Education Advisor (Network)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Category: Government & Defence
  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1454838
  • Job Title: Education Advisor (Network)
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Education Advisor (Network)

Sector Enablment and Support 


  • Permanent
  • Hamilton

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

Sector Enablement and Support teams around the country work closely with the Early Childhood and Schooling sectors, providers, and communities to provide support, expertise and resources to help children and young people reach their full potential.

We also directly provide Learning Support for around 40,000 children and young people.

This is an exciting time to be part of the Ministry of Education as we begin working towards implementing the recommendations of the Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce report. These have a focus on providing more frontline support closer to schools to give every child the best chance to succeed.

You will be part of a team which works directly with senior leaders, boards of trustees and Communities of Learning to achieve successful educational outcomes for all students, with a particular focus on realising the potential of Māori students and Pasifika students.

About this role

The Waikato network team provides advice and guidance in relation to the changing demographics within a region. This is used to ensure that the Ministry is able to plan for and respond effectively to demand, enabling seamless pathways for all learners in a range of settings including mainstream, Māori Medium and those requiring additional learning support while maximising usage of the network of schools.

As Education Advisor (Network) you will help to determine the most appropriate solutions to meet current and projected demand,which may include the development of an enrolment scheme, additional classrooms or planning for a new school.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need the following skills:

  • In-depth understanding of factors influencing education performance and student achievement and participation, knowledge of curriculum delivery and assessment
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with student achievement and demographic data to determine needs, priorities and results
  • The ability to build and maintain successful relationships
  • Experience in developing and implementing projects and in contract management
  • The ability to contribute to the regional goal for Māori achieving and enjoying educational success as Māori and to work confidently with schools and kura in both Māori medium and mainstream contexts

You will also have:

  • An understanding of the relevance of identity, language  and culture for Māori, Pacific people and students with special education needs;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • A methodical and systematic approach to work whilst being solution focused
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
  • A valid drivers’ licence

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 Alison Harold at +64 7 8587311


Applications close on 22 March 2020.