Chief Advisor- Secondary Tertiary at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Fixed Term through to 31/1/26
- Be a key part of our NCEA Change Programme across the Secondary-Tertiary education sector
Help us shape the future of education
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | The Ministry of Education, we work nationally, regionally and locally to help shape education for ākonga across the early learning, school, and tertiary systems.
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 projects, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for our ākonga in our education system.
Our overarching purpose is to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.
Right now, we are making significant changes to how we deliver our purpose.
At the secondary school level, we want to ensure ākonga are prepared for modern life in Aotearoa New Zealand, whether they choose to go on to tertiary education, join the workforce, or do something else entirely.
That's why we are making changes to NCEA to make the qualification more accessible and robust, grant equal status to mātauranga Māori, provide clearer pathways to further education and work, and more.
This is a huge undertaking involving massive community engagement and effort and coordination from many teams within the Ministry. It represents the largest change to secondary schooling since NCEA was introduced in the early 2000s and determine the trajectory of schooling in Aotearoa for years to come.
You will be part of this providing critical advice to the General Manager Secondary Tertiary on achieving the NCEA Change Programme benefits and wider secondary tertiary interface.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Secondary Tertiary team is responsible for operational policy, curriculum, assessment, and support programmes for Year 11-13 learners, and the secondary-tertiary interface. A key focus is on NCEA and ensuring our national senior secondary qualification is fit for purpose now and into the future.
The Chief Adviser is responsible for providing high quality, strategic advice and thought leadership across the Secondary Tertiary work programme and to the General Manager in particular. The Chief Advisor will develop a broad understanding of all aspects of the ST business and provide clear and concise advice to meet the Minister, Ministry, and sector needs.
The Chief Advisor will initiate and lead the development of advice on significant issues involving high levels of complexity and risk ensuring medium to long term outcomes are present within the advice. Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally is a key component to the provision of clear and concise advice and communication.
Post the NCEA Change Programme the Chief Advisor will help shape the ST work programme to meet medium and longer term goals.
Please note there is further information in the attached job description.
Mōhou ake | About you
The right candidate will think and operate at an organisational level, apply an operational policy lens to complex matters, identifying potential risks and issues and formulating well considered and timely advice. The Chief Advisor will be able to navigate political issues considering ambiguity and sensitivities.
You will enjoy working at a pace, be able to think on your feet, and handling multiple priorities at once.
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. Some time working from home is expected and negotiable.
For more information on the role, please see the job description. For additional information on the changes Te Tāhuhu is 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 Elise Hampton at email@example.com
Applications close Midnight - 11 December 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Fixed term full-time|
|Attachment:||TP - 2529 - Chief Advisor - Secondary Tertiary.pdf (PDF, 294KB)
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