Chief Advisor, Social Sector

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  • Category: Government & Defence
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 13-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1504867
  • Job Title: Chief Advisor, Social Sector
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Chief Advisor, Social Sector 

  • Fixed term or secondment
  • Wellington

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

Our aim is to put children and young people at the heart of the education system and encourage all New Zealanders to participate in lifelong learning. The Sector Enablement and Support Group is the key interface between the Ministry and early learning schools and kura services me ngā kōhanga reo, education providers, and communities.

About this role

The Chief Advisor provides leadership across Sector Enablement and Support (SE&S)’s contribution to cross agency interventions and programmes of work, ensuring it is well informed by, and joined up with, the rest of the Ministry.

The Chief Advisor leads change through leadership and management that influences and enthuses others through personal advocacy, vision and drive, in collaboration with colleagues.

About you

We are looking for someone who is responsive, persistent, flexible and has a positive attitude.  You will need to be self-driven with excellent professional judgement and with ability to deliver quality work at pace.

To be successful in the role, you’ll be working collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders, developing relationships at senior levels. You’ll be communicating your ideas through high quality written advice, and supporting the wider team to do the same.

You will also:

  • Have proven ability in leading and thinking strategically at an organisational level.
  • Have an understanding of social sector issues and impact on the achievement of outcomes in the education sector.
  • Have experience at a senior leader level in a large public sector organisation.
  • Be an experienced team player with the ability to lead and strengthen team cohesion and performance.
  • Have the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenuatanga.

This role is an integral part of our team, providing support and leading key pieces of work, building relationships across the wider organisation to deliver Ministry priorities.  As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector, and we reflect this commitment in our every-day work.

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.

If you wish to find out more information, please contact Blythe Wood,  If you are interested please submit a CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role. 

Applications close on 26 January 2021