Senior Policy Analysts – Education System Policy
Based in Wellington
We are looking for several Senior Policy Analysts to lead the development of policy. We have roles in our ECE Policy, Māori Education Policy and System Policy teams.
About our group
We provide strategic policy advice to enable an inclusive education system that contributes to the skills and knowledge needed for social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing.
You’ll be based in the Education System Policy Group – a group with shared values that seeks to make a real difference to the children, young people and their whānau in Aotearoa.
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where a diverse range of people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Diversity is more than a commitment, it is the foundation of what we do.
About the teams
The Early Childhood Policy team focuses on designing high quality funding and regulatory approaches for early learning services. This work helps to support parental choices and supports children in their early years to enjoy a good life, learn and thrive in a safe environment. We are often involved in securing funding for high profile Budget initiatives, working on changes to primary or secondary legislation, and providing stewardship around the key funding settings for early learning services. Our team works closely with other Ministry teams working on curriculum, workforce development, data analysis, and payment and licensing of early learning services.
Our team has responsibility for delivering on key actions contained in the Early Learning Action Plan 2019-2029, the Government’s blueprint for improving the early learning system. Current projects include: the Early Learning Regulatory Review, the Review of Equity and Targeted Funding, and pay parity in early learning.
The System Policy Team takes a cross-cutting perspective across the education system. The team develops policy and provides advice to achieve improvement across the schooling system. System transformation requires a deep understanding of how the system works, the way people behave within it, and the interaction of policies and legislative settings. Examples of recent work includes: supporting the Tomorrows’ Schools work through to an implementation ready state, while ensuring the intent of the policy continues to have the potential to create the system change intended.considering how collaboration between education providers can be used as system transformation, including the role of Kāhui Akostrengthening the role of school governance to ensure a strong focus on education outcomes.
Ko te kaupapa o te Rōpū Māori : Ka tae Māori atu ngā ākonga Māori ki ngā taumata angitu o te matauranga, ka whai pūkenga hoki e whai wāhi ai rātau ki te ao Māori, ki Aotearoa me te ao whānui. The work of the Māori Policy team focuses on ensuring that Māori are enjoying and achieving education success as Māori, so they develop the skills to participate in te ao Māori, Aotearoa and the wider world. This includes a focus on growing te reo Māori through education and growing education through te reo Māori to protect and promote e reo Māori for future generations.