At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.
We get the job done – Ka oti i a mātou ngā mahi
We are respectful, we listen, we learn – He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou
We back ourselves and others to win – Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake kia wikitoria
We work together for maximum impact – Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui tonu
Great results are our bottom line – Ko ngā huanga tino pai ā mātou whāinga mutunga
About our team
The Early Learning & Student Achievement Group (ELSA)
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 & Progress
The role of the Pathways & Progress group is to set the 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 co-designs and co‑develops innovative approaches to achieve policy intentions, plans successful implementation strategies and monitors to ensure a return on investment.
About the role
The Senior Adviser (Curriculum Leads) is responsible for ensuring there is coherent, successful implementation of up to 40 curriculum leads to support local curriculum design marau ā kura with an initial focus on wellbeing.
We are looking for people who are able to work at pace and manage set tasks and projects, as well as notice pressure points and take the initiative to resolve them. Your personal qualities will include taking pride in producing written work and other forms of communication of the highest quality every time, and you have a proven ability to get the job done. You have the kind of interpersonal savviness that means you relate well with all kinds of people. Your background experience and skills contribute to the team providing high quality services to the sector and across the ministry.
You have a good understanding of the national curriculum, including Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Whāriki. You understand and know how to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
We are looking for people who have experience engaging with complex stakeholders, have in depth knowledge of curriculum, and is competent and comfortable engaging with Māori and/or Pacific kaiako and communities in culturally appropriate ways.
If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.
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 Kahukura Hill on +64 4 463 2503 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close on 9 February 2021.