Lead Advisor Whānau Engagement at NZ Ministry of Education, Nelson
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Lead Advisor, Whānau Engagement
- Permanent, Full-time
- Nelson/West Coast
- Salary band $92,598 to $106,886
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
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.
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.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The Lead Advisor, Whānau Engagement will have a key leadership role to support Māori achieving education success as Māori across Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast . This role works closely with the Strategic Advisor Māori to operationalise Ka Hikitia Ka Hapaitia, and Whakapūmautia, Papakōwhaitia, Tau ana across our region. The Lead Advisor, Whānau Engagement provides leadership across Te Mahau teams in support of ākonga Māori, and can effectively communicate in a variety of settings, including te ao Māori.
The role of the Lead Advisor will engage, facilitate, and broker support so that:
- Local education services are prompted and supported to engage Māori learners and whānau and provide high quality services to them
- Māori learners and whānau are supported to engage/re-engage with local education services and access education and wellbeing support to apply an equity lens to support Māori learners and whānau
- Māori learners and whānau are aware of the range and scale of education and wellbeing services that are available to them (including skills training and employment pathways) and know how to request them
- Have a solution focussed practice in place when Māori learners and whānau are not able to access services and entitlements that they seek.
For more information on this position, please read through the attached Job Description
We also offer:
- Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported
- A range of employee network groups
- An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey
- Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments
- Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful in this role you should have:
- Advanced ability to work collaboratively with iwi / mana whenua and Māori organisations to develop local solutions
- In-depth understanding of Ka Hikitia and the implications for the education sector
- Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent level of practical experience required in the education sector
You can demonstrate relevant experience in:
- Ability to contribute to the design and implementation of Ministry strategic and operational procedures
- Sound project management skills and experience including procurement and contracting experience
- Building relationships and partnerships to achieve shared outcomes.
Mātau rōpū ake | About our ministry, group, and team
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally, and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whanau. To better deliver on this, we are currently undergoing an organisational design change. The transition phase to improve the way we deliver our purpose will be complete in 2023.
For additional information on the changes we are embarking on, please visit here.
Te pūtake me te kawenga | Our purpose and role
Te Mahau | Te Tai Runga (South) 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 and education advice and regulation functions for schools and early learning services. As a frontline group we develop and harness existing relationships with communities at the regional and local level through the Directors of Education, including deep relationships with iwi and hapū. Our Directors of Education have the lead role and relationship with early learning, kōhanga, school and kura, and this means they will be across all the services we provide at a local level.
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.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and CV by using the ‘apply' button 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.
We are an organisation that values its staff and provides opportunity for personal development.
Apply online via https://jobs.education.govt.nz/. Applications via email will not be considered.
For further information please contact Shane Winterton on 03 539 1506 or email email@example.com,nz
Applications close Wednesday, 7 June 2023
We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Lead Advisor Whanau Engagement - Te Mahua - April 2023.pdf (PDF, 268KB)
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