Lead Advisor- Wh&#257nau Engagement

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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Wanganui
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1510538
  • Job Title: Lead Advisor- Wh&#257nau Engagement
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Lead Adviser – Whānau Engagement


Fixed Term to 30 June 2022



Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tēnā 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

SE&S – Sector Enablement and Support

Our 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.


About this role

This role will support the Director of Education and the Leadership team by;

  • Working alongside iwi, Māori organisations and the education sector to reengage ākonga Māori who have become disengaged from education back into education pathways
  • Source and provide a range of evidence to help iwi, Māori organisations and education providers to find solutions that will encourage ākonga Māori to attend and engage with education
  • Set up and manage any funding agreements that are developed as part of the solution.


About you

If you want to make a difference for ākonga Māori and their whānau to succeed in education this is a great opportunity for you.

To be successful you will have:

  • An understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and their implications for the work of the Ministry
  • Have an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the cultural values and needs of Māori
  • Relevant experience with Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga
  • Te Reo Māori proficiency would be an advantage
  • An understanding of the compulsory sector
  • Develop trusting relationships with our iwi partners
  • Proven experience of building effective stakeholder engagement – recognising the different needs and appropriate approach to working with different stakeholders
  • Ability to quickly identify and mitigate risks and manage strategic linkages with internal and external initiatives
  • Outcome-focused style of working              
  • Great organisation and communication skills and ability to build effective relationships.


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.

More information can be found in the position description attached. If this role sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.


For further information please contact Dianne Wilson on 027 501 4443 or email dianne.wilson@education.govt.nz

Applications close on 17 February 2021.