Project Lead
Ministry of Education
Wellington, NZ
4d ago
source : Maori Pacific Jobs

Job Description

  • Fixed-term contract, Wellington-based
  • Exciting time to join Te Tāhuhu o te Mātaruanga Ministry of Education
  • Support the important mahi on education for Aotearoa
  • Help shape the future of Education

    He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga

    We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes

    At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.

    We shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary.

    We are making significant changes to how we deliver our purpose

    So that we :

  • take practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • give priority to regional and local voice
  • deliver greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • improve feedback loops and information flows.
  • Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around Aotearoa, 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 our ākonga in our education system.

    Mō tēnei tūranga About the role

    The Project Lead works closely with the Project Manager and project team on the Brand, Communications and Engagement project.

    This project is highly cross-functional and is an important workstream within the broader change programme, led by Te Puna Rangatōpū I Corporate Group.

    This project’s overall objective is the development and delivery of an enterprise-wide approach to brand, communications and stakeholder engagement.

    This will support the four key shifts outlined above and the delivery of our organisational purpose. The changes will be informed by research and will be delivered via supporting guidelines and frameworks.

    The Project Lead will provide strategic leadership, communication and engagement direction, manage, and drive operational delivery of this cross-functional project.

    Mōhou ake About you

    We are looking for a Project lead who is passionate about adding value at an organisational level and excels in navigating delivery in a change environment.

    You have a proven track record in providing strategic, cross-functional communications and engagement leadership across a complex project with a high level of interdependency and reputational significance.

    With good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring, and controlling projects with multiple, inter-connected workstreams.

    You have demonstrated success in delivering the benefits in the Project Plan and building productive relationships across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

    You will bring with you the following :

  • Demonstrated experience in a Project Lead role on a highly cross-functional project that aims to build enterprise-wide leadership and governance
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering a large-scale project with multiple stakeholders to time and budget
  • Brand, communications and engagement knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge and experience of the machinery of government and the public sector
  • Experience leading a cross-functional team or project with diverse technical expertise
  • Good understanding of governance of project management.
  • Basic understanding of tikanga Māori, the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the work of the Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga Ministry of Education
  • About the team

    This is a leadership team role within the Communications and Engagement (CSE) group, reporting to the Group Manager. This Group operates a centralised, partnership model of five teams offering an end-to-end best practice service spanning brand, insight, internal communications and engagement, design, events, print and warehouse management, external communications, media management, Māori and Pacific communications and digital.

    This team of experts (and in some cases external partners and suppliers) will work side-by-side within the CSE Group and the broader organisation to co-create cross-functional solutions that achieve our organisation’s strategic priorities.

    Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? Are you ready to make a difference?

    We provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. So, if working from home and / or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen.

    We’d love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your cover letter.

    For more information on the role, please look at the job description. For additional information on the changes Te Tāhuhu are embarking on, please visit our careers centre.

    If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the apply’ button.

    In your cover letter we’d like to know :

  • about you, your values, your whakapapa
  • your interest and motivations for this role
  • the abilities, strengths, personal attributes, and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.
  • The Ministry encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated although currently this is a voluntary requirement. There is no requirement to show evidence of your vaccine status as this role is not covered by the Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.

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