Lead Adviser - Change at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent, full-time
- Based in Wellington
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 shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary.
We are making significant changes to how we deliver our purpose
So that we:
- Take practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Give priority to regional and local voice.
- Deliver greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
- Improve feedback loops and information flows.
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around 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 our ākonga in our education system.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
Do you have a passion for education? Are you interested in better educational outcomes for ākonga/learners? Do you have the change management skills and techniques for understanding the why when it comes to change, and helping others to find and understand their why? Are you a person who enjoys working with others, and is driven to deliver what it takes to achieve the benefits of the change? If so, this might be the perfect match.
The Lead Adviser: Change will play a vital role in leading collaborative working relationships within and across the Ministry and with key stakeholders to design and develop change plans, initiatives, products, and services that will ensure quality outcomes for the NZ Curriculum Refresh.
They will have a track record of working on change management programmes with special attention given to the behavioural changes that are needed and taking the initiative to advise and lead on the development of coherent, successful change and implementation design of sector focussed initiatives that takes people along the journey of change and ensures that Ministry staff and the sector are supported with appropriate resources and support.
They work closely with the Change Manager, to ensure successful transformational change across the specific pieces of work within the NZ Curriculum Refresh work programme. They will also have a strong focus on working with the Programme and Project Manager of the refresh of The New Zealand Curriculum.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
We are looking for an experienced individual with a track record of working with others to help define the why. You will have successfully demonstrated skills in planning for, and delivering change in complex, ambiguous and changing environments, while keeping people at the centre.
You will also offer:
- Previous change management experience is essential.
- The ability to take initiative and lead collaborative working relationships is essential.
- High level of competency and knowledge of change including documenting change impacts, current process mapping, completing change management assessments, identifying and managing anticipated resistance, changes to processes and established change management techniques and processes that will support the NZ Curriculum change management strategy and plan.
- The ability to advise internal and external stakeholders within a complex work programme whilst advising and influencing at all levels.
- Strong skills in identifying, mitigating, and managing risk and emerging issues.
- The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
- Experience of working in a government agency and a sound understanding of the machinery of government, public sector delivery structures and systems.
- A sound knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a commitment to understanding the Ministry of Education's obligations.
- A good understanding of Pacific peoples and communities and inclusive groups and their communities.
If you'd like to bring your skills to a challenging and rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you.
Mātau rōpū ake | About our group and team
Te Poutāhū | Curriculum Centre
Te Poutāhū | Curriculum Centre sets the system-level learning for every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for New Zealand.
About Curriculum, Pathways & Progress
The role of the Curriculum, Pathways & Progress group is to set the direction for what students learn, how they progress and how school leaders and teachers can achieve that for every child and student across school years 1 to 13. The group uses evidence and educational trends to design targeted solutions, resources, tools and services that lift educational achievement for all. The group co-designs and co‑develops innovative approaches to achieve policy intentions, plans successful implementation strategies and monitors to ensure a return on investment.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
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.
For more information on the role, please look at the job description. For additional information on the changes Te Tāhuhu are embarking on, please visit our careers centre. If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply' button.
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.
For further information, please contact Enda Crosbie at Enda.Crosbie@education.govt.nz.
Applications close Midnight - Sunday 11th December 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Lead Adviser - NZC - Change.pdf (PDF, 273KB)
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