Advisor ECE Regulations and Planning

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    Education in New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    17 hours ago
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Adviser role – Early Childhood Group


Wellington CBD

In the Early Childhood Education Resourcing and Operations Group we really care about New Zealand’s youngest group of learners. We are looking for someone who share our passion.

Our job is to empower the early learning sector to meet standards in a system that drives continuous improvement and accountability. We do this through a mix of:

  • Advice and guidance
  • Support to regional staff making licensing and certification decisions
  • Contracting of service providers to raise participation and quality
  • Clarifying interpretations and determine impacts on new legislation
  • Translating policy into practice.
  • Do you want to make a difference?

    Your core skills must include critical thinking, problem solving and a collaborative way of working. You will be action focused, enjoy working with others, want to make a difference. Knowledge and experience in early learning service is not essential. The ability to speak te reo Māori and competence in working with Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and/or Pacific communities is highly valued.

    As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the guiding principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our work for and with Māori learners, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

    We have great people who bring enthusiasm, energy and intellectual curiosity. We work in a fast-paced environment. That’s code for, there’s always a lot to do! So, you will also be good at planning, prioritising and juggling. 

    If you want to make a difference for young New Zealanders, and you want an opportunity to contribute to new thinking, then we are listening.

    Among the skills you will bring:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field or significant practical experience
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • A sound understanding of relationship management, preferably within an education context or working with Māori providers or non-government organisations
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a diverse group of contacts
  • Ability to work toward results, demonstrate judgement, consult and seek advice where necessary
  • Understand the relationship between policy intent and the range and combination of tools available for implementation
  • Have the ability to assess the opportunities, risks, feasibility, costs and benefits of operational policy design options to contribute to business cases.
  • Applications close on 4 December 2020