Advisor – Governance, Commissioning and Mininsterials

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  • Category: Government & Defence
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1510407
  • Job Title: Advisor – Governance, Commissioning and Mininsterials
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Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.


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 team

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.

The Office of the Deputy Secretary supports Senior Management; facilitating effective communication processes with Ministry Senior Leadership and Ministers’ Offices, and leading planning and reporting processes.


About this role

This is an ideal role for a confident and capable Coordinator/Administrator looking to take their next step. You will work as part of a small, agile and responsive team that are responsible for the efficient commissioning and co-ordination of quality and timely ministerials and information requests across Early Learning and Student Achievement.

In any given day the team processes correspondence, Official Information Act requests, information requests from Ministers, written and oral parliamentary questions, media queries, select committee questions and Estimates and Annual Review material.

In addition to this BAU work, the team is also responsible for delivering high quality and timely advice to the Deputy Secretary and the teams within the Business Group, to achieve strategic and operational objectives.


About you

Our successful applicant will have a strong coordination/administration background and will be comfortable working in a challenging and fast-paced environment. With a desire to take on a new challenge, you’ll be able to manage multiple priorities at once and will be eager to learn new skills and undertake new areas of work.

 The following skills and experience would also be advantageous:

  • Strong written communication skills
  • Public sector experience
  • Experience working with subject matter experts, members of senior leadership and Ministers’ Offices
  • Expertise in parliamentary processes, the Machinery of Government and the Official Information Act.
  • The 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 description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.

For further information please contact Natasha Simpson on 


Applications close midnight Sunday 14 Feburary 2021.