Principal Adviser – Curriculum

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    Education in New Zealand
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Principal Adviser – Curriculum

Pathways and Progress

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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.

The Ministry of Education is looking to strengthen curriculum, teaching and learning and we’re looking for someone sharp and dynamic with outstanding critical thinking and communication skills, who can take innovative approaches to analysis and evidence work.

About our group and team

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 Pathways and Progress

Pathways and Progress is part of the Early Learning and Student Achievement Group which sets the system-level learning for every child and student in New Zealand and provides the essential interface between the Ministry’s policy and customer facing functions. There is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek to achieve.

The role of the Pathways & Progress group is to set the national direction for what students learn, how they progress, and how school leaders and teachers can achieve that for every child and student across school years 1 to 13.

The group uses evidence and educational trends to design targeted solutions, resources, tools and services that lift educational achievement for all.

The group works closely with the sector to designs and develops innovative initiatives that achieve policy intentions, plan successful implementation strategies and monitor to ensure a return on investment.

About the role

The Principal Adviser, Curriculum leads the development of complex curriculum design and change, to support students to progress and be successful. They provide leadership and guidance about curriculum and assessment across the whole learning pathway, with a particular emphasis on coherence in the senior secondary years.

They lead the design of a rich and responsive curriculum which helps learners develop the competencies they need for study, work and life-long learning. They ensure best practice pedagogy is used to inform curriculum design, development, delivery and assessment of learning.

About the person

We are looking for a Principal Advisor with the following capabilities:

  • has exceptional analytical ability and is experienced in developing innovative, evidence based advice;
  • can establish and lead collaborative working relationships to design and develop initiatives, products and services that will ensure quality outcomes are achieved;
  • An effective and confident communicator
  • can see the big picture and translate that to others, ensuring coherency to individual pieces of work and across the work programme;
  • has background knowledge and expertise in curriculum and assessment (essential)
  • has the kind of political savviness that makes you a trusted adviser on government policy; and
  • is able to work at pace and be agile in managing multiple priorities.