Senior Advisor Early Learning Pacific Services

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    Education in New Zealand
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    negotiable / month
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    2 weeks ago
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Early Learning Senior Adviser – Pacific Services

Full time, Fixed term until June 2024

Hawke’s Bay / Tairawhiti (Napier Regional Office)

Help shape the future of Education

“Diverse Pacific learners and their families are safe, valued, and equipped to achieve their education aspirations”

Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020

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 this role

The Early Learning Senior Adviser Pacific Services will connect with Pacific early learning centres, including teachers, managers and people in governance roles, to build trusted relationships that support the aspirations and goals of the services for their learners and the aspirations and goals of the families and communities using the early learning services.

The role of the Early Learning Senior Adviser is to foster support for education opportunities that meet the needs of Pacific children and young people, families and communities, including supporting early learning settings and schools to proactively respond to the learning needs of their Pacific learners and families.

The Early Learning Senior Adviser will:

  • have a deep understanding of Pacific communities and the early learning education sector.
  • Implement practices in the Ministry that give life to a partnership with Pacific communities and provide advice for future implementation.
  • Provide leadership, information and advice to build partnership with Pacific communities and organisations to improve educational success for Pacific by Pacific.
  • About you

    You will be experienced in working from a Pacific perspective to establish effective relationships and support for and with Pacific communities. As an Early Learning Senior Adviser Pacific Services, you will have a passion for developing partnerships with the diverse Pacific communities and experience bringing a Pacific approach to influence change.

    You need to be able to build sustainable relationships and partnerships across the organisation and have established relationships with Pacific communities and providers. A passion for working in a Pacific environment is essential. You have a strong understanding of Pacific people, education and community. 

    To be successful in the role you will:

  • require a passion for working in a team that prioritises building equity for Pacific success as Pacific.
  • actively support sustainable partnerships between Pacific communities, the education sector and providers that give effect to aspirations.
  • have sound knowledge of governance and management.
  • understand and support Pacific to define success for Pacific.
  • seek opportunities to practise and build skills of critical reflection, critical planning and critical action in order to challenge and disrupt racism and enable racial equity.
  • supports Pacific perspectives (identity, language and culture), principles and practices and apply these throughout the work programme.
  • prioritise building great relationships and partnerships with people at all levels of the organisation
  • have a team mindset and flexibility to work across multiple workstreams to achieve the group outcomes and priorities.
  • adapt to working in a fast-paced environment
  • be willing to travel and work across Ministry regions be competent in using a range of computer programmes and technologyhave excellent communication skills, written and verbalhave the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and understand the unique relationship between tangata whenua and Pacific communites (tuakana/teina).
  • You will be joining a growing team who are passionate about changing the way we work to lift outcomes for Pacific learners, and committed to building transparent, ongoing partnerships that enable us to keep Pacific learners at the heart of everything we do.