Lead Adviser – Curriculum

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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 17-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1496481
  • Job Title: Lead Adviser – Curriculum
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Lead Adviser – Curriclum


  • Permanent, Fulltime
  • 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 

ELSA – Early Learning and Student Achievement 

The Early Learning and Student Achievement Group sets the system-level learning for every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for New Zealand.  


About this role

We are seeking a Lead Adviser to support the new Wellbeing initiative.  They will join a team who will be responsible for the development of curriculum products that will support early learning, kōhanga reo, schools and kura, and will provide the key tools to support the work of the new Wellbeing Curriculum Leads.

The Lead Adviser will develop business processes, frameworks, and models that support improved design, delivery and implementation practice and ensure the sector is supported with the appropriate tools, resources and guidance.


About you

We are looking for a Lead Adviser with the following capabilities:

  • Deep Knowledge and understanding of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
  • Experience in working in Māori medium settings preferable.
  • Proficiency in te reo Māori.
  • Proficiency with implementation of curriculum products.
  • Ability to work quickly and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience in design thinking and co design processes desirable.
  • A team player who has experience in working collaboratively across a range of diverse audiences and needs
  • Is a thought leader who can traverse their leadership skills and understanding across Te Whāriki, including Te Whāriki a te Kōhanga Reo, The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa


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, and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.

For further information, please contact Kahukura Hill on +64 4 463 2503 or email kahukura.hill@education.govt.nz.

Applications close Midnight – 6 December 2020.