Senior Education Advisor – Early Childhood Education (ECE)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    6 months ago
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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 28-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1508837
  • Job Title: Senior Education Advisor – Early Childhood Education (ECE)
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Senior Education Advisor – Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  • Fixed term, full-time position for 12 months
  • Maungawhau Office, Auckland

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.

We also directly provide Learning Support for around 40,000 children and young people.

About this role

We have a great opportunity for an experienced early childhood professional to join our Auckland based ECE team.

Ministry of Education early childhood staff, administer ECE regulations including, the issuing of licenses and certificates, monitoring of compliance, responding to complaints and providing advice and support to the ECE sector.

You will need excellent communication and relationship management skills, be solutions focused, and have the ability to work effectively within a team.

About you

We are looking for a team member who has the drive and experience to coordinate work aimed at ensuring every child has the opportunity to participate in high quality early childhood education.

You will need a thorough understanding of early childhood education and the ability to respond rapidly to complex situations.  

Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to lead and influence the sector, and work within communities to support the focus on enhancing educational outcomes for children.

You will also offer:

  • Knowledge of education (ECE services, regulations 2008 ad licensing criteria)
  • Understanding the diversity of the sector
  • Be a critical thinker and team player
  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.

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 position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.


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Applications close on 10 February 2021