Senior Advisor – School Funding

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Policy/Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: EDU/1431891
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor – School Funding
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Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome. 

  • Fixed Term – 2 years
  • Deliver school funding calculations, approvals and payments for schools
  • Provide quality analysis, advice and reporting to ensure appropriate policies and processes are being followed
  • Enjoy the challenge of working in a dynamic, ever changing and fast paced environment

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 us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

About the role

The main focus of this role is to deliver school funding calculations, approvals and payments for schools.  This includes providing high quality data analysis and reporting to support planning and decision-making, providing informed, insightful and constructive advice in response to funding queries.  You will also contribute to a range of project initiatives to ensure appropriate policies, processes and systems are in place to support the school funding function. 

Please note that there is more information available in the attached Job Description.

About you

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Awesome Excel skills and a passion for working with numbers
  • Experience in data analysis and in presenting and reporting on data
  • An aptitude for solving problems and taking advantage of opportunities
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Great people skills
  • A can-do attitude with a focus on continuous improvement.

In return we can offer you interesting and challenging work, a great team culture and the ability to develop and grow your career.

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 Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight – Sunday 24 November 2019.