary Advisor at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Full-time, fixed term role to 31 January 2024
- Lead the development of senior secondary NCEA subject resources
- Engage with sector stakeholders
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
The Secondary Tertiary team sits within the Te Poutāhū group and covers the transition from senior secondary through to tertiary and employment.
Te Poutāhū works to make learning and teaching relevant, real and valued. We deliver and maintain critical services for the education sector to support responsive learner pathways from early childhood into further education, training, the workforce, and society. Te Poutāhū performs a crucial role working between the strategy and policy teams, and the sector facing functions. The Secondary Tertiary team is responsible for operational policy, curriculum and support programmes for Year 11-13 learners, and the secondary-tertiary interface. This includes senior secondary curriculum, NCEA (including the current NCEA Review and the Review of Achievement Standards) and secondary-tertiary programmes.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Lead Secondary Advisor leads the development and implementation of programmes and initiatives to increase achievement, improve retention and progression of young people into further learning, training or work. This includes facilitating Subject Expert Groups (SEGs) to develop high quality NZC RAS products in a timely and efficient manner in partnership with Ministry of Education Technical Writers.
Mōhou ake | About you
The person we seek will
- Take responsibility and lead the development of senior secondary NCEA subject resources including new NZC achievement standard development.
- Have prior stakeholder's engagement experience including with school leaders, teachers, tertiary providers and wider communities; whānau, hapū and iwi to support decision making and sustain improvement and change.
- Be sensitive to cultural values and have a good understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be able to articulate their understanding of mana ōrite mo te mātauranga Māori.
- Bring interpersonal skills and superior writing skills that will complement your ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders as a representative of the Ministry.
The position is primarily Wellington based.
Experience and qualifications
- Candidates will ideally have an extensive background in middle to senior leadership roles within the NZ secondary sector and/or experience in facilitating diverse groups.
- A Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline which reflects an understanding of the National Curriculum and assessment and NZ Diploma of Teaching (or equivalent).
- Mēnā he matatau ki te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, he wana ake tērā.
- A deep understanding of current pedagogical practice and NCEA related assessment practice is necessary.
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 aim to 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
- the abilities, strengths, personal attributes, and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.
The Ministry encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated although currently this is a voluntary requirement. There is no requirement to show evidence of your vaccine status as this role is not covered by the Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.
For further information, please contact Geraldine Prisk at Geraldine.Prisk@education.govt.nz Applications close Midnight - 1 July 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Fixed term full-time|
|Attachment:||JD Lead Secondary Advisor SS .pdf (PDF, 265KB)
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