Advisors – Operational Practice & Funding

  • Company:
    Education in New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Fixed term or Secondment opportunities – fulltime (6 months)
  • Flexible working arrangements  
  • 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, manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,100 schools with a book value of $19.6 billion, the largest payroll in the country, and transportation of over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

    Our vision for school property is that all schools have quality learning environments as part of a well-managed and sustainable portfolio that helps deliver equitable and excellent outcomes for every child. 

    The Operational Practice & Funding team provides support to the Property Delivery teams within EIS. We are responsible for providing staff with the tools and resources they need to deliver quality advice and assistance to schools and suppliers. The team is also responsible for managing property related funding. 

    About the roles  

    We have a number of Advisor opportunities to support business critical functions while a new Portfolio Management Office is being established. 

    In these roles you will support the Operational Practice Framework that drives continuous improvement and consistency, supports staff professional judgement and sound decision making, and provides best-practice information for Property Delivery staff to deliver property services to schools. You will also assist with the implementation of operational policy across Property Delivery and support the School Funding Team’s functions and responsibilities.

    The purpose of these roles is to:

  • Support practice improvement initiatives and the implementation of operational policy
  • Provide advice and support to Property Delivery teams in response to queries about operational policy, practice, and funding
  • Support the roll out of changes to policies, strategies, and practices
  • Support the management of property related funding. 
  • About you  

    This is a great opportunity if you are passionate about quality service delivery and enjoy working autonomously in a fast paced ever changing work environment. 

    You will be able to offer:

  • Proven expertise in the development of practice standards and guidance
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Critical thinking, analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience in Excel, and ability to analyse and report on data. 
  • Do you enjoy working collaboratively to develop tools and resources which support front-line staff to do their day-to-day work? Do you have a passion for detail and enjoy working in a busy and varied work environment?

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

    Applications close midnight – Sunday 18 April 2021.