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Education Adviser - Schooling

NZ Ministry of Education
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Fixed-Term Positions 2017 in the Wellington Region


Potential Secondment Opportunity – Secondments are on existing terms and conditions of employment


An awesome opportunity has arisen for dynamic and innovative education professionals to join our fantastic regional team. This is a unique opportunity to play a part in championing 21st century teaching and learning and positively influencing change in schools and kura.


Do you like variety and challenge? Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly Māori and Pasifika? If you’re someone enthusiastic and committed to creating successful educational pathways and building collaborative relationships, this could be the role for you.


Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education. We are in the midst of a positive change initiative that’s setting a platform for New Zealand’s young learners to be the best they can be. Our vision is ultimately about ensuring children succeed personally and achieve academically, so in years to come they are productive, valued and competitive in the world. We want New Zealand and New Zealanders to lead globally.


This role will give you the opportunity to directly work with senior leaders and Boards of Trustees to achieve successful educational outcomes for all students. You must be able to influence others and be able to back this up with knowledge, skills and experience in improving student engagement and achievement.


To be successful in this role you will need to be great at:

  • Building and maintaining successful relationships
  • Using your evaluative skills to work with data and information to solve complex problems and make decisions
  • Working with others to support and implement change initiatives


We are looking for people who may have additional expertise in:

  • Knowledge and successful experience in leadership and curriculum development at secondary school level.
  • Strategies and initiatives that support student attendance and retention.


As part of your application please include a cover letter together with CV and the names of two referees, addressed to Andrea Williams, Manager Education, Sector Enablement and Support Wellington Region, Ministry of Education.


If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.  You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Des James on 04 463 2845.


Applications close on Monday 12 December 2016