Principal Adviser at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.
- Fixed-term until December 2024
- 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 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.
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.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Principal Adviser is responsible for providing strategic advice and planning relating to capability building and pedagogical supports and resources needed to support the implementation of the refreshed New Zealand Curriculum. This role has a particular emphasis on the capability and pedagogy associated with mātauranga Māori which is a key component of the refreshed NZC. They have a deep understanding of the teacher actions that promote student learning. They have a significant role in the delivery of curriculum tools and resources that support teaching and learning outcomes. They provide advice and guidance and practical solutions, about curriculum teaching and learning across the whole learning pathway to support the planning and implementation of teaching and learning initiatives across years 1-13 to support students to lift progress and achievement.
Mōhou ake | About you
The person in this role will employ deep knowledge and experience of The New Zealand Curriculum, as well as an understanding of pedagogical practice and capability-building, to support schools to use the national curriculum and local aspirations and knowledge to design local curriculum. You will need to apply the evidence about the kinds of teaching approaches that consistently have a positive impact on student learning, in the context of a bicultural and inclusive curriculum. You will need to be well planned and articulate and able to talk to a range of stakeholders. You will need to be able to work at pace producing top quality advice and results.
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.
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.
There is more information in the job description attached. 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 more information, please contact Enda Crosbie at email@example.com.
Applications close on 11 December 2022, however, please note that if ideal candidates are found during this time, we will move forward with screening and interviewing sooner.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Fixed term full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Principal Adviser - NZC .pdf (PDF, 243KB)
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