Programme Manager, Teachers Pay Equity Claim (Early Learning) at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent, Full time
- Based 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.
About our group and team
At the heart of our work is making sure that every day, in every early learning service, kōhanga reo, school, and kura, the education workforce and curriculum delivery is world class, and focused on what New Zealanders need for their best future.
The Pay Equity team is responsible for investigating and settling education sector pay equity claims in accordance with the Equal Pay Act.
Pay equity means that people are paid equally for doing work of equal value. It acknowledges the value of the skills, responsibilities and demands of workers in female dominated occupations that have suffered from gender-based discrimination because of perceptions and prejudices about the value of “women's work”.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Programme Manager, Pay Equity (Schooling Sector) is accountable for the effective management and delivery of the investigation, settlement and stakeholder management activities for the for a number of pay equity claims in the schooling sector, including one for all teachers. This is a large claim, affecting close to 100,000 teachers working across the early learning and schooling sectors and involving two unions and 534 early learning employers. You'll work closely with a management team to ensure claims are progressed efficiently, effectively and in line with the Equal Pay Act.
The Programme Manager also acts as a best practice leader for project management approaches and practices within the Employment Relations and Pay Equity function.
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful in this role, you will have proven project management experience in the public sector, as well as excellent communication, relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills.
You will also have or be able to develop a breadth of skills across the following capabilities:
- Previous experience in people leadership and people management;
- Experience working with a range of internal and external stakeholders and developing relationships at senior levels'
- Coaching and mentoring team members to enhance their capabilities within the team;
- ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment;
- have resilience to deal with pressure in a mature way and use your positive attitude to ensure work progresses appropriately with all involved;
- Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes;
- Manages conflict professionally and does not take situations personally;
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others to deliver outcomes;
- The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
You will be joining a collegial fast paced team who work in a flexible environment in the centre of Wellington.
Are you ready to make a difference?
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.
As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online' button.
For further information, please contact Nicola Giles at email@example.com.
Applications close: Midnight Monday 27 March 2023
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Programme Manager Pay Equity (Early Learning) Mar 2023.pdf (PDF, 248KB)
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