Lead Advisor

  • Company:
    Education in New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    7 hours ago
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Lead Advisor, Network and School Delivery –  Sector Enablement and Support

  • Permanent F/T
  • Mātauranga House, 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 schools, wharekura, education providers, and communities.

    About this role

    The Lead Advisor provides expert knowledge and strategic oversight of activity within the Network and School Delivery group. The Lead Advisor provides high-level support to the Associate Deputy Secretary – Network and School Delivery, supporting them by leading key initiatives and resolving priority issues. 

    The Lead Advisor works closely with Regional Directors of Education and their teams to understand what is needed to support the implementation of initiatives at an operational level.

    About you

    We are looking for someone who is responsive, persistent 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
  • Be an experienced team player with the ability to monitor and strengthen team cohesion and performance
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
  • You’ll be joining a high-performing team with a culture of constructive open-minded debate and working together to make an impact. 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.