Principal Advisor Secondary Transitions at NZ Ministry of Education, Bay of Plenty
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Principal Advisor Secondary Transitions
Bay of Plenty, flexible location (Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupō or Whakatāne)
- We have a big and important job to do, and we need your help
- Make a real difference in children and young people's lives
- Work as part of a trans-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals
Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/ākonga, particularly Māori and Pacific learners, and those with learning support needs? Are you currently working in the education sector and need a new challenge?
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.
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 Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to having Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the forefront of our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
About our group and team
Te Mahau | Te Tai Whenua (Central) is a frontline group. Our frontline groups collectively provide leadership and integrated services to the sector and others. This includes services such as learning support, education advice, and regulation and network functions for kōhanga, schools, kura and early learning services. We do this through co-ordinating and delivering responsive solutions to realise our local region education priorities and goals.
As a frontline group we develop and harness existing relationships with communities at the regional and local level, including deep relationships with iwi and hapū.
We also collectively strengthen relationships with our diverse communities who support Māori, Pacific peoples, disabled ākonga and/or ākonga with learning support needs, and ākonga from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the outcomes of young people by ensuring better progression from schooling to further education, training and employment.
The Principal Advisor Secondary Transitions is a regionally based specialist providing change and thought leadership to education sector leaders, assisting them to support learners to move through education to employment.
You will work with Communities of Learning/Kāhui Ako, secondary schools and tertiary education providers to develop new strategies to lift achievement and rates of retention in education, and will help education providers to establish strong local partnerships in order to equip young people to build successful careers.
Mōhou ake | About you
The Principal Advisor Secondary Transitions will have extensive experience and knowledge in education and/or leadership, and the ability to support professional change at a school level. We would also expect to see the successful demonstration of project and change management methodologies.
Your personal qualities will include highly honed interpersonal skills, a diplomatic approach, an ability to adapt to different interaction styles and contexts in order to facilitate seamlessly between employers, tertiary providers and schools, along with a natural analytical style to align with your education knowledge.
You will also offer the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and demonstrate a confident level of cultural competency.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.
All applications must be submitted online via the link below. There is more information about this position in the job description attached. If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and CV by using the ‘Apply for this job' link below.
In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa or anything you'd like to share about your cultural identity. We're keen to know your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.
If you need any further information, please contact Pennie Muldoon at 07 349 7464 and/or email Pennie.Muldoon@education.govt.nz.
Applications close on Sunday, 26 March 2023.
Please note that applications will be assessed as they are received, and we may progress suitable candidates to interview during that time. We also reserve the right to close our advertising early if a successful candidate is found.
Don't delay and apply now!
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Location:||Bay of Plenty|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Principal Advisor Secondary Transitions.pdf (PDF, 249KB)
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