Advisor – Operational Practice and Funding

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Policy/Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: EDU/1431889
  • Job Title: Advisor – Operational Practice and Funding
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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. 

  • Fixed Term – 2 years
  • Work collaboratively across teams to support front line staff and deliver key business functions
  • Use your great writing and people skills to develop and map processes and practices
  • Enjoy the challenge of a dynamic and fast paced environment and be part of a high-performing team

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 us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

About the role

The main focus of this role is to support the Operational Practice Framework which drives continuous improvement, consistency, robust and sound decision making and best practice.  This supports our front line teams to deliver service excellence and quality advice to schools and suppliers and to support the property project funding process.   You will also support the property project funding process and school funding team functions.

Please note that there is more information available in the attached Job Description.

About you

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • An aptitude for solving problems and looking for opportunities for continuous improvement
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Great people skills
  • A can-do attitude with a focus on continuous improvement
  • To enjoy the challenge of a dynamic and fast paced environment.

You’ll be joining a small, high-performing team with a great team culture of working together to make an impact.  If you’re passionate about quality service delivery and enjoy working in a fast paced and ever changing work environment, we can offer you interesting and challenging work and the ability to develop and grow your career.

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 Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight – Sunday 24 November 2019