Lead Advisor – &#256konga M&#257ori

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  • Category: Government & Defence
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1481766A
  • Job Title: Lead Advisor – &#256konga M&#257ori
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Lead Advisor - Ākonga Māori


Permanent, Full Time


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


Want to make a difference to New Zealand’s future through education?

E hiahia ana koe ki te tāpae āwhina ki Aotearoa mō ngā rā kei mua, mā roto i te mātauranga?

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

Secondary Tertiary team sits within the Early Learning and Student Achievement Group (ELSA) and covers the transition from senior secondary through to tertiary and employment.

ELSA works to make learning and teaching relevant, real and valued. We deliver and maintain critical services for the education sector to support responsive learner pathways from early childhood into further education, training, the workforce and society.  ELSA performs a crucial role working between the strategy and policy teams, and the sector facing functions. The Secondary Tertiary team is responsible for operational policy, curriculum and support programmes for Year 11-13 learners, and the secondary-tertiary interface. This includes senior secondary curriculum, NCEA (including the ongoing NCEA Review and preparing for the Review of Achievement Standards) and secondary-tertiary programmes.


About the role

The Lead Advisor, Ākonga Māori provides a Te Ao Māori lens on concurrent programmes. They lead design and development of curriculum, teaching, and learning initiatives for senior secondary education to support a smooth transition to further education and the world of work. The Lead Adviser leads policy, from design through to implementation, and on the design and delivery of curriculum and assessment content. Lead Advisers ensure a deliberate focus on equitable student achievement is maintained by providing thought leadership and guidance in English and Māori medium education. They ensure best practice pedagogy is used to inform initiative design, development, delivery and measurement.


Who are we looking for?                                                                                              

Kei te kimi mātou i a wai?

The person we seek will be agile and adept at handling ambiguity and complexity. Our ideal candidate will take pride in producing high quality work, be an innovative thinker, have leadership skills and will be comfortable working independently to achieve defined objectives. The person will be sensitive to cultural values and have a good understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

They will have sharp interpersonal skills, superior writing skills, and will be comfortable working with a diverse range of stakeholders and representing the Ministry. 

Ideally, our successful applicant will also have:

  • Exposure to or fluency in Te Reo Māori and an understanding of principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and their implications on operational policy within the education sector
  • Experience with Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and communities and relationships with Māori based professional or recognised organisations and groups
  • A tertiary qualification or minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Secondary teaching experience or experience in policy, operational policy, change and implementation, curriculum / service design or education in general.


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.

If this opportunity interests you, apply now using “Apply online” button. You can view a job description above, or for further information please contact Emily Fairless, 04 44632815 or email Emily.fairless@education.govt.nz


Applications close Midnight – Sunday 14th Feburary 2021.