Independent Adviser - New appointments National Panel at NZ Ministry of Education, Flexible location
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Fixed term role (12 months with potential to extend)
- Key role advising on and supporting recruitment into critical leadership positions in education
- Contracted through service agreement to the Ministry of Education - Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
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
The Ministry of Education is seeking expression interest from suitably experienced candidates to be an Independent Adviser for the New Appointments National Panel (NANP).
The New Appointments National Panel of independent education advisers led and managed by a Chair is contracted by the Ministry of Education.
This panel supports Kāhui Ako by providing assurance that applicants have met the relevant national criteria for the appointment of Kāhui Ako roles.
This panel also advises boards of trustees of eligible schools seeking to offer the Principal Recruitment Allowance by providing assurance that applicants have met the relevant national criteria.
This role is remunerated at a daily rate.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
As an independent adviser you will join Kāhui Ako selection panels and/or be asked to work with school boards with significant challenges approved by the Secretary for Education to offer a Principal Recruitment Allowance. You will be tasked with affirming that successful applicants for the Kāhui Ako roles and allowances and Principal Recruitment Allowances have met the relevant criteria for the role.
Candidates are expected to have credibility and experience in the New Zealand education sector.
Candidates must also demonstrate a number of the following attributes:
- have demonstrated understanding of effective teaching, including collaborative practices
- have demonstrated understanding of teacher leadership, professional learning and appraisal
- have knowledge and proven experience of using standards/criteria (and other valued outcomes) to evaluate professional practice and developing and interrogating evidence that support those evaluations
- have demonstrated skills and knowledge as educational practitioners (principals/teachers/teacher educators)
- have successful proven practice lifting outcomes for children and young people, in particular Māori, Pasifika, students with special education needs and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Also, panel members:
- should understand the centrality of the tamaiti, the value of involving whānau, and the importance of language, culture and identity
- may also be fluent in te reo Māori and conversant with tikanga in te ao Māori (i.e. mana reo and mana tikanga) - to enable them to work in immersion settings: for example, kura kaupapa wharekura, kura Māori ā-iwi, kura motuhake, and Māori immersion/bilingual units
- should have clear communication skills, adjusted to suit audience, and can articulate evidence-based assessment and evaluation judgments
- should work collaboratively and positively and alongside a range of stakeholders
- to support Principal Recruitment Allowance appointments in particular, will have experience of change management especially what is required for leadership to ‘turn around' a challenging school.
The Ministry of Education is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, and promotes equality of opportunity based on characteristics including age, gender, ethnicity, disability and geographic locations, to enable the Panel to be high-performing.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
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 Finn O'Dwyer-Cunliffe at:
Applications close Midnight, 5 December 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Attachment:||Independent Adviser NANP JD.pdf (PDF, 141KB)
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