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Principal Advisor Secondary Transitions

NZ Ministry of Education
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Hawkes Bay
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Principal Adviser Secondary Transitions Hawke's Bay / Tairāwhiti



  • Fulltime 12 month fixed term position
  • based in the Napier Ministry of Education office


About our Group

The Sector Enablement and Support Group is the key interface between the Ministry and schools, wharekura, secondary tertiary providers and communities.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the outcomes of young people by ensuring better progression from schooling to further education, training and employment.

The Principal Adviser Secondary Transitions is a regionally based specialist providing change, and thought leadership to education sector leaders, assisting them to support learners to move though education to employment.

You'll work with Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako, secondary schools and tertiary education providers to develop new strategies to lift achievement and rates of retention in education, and will help education providers to establish strong local partnerships in order to equip young people to build successful careers.

The current review being undertaken in education may result in parts of this role shifting in focus.


About the person

The Principal Adviser Secondary Transitions will have extensive experience and knowledge in education and/or leadership, and the ability to support professional change at a school and/or tertiary level. Relationships with local employers in region are desirable. We would also expect to see the successful demonstration of project and change management methodologies.

Your personal qualities will include highly honed interpersonal skills, a diplomatic approach, able to adapt to different interaction styles and contexts, in order to facilitate seamlessly between employers, tertiary providers and schools. Along with a natural analytical style to align with your education knowledge.


If this opportunity interests you apply now using “Apply online” button. You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Bianca Burns at


Applications close Midnight - Thursday 18 July 2019.

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