Early Childhood Education (ECE) Senior Advisor

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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Nelson
  • Date Advertised: 08-MAY-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1461289
  • Job Title: Early Childhood Education (ECE) Senior Advisor
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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Senior Advisor – Fixed Term till December 31 2020

Based in Nelson

Secondment from an education provider will be considered.


Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.


Do you have a passion for improving educational outcomes for children and their families? Are you currently in the education sector and ready to experience another setting? If you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all learners, particularly Māori and Pacific, and are enthusiastic and committed to building collaborative relationships and open to new ways to do things differently, we could have a role for you.

Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education. We are working differently with the sector and communities so that our education system can deliver the best outcomes for children and whānau.

The Ministry’s highest priorities are to raise achievement for all. Participation in quality early learning is a priority. This role will give you the opportunity to work collaboratively with the sector, parents, families and whānau and communities to develop local solutions that will increase participation and improve quality early learning provision.

Senior Advisors take a lead role in the licensing, certification of early childhood education (ECE) services and participation initiatives. This requires excellent relationship management skills and an in depth knowledge of the education sector at a senior level.

If you are able to evidence your experience in the following areas we would like to hear from you:

  • The confidence to work across a diverse range of services and contexts.
  • Strong networks and experience working with the ECE sector including Māori medium and Pacific ECE services.
  • Have experience in assessing information to make objective judgments against criteria and recommending courses of action.
  • Have the ability to analyse complex issues to produce clear and succinct written work with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Have experience in dealing with complex relationships, including influencing and negotiation skills.
  • A qualification in early learning is desirable.

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.

The successful candidate appointed to the Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast region will be based in the Nelson Office. They will join a supportive and performance-driven team environment.

This is a full time, fixed term position until December the 31st 2020. If you are already working for an education provider or agency we may be able to offer a secondment.


If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.  You can view a job description above.  For further information please contact Simon Blatchford, Manager Education on 027 605 0003 or simon.blatchford@education.govt.nz

Applications close on 17th of May 2020