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Education Advisor

NZ Ministry of Education
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Education Advisor

Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū

Full-time permanent position based in palmerston North or New Plymouth 


An awesome opportunity has arisen for dynamic and innovative education professional 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 Pacific people? If you're someone enthusiastic and committed to creating successful educational pathways and building collaborative relationships, this could be the role for you.

This role will give you the opportunity to directly work with Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, Boards of Trustees and senior leaders on strengthening education performance.  

Your key priorities will include:

  • Working with Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako individual kura/schools to significantly improve their student achievement and the systems and infrastructure that support this.
  • Using detailed analysis of schools/kura performance and student achievement to influence change and maximise education outcomes for students.
  • Brokering support for schools/kura where potential is identified - this may include building capability and strengthening governance and management, regulatory compliance, curriculum, monitoring and assessment, student and whānau, family and community engagement.

To be successful in this role you will need to be an exceptional communicator with proven skills in building and managing strong, effective relationships.

You will also have:

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with student achievement and demographic data;
  • An understanding of the relevance of identity, language and culture for Māori, Pacific people and students with special education needs;
  • Successful experience working with school leaders, Boards of Trustees or Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako to strengthen school practice and raise student achievement;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 

Please review the attached Position Description and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button.

For further information please contact Rae Karipa at or phone 027 296 2195.


Applications close: Sunday 30 September 2018

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