Senior Adviser

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  • Category: Government & Defence
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1492674
  • Job Title: Senior Adviser
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  • Permanent, full-time
  • National Office, Wellington


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


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.


About our group and team

The Early Learning and Student Achievement (ELSA) group is a key part of the Ministry, with over 300 staff. It sets system-level learning standards and supports education leaders to lift progress and achievement for all children and young people. The group achieves this by advising on New Zealand’s curricula, the provision of personalised learning pathways, and a quality and sustainable education workforce.

At the heart of our work is making sure that every day, in every early learning service, kōhanga reo, school, and kura, the education workforce and curriculum delivery is world class, and focused on what New Zealanders need for their best future.

Within ELSA, the Teacher Supply team is about having the right teachers in the right place at the right time, across NZ. The Teacher Supply programme is responsible for the design and implementation of a range of initiatives/ projects, and interfaces with stakeholders and functional groups within and beyond the Ministry.


About this role

The Senior Adviser, Teacher Supply provides expert advice and supports a team that is focused on lifting the number, diversity and calibre of the education workforce, using workforce data to tailor existing initiatives or to establish and shape the direction of new projects and initiatives.

The Senior Adviser uses their capabilities, project management skills, analytical skills and understanding of the Ministry’s systems to determine how best to establish, design, implement, monitor and deliver effective Teacher Supply initiatives.


About you

As an experienced Senior Adviser, you will have the ability to lead collaborative working relationships to design and develop initiatives, products and services that will ensure quality outcomes are achieved. Your sound critical thinking and problem-solving skills will enable you to interpret research and data from a wide range of sources and use the information to design and implement teacher supply initiatives.


You will also bring:

  • Strong government experience
  • Proven ability to build trusted and effective stakeholder relationships
  • Essential project management skills to lead, design and develop programmes and initiatives
  • An analytical mind-set
  • Strong business writing skills (essential)
  • An understanding of the context of the education system and the needs of English medium and Māori medium in schools
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.


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.


Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.


For further information, please contact


Applications close Midnight – Sunday 15 November 2020.