Lead Adviser – M&#257ori Education

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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 17-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1496398
  • Job Title: Lead Adviser – M&#257ori Education
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Lead Adviser – Māori Education


  • Fixed- term December 2020 – to December 21, 2021
  • Maungawhau Office


Tena koutou katoa

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

An opportunity exists for a Lead Adviser – Māori Education to join our team based in the Maungawhau office on a fixed term basis.

The Ministry of Education Auckland provides a very friendly and supportive working environment where an emphasis is placed on the development of professional skills and responsive service delivery.  Our teams work closely with the early learning and schooling sectors, providers and communities to provide support, expertise and resources to help children and young people reach their full potential.

The successful applicant may also be required to provide services across the region.


About this role

The Lead Education Adviser – Māori Education works in partnership with schools, kura, early learning services and clusters to identify issues and opportunities to improve equitable outcomes, to problem solve, plan and to broker support. 


About you

To be successful in this role, you’ll be working collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders, developing relationships at a senior level and contributing to area initiatives and project design.  Your knowledge and experience of working in Māori language learning pathways will contribute to the success of the role. 

The successful applicant will:                       

  • have a passion for improving educational achievement for ākonga Māori
  • work in partnership with sector leaders and communities to support them to achieve successful educational outcomes for ākonga Māori is central to the role 
  • support a collaborative, integrated approach to learning across and beyond the Ministry 
  • work collaboratively with leaders in schools/ kura and early learning services to support best practice 
  • be enthusiastic and committed to creating successful educational pathways and building collaborative relationships, able to influence others and to back this up with knowledge, skills and experience in improving ākonga Māori engagement and achievement 
  • build successful relationships with a range of groups and individuals 
  • work with data and information to identify issues and come up with solutions to solve complex problems and make decisions 
  • work with and leading others to implement and support change initiatives 
  • present and facilitate group discussions 
  • have knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand education system and relevant legislation 
  • have an understanding of the relationship between policy intent and the range and combination of tools available for implementing new initiatives 
  • have a current driver’s licence.

The Ministry of Education has an equal opportunities policy and is committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.


Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates with knowledge and experience of working with and for Māori language learning pathways.  


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 Te Iwingaro Dunn at teiwingaro.dunn@education.govt.nz.


Applications close on 30 November 2020.