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Education Advisor

NZ Ministry of Education
Job Category:
Nelson - Marlborough
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Education Advisor

Based in Nelson


Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.


Do you have a passion for improving educational outcomes for children and their families? Are you currently in the education sector and ready to take another career move? If you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all learners including Māori and Pacific, and are enthusiastic and committed to building collaborative relationships and open to new ways to do things differently, we could have a role for you.

Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education. We are working differently with the sector and communities so that our education system can deliver the best outcomes for children and whānau.

We have a great opportunity for the right person to join our Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast Team at the Ministry of Education.


We will give you the opportunity to work directly with senior leaders, boards of trustees and Communities of Learning to achieve successful educational outcomes for all students, with a particular focus on realising the potential of Māori students and Pasifika students. You must be able to influence others with knowledge, skills and experience in improving student engagement and achievement.


You will have appropriate experience including a tertiary qualification, and expertise in:


  • Building and sustaining successful relationships
  • Using your analytical and evaluative skills to work with data and information to solve complex problems and make decisions
  • An understanding of the barriers to engagement
  • Working with others to support and implement change initiatives.


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.


The successful candidate appointed permanently to the Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast region will be based in the Nelson Office. They will join a supportive and performance-driven team environment.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button.  You can view a job description above. 


For further information please contact Simon Blatchford, Manager Education on 027 605 0003 or


Applications close on 26th January 2020.

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