Senior Adviser

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy/Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 22-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: EDU/1428540
  • Job Title: Senior Adviser
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  • Summary:

Senior Adviser School Governance


  • Permanent role
  • Based in 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

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.

The School Governance team provides expert advice and support for school boards of trustees, national oversight of statutory interventions, and school planning and reporting.


About this role

You will need:

  • experience in managing projects
  • strong organisational skills
  • experience in working co-operatively with others to solve problems or complete tasks
  • sound judgment, as well as well-developed analytical and evidence-based decision making skills.


About you

We are looking for a customer-focused and organised person who can use their influencing and skills to achieve positive outcomes.  Your role will contribute to the overall work of the School Governance team.

You will also offer:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience.
  • knowledge and understanding of school governance in New Zealand schools
  • the ability to provide quality advice and guidance on the implications of legislation and regulations, particularly in relation to school governance
  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.

You’ll be joining a small, high-performing team with a culture of constructive open-minded debate and working together to make an impact.


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.


There is more information in the job description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.


For further information, please contact Doug Ferry at 04 463 8262 or


Applications close on 8 November 2019.