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Senior Advisor

Tertiary Education Commission
Job Category:
Project managers
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

If you're looking for an exciting role that allows you to support learners to achieve their aspirations, then come and join us at the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). We truly believe in the transformational benefits of education and vocational training and as a result we invest $3 billion a year in tertiary education and training.

As one of the Teams within our Delivery Directorate, the Projects and Planning team champions our organisational planning culture and delivers exceptional customer service to stakeholders.  The team is focussed on working across the business by providing business planning support to the TEC and supporting investment round and Fees Free management and processes. 

We are looking for a Planning Senior Advisor to join the team to develop, maintain and coordinate the business plan for the Delivery directorate, through consultation with all relevant groups.


What will you be doing?

  • Leading the coordination of the Fees Free annual work stream and timeline.
  • Working with the appropriate managers and staff to develop the content and approach required. 
  • Coordinating Fees Free governance as the secretariat.
  • Drafting and coordinating Delivery Directorate reporting as a part of enterprise planning and the corporate accountability process.

What will you bring to the role?

  • A qualification and or relevant experience in a discipline that provides a sound management framework for business planning i.e. business analyst.
  • Highly effective business planning skills and experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Project or similar and Visio to at least intermediate skill level
  • Critical and logical business thinking skills
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated continuous improvement philosophy, both from an internal and external customer perspective
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Highly developed written skills in technical business writing
  • Strong coordination and organisation skills

What will you get in return?

  • An opportunity to work at for a vibrant, professional and friendly team, who truly believe they make a difference; who are passionate about using effective planning to better support our internal and external stakeholders
  • A supportive manager, keen to invest in your professional development.
  • $93 - $108+, depending on relevant experience.


Applications close Thursday 23 January 2020. If this sounds of interest, please apply now. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact

The TEC committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. We look forward to your application.

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