Principal Adviser Secondary Transitions Waikato
Fulltime permanent position based in the Hamilton Ministry of Education office
About our Group
The Sector Enablement and Support Group is the key interface between the Ministry and the sector, working closely with 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 the role
This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the outcomes of young people by ensuring better progression from schooling to further education, training and employment.
The Principal Adviser Secondary Transitions is a regionally based specialist providing change, and thought leadership to education sector leaders, assisting them to support learners to move though education to employment.
You will work across the Waikato with Kāhui Ako (communities of learning), secondary schools and wharekura, and tertiary education providers, to develop new strategies to lift achievement and rates of retention in education. As well as helping education providers to establish strong local partnerships with employers in order to equip young people to build successful careers, supporting their wellbeing and assisting them to have successful lives.
A flexible and agile mindset is important as is experience in change management. We are regularly reviewing and updating our regional work programme to ensure our focus remains directly upon current priorities.
About the person
The Principal Adviser Secondary Transitions will have extensive experience and knowledge in education and/or leadership, and the ability to support professional change in schooling and at a tertiary level. Strong relationships across the community are important, ideally including with local employers, educators and Iwi. We would also expect to see the successful demonstration of project and change management methodologies.
Your personal qualities will include highly honed interpersonal and problem solving skills, and the ability to be innovative and responsive. You will need to be able to evidence experience in building effective stakeholder engagement.
Applications close 30 November 2020.