Senior Adviser 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
The Senior Adviser will support the change and implementation of curricula. We deliver the education changes from early learning through to senior secondary for both physical and digital materials and resources.
Our design, pedagogical and implementation of materials, resources and activities must help kaiako, teachers, leaders and centre managers to provide teaching and learning programmes that reduce inequity and lift achievement and wellbeing.
They work closely with the Senior Manager to support the translation of high level policy and strategic intent into the change management planning, design of services, and implementation approaches. They will also work closely with other teams involved in the NZ Curriculum refresh work programme.
The salary band for this role is $77,966 - $95,292 depending on skills and experience.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
We are looking for someone who is resourceful, able to work at pace and manage set tasks and projects, but you will also notice pressure points, take the initiative, and act. Your personal qualities will include able use of research and investigative skills, taking pride in producing written work and other forms of communication of the highest quality every time, and have a proven ability to manage activities to get the job done on time. In this role you will be expected to have the kind of interpersonal savviness that means you relate well with all kinds of people.
To be successful in the role, you will need to have proven knowledge and ability to:
- Interpret ambiguity, manage planning and activity cycles and requirements within government.
- Convey abstract and/or complex ideas in clear, practical and concrete terms, tailored for the audience.
- Demonstrate well developed problem solving and analytical skills, with an ability to work co-operatively with others to solve problems or complete tasks.
Understanding of the education system, including The New Zealand Curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Te Whāriki, is desirable.
If you'd like to bring your skills to a 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 email@example.com.
Applications close Midnight - Friday 9th December 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Senior Adviser -CP&P.pdf (PDF, 267KB)
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