Senior Education Adviser

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 days ago
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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 18-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1504932
  • Job Title: Senior Education Adviser
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Senior Education Adviser


Canterbury – Christchurch or Timaru based


Do you want to make a positive difference for our children and young people and value variety and challenge in your work?  Are you or have you been in the education or related sector and ready to make another career move? If you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all learners, particularly Māori and Pasifika, and are enthusiastic and committed to building collaborative relationships and open to new ways to do things differently, we could have a role for you.


We have a great opportunity for the right person to join our Canterbury & Chatham Islands Education Team at the Ministry of Education. There is the option to be based out of either our Christchurch or Timaru office.


We will give you the opportunity to work directly with senior leaders, boards of trustees and Communities of Learning to achieve successful educational outcomes for all students, with a particular focus on realising the potential of Māori students and Pasifika students. You must be able to influence others and be able to back this up with knowledge, skills and experience in improving student engagement and achievement. A part of this role will involve casework to support some of the most disadvantaged and disengaged students in our community.


You will have an appropriate tertiary qualification, a good understanding of legislation relevant to education and, in your role, will bring expertise in:


  • Building and maintaining successful relationships
  • Using your analytical and evaluative skills to work with data and information to solve complex problems and make decisions
  • An understanding of the barriers to engagement
  • Working with others to support and implement change initiatives.


If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. 

For more information please contact Vanessa Goodwin at

Applications close Sunday 31 January.