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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1510157
  • Job Title: Adviser
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Adviser – Sector Capability

Pathways & Progress – Early Learning and Student Achievement


About us

At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.


We get the job done – Ka oti i a mātou ngā mahi

We are respectful, we listen, we learn – He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou

We back ourselves and others to win – Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake kia wikitoria

We work together for maximum impact – Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui tonu


Great results are our bottom line – Ko ngā huanga tino pai ā mātou whāinga mutunga


About our team

The Early Learning & Student Achievement Group (ELSA)

The Early Learning and Student Achievement Group sets the system-level learning for every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for New Zealand.  


About Pathways & Progress

The role of the Pathways & Progress group is to set the direction for what students learn, how they progress and how school leaders and teachers can achieve that for every child and student across school years 1 to 13.  The group uses evidence and educational trends to design targeted solutions, resources, tools and services that lift educational achievement for all.  The group co-designs and co‑develops innovative approaches to achieve policy intentions, plans successful implementation strategies and monitors to ensure a return on investment.


About the role

The Adviser supports the design, development and implementation of teaching and learning initiatives to support students to lift achievement.

The role will be based with the Sector Capability Team which is focused on building a skilled teaching workforce through a range of professional learning opportunities.  The Sector Capability Team works with the sector to identify trends and opportunities in order to co-design new initiatives, while managing existing contracts and evaluating the impact of our Professional Learning providers and contractors.


About you

We are looking for people who takes a collaborative and agile approach to applying skills and working with team members and customers. 


To be successful in the role, you will have or be able to develop a breadth of skills across the following team capabilities;

  • Digital skills
  • Content development and publishing expertise including user experience
  • Knowledge of optimal channels and deployment
  • Knowledge of Māori medium education settings
  • Cultural and diversity awareness
  • Contract management, procurement and IP knowledge
  • Business analysis and requirements gathering


If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.


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.

Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.


For further information please contact Kahukura Hill on +64 4 463 2503 or email on


Applications close on 12 February 2021.