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Advisers (8) Te Reo Māori

NZ Ministry of Education
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Policy & analysis
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Job Description

Multiple Advisers

Te Reo Māori


  • Permanent and fixed-term, full-time roles
  • Wellington


Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and teams

Ko tōku reo tōku māpihi maurea


E toro atu te ringa ki ngā oro puareare o te waokū o Tane te wānanga, koutou kei ngā pureke mowai o te Arareo Māori, e tā mātou uepū reo Māori. Ki te whai wāhi ai koe ki te reo Māori, ki Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, ki Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori, otirā ki te ao Arareo Māori (ngā wāhi whakaako mā te reo Māori mō te nuinga o te wā) tēnā koianei ngā tūranga e tika ana moū. 


Māori language is the essence of culture and as such is an inherited treasure acknowledged through the Treaty of Waitangi. It is through Māori language that the full range of Māori customs can be expressed, practised, and explained.


The purpose and goal of the Te Reo Māori Group is to ensure that all learners who commit to learning in and of the Māori language have access to quality provision and learning experiences. The group is responsible for setting the strategic direction to ensure the growth of te reo Māori, the Māori medium pathway and those learning the language. It is through this learning journey that Māori language learners can access the Māori world and understand their role in it. The Te Reo Māori Group covers the ages 0-18 pathway for students who have committed to the learning of, or learning through, te reo Māori and leading on the Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Te Aho Araki Marau mō te ako i te reo Māori.


There are three teams within the group focused on;

  • Mātauranga Māori - Ensuring Mātauranga Māori is a core component of te reo Māori education
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment - Ensuring the tools and frameworks are in place to support teaching and learning of te reo Māori
  • Achievement, Professional Capabilities and Leadership - Equipping kaiako to develop capabilities needed and provide resources that support the teaching and learning of te reo Māori

About these roles

We have an ever expanding role in supporting the education system to deliver the outcomes for the 400,000 tamariki learning te reo Māori around the country - and the ever increasing workforce engaging with our language within their settings. Therefore we have a number of roles to advertise to help progress our work programme in 2020.

Advisers (two permanent)

We are looking for 2 advisers who are able to support the development of curriculum, teaching and learning initiatives and resources.

They support projects within their respective teams and lead pieces which are integral to enhancing the programmes of work for teachers and learners of Te Reo Māori.

If you have good Māori networks, strong ability to grow and maintain positive relationships with te reo Māori organisations, thrive on supporting the whole education system implement initiatives and are a strong team player- then apply for these roles.

Senior Advisers (one permanent)

The Senior Advisers are responsible for the design, development and implementation of projects focused on 0 -18 year olds learning Te Reo Māori and learning within Kura and / or Māori medium settings. Project management experience, experience engaging with multiple stakeholders, a passion for achievement and knowledge of te ao Māori will help you to succeed in these roles.

Lead Advisers (one 12 month fixed term role)

The Lead Adviser leads the development of substantial and / or complex initiatives for all 0 - 18 year olds learning Te Reo Māori and / or learning in kura and Māori medium settings. They ensure a deliberate focus on student achievement is maintained by providing thought leadership and guidance about proven high quality curriculum and assessment development processes. Strong programme management experience, strong relationship management skills and a political nous are critical to success in this role.

About you

We are looking for a wide range of expertise and stand outs in all of these roles will be someone with sharp thought leadership, ability to coach and mentor others, have an eye for detail displayed in great project management and the managing of many complex initiatives concurrently.

If you have good Māori networks, strong ability to grow and maintain positive relationships with te reo Māori organisations, thrive on supporting the whole education system implement initiatives around achievement and leadership, have experience in raising capability of clusters of the workforce - then apply for this roles.

Te reo Māori fluency isn't needed for this roles, however will be an advantage to help you to succeed and excel in these roles.

Experience & Ability in:


  • Organising - identifying what matters, anticipating next steps, accurately delivering what was commissioned
  • Using project management methodologies and techniques
  • Working at pace to deliver quality work on time
  • Involving others and seeking advice at the right points
  • ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.


As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.


There is more information in the position descriptions attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online' button. If you wish to apply for a number of roles please just indicate this within your cover letter - only one application is required for multiple roles.


For further information, please contact Karepa Wall at


Applications close on 31 January 2020.


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