Senior Education Advisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    13 hours ago
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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Palmerston North
  • Date Advertised: 20-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1490105
  • Job Title: Senior Education Advisor
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Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū


Senior Education Advisor

Full-Time Permanent position based in Palmerston North


An awesome opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative education professional to join our fantastic regional team. This is a unique opportunity to play a part in championing 21st century teaching and learning and positively influencing change in schools and kura.


Do you like variety and challenge?  Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly Māori and Pacific people? If you’re someone enthusiastic and committed to creating successful educational pathways and building collaborative relationships, this could be the role for you.


Now is an exciting time at the Ministry of Education. We are working differently with the sector and communities so that our education system can deliver the best outcomes for children and whānau.


You will also be responsible for providing professional and technical leadership, working directly with senior leaders and boards of trustees 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 with knowledge, skills and experience in improving student engagement and achievement.


Your key priorities will include:

  • Working with individual kura/schools to significantly improve their student achievement and the systems and infrastructure that support this.
  • Using detailed analysis of schools/kura performance and student achievement to influence change and maximise education outcomes for students.
  • Brokering support for schools/kura where potential is identified – this may include building capability and strengthening governance and management, regulatory compliance, curriculum, monitoring and assessment, student and whānau, family and community engagement.


To be successful in this role you will need to be an exceptional communicator with proven skills in building and managing strong, effective relationships.


You will also have:

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with student achievement and demographic data;
  • An understanding of the relevance of identity, language and culture for Māori, Pacific people and students with special education needs;
  • Successful experience working with school leaders or Boards of Trustees strengthen school practice and raise student achievement;
  • Strengths in influencing and working through others where direct reporting relationships do not exist;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of principal leadership and/or curriculum


Please review the attached Position Description and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.


For further information please contact Dianne Wilson at or phone 027 501 4443.


Applications close: 8 November 2020