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Senior Advisor - Maori Education

NZ Ministry of Education
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 Senior Adviser - Māori Education

Sector Enablement and Support Wellington Region

Permanent full time position in the Wellington Region

Based in the Lower Hutt office

Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly for Māori? Are you currently in the education sector and need a new challenge. 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 is a unique opportunity to play a part in championing 21st century teaching and learning and positively influencing change in schools and kura.  

This role will give you the opportunity to directly work with Boards of Trustees, senior leaders and Communities of Learning on strengthening education performance.  The role will have a particular focus on schools with high Māori rolls including kura kaupapa Māori, kura ā iwi and dual medium settings.  You will be working as part of the Ministry's regional team, using evidence and data on student achievement to work with schools and kura to strengthen educational performance.

You will have an understanding of factors influencing achievement and participation for Māori students with currency in curriculum delivery, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, and experience in Māori medium contexts. 

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with student achievement data to determine needs and priorities
  • An ability to develop strong working relationships both within and outside the Ministry to support and implement change initiatives
  • Understanding of Te reo Māori me ona tikanga with a level of fluency that enables you to communicate effectively when required at a level acceptable to the audience
  • An understanding of Ka Hikitia, the Pasifika Education Plan and Success for All and how these documents impact on the work
  • Successful experience of working with Māori students and communities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


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 19th August 2018. 

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