Principal Adviser

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Education
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 11-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: EDU/1432164
  • Job Title: Principal Adviser
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Principal Adviser

Sector Enablement and Support

Based in Christchurch



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


We are the Government’s lead advisor on education. Each day, we work to create and deliver policies, infrastructure and systems, to help children and students succeed. We need people like you – dedicated, passionate, innovative and driven – to help us continue to make a difference by inspiring and raising education achievements for every New Zealander.


We are looking for a Principal Adviser to support the Director of Education for Canterbury Chatham Islands across a wide range of activities which particular focus on providing strategic advice in relation to national and regional priorities, and supporting links with the education sector and other social sector agencies partnering with the Ministry to deliver significant government initiatives in this area.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • provide sound project management skills and experience
  • identify, shape and strategically lead programmes of work in response to the region’s key performance areas
  • provide operational management and communications
  • collate information and data to report change impact, business performance, risks, opportunities, trends, and success indicators in the regions


The Principal Adviser will report directly to the Director of Education, and will have strong connections to staff across the region, as well as with staff in the Ministry’s National Office and other Principal Advisers around the country.  


This position requires a strong can do attitude, with an ability to balance the needs and priorities of different groups and initiatives. A drive for results and achievement is also necessary both in the day-to-day operations of the area, as well as in identifying and progressively improving activities and services.


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.


This is a permanent full-time appointment. For further information please contact Ann-Maree Fuller .


Applications close Friday 22nd November 2019.