Principal Advisor - Secondary Transitions
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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
This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the outcomes of young people by ensuring better progression from schooling to further education, training and employment.
The Principal Advisor - Secondary Transitions is a regionally based specialist providing change, and thought leadership to education sector leaders, assisting them to support learners to move though education to employment.
You'll work with Communities of Learning / Kahui Ako, secondary schools and tertiary education providers to develop new strategies to lift achievement and rates of retention in education, and will help education providers to establish strong local partnerships in order to equip young people to build successful careers.
The Principal Advisor - Secondary Transitions will have extensive experience and knowledge in education and / or leadership, and the ability to support professional change at a school level.
We would also expect to see the successful demonstration of project and change management methodologies.
Your personal qualities will include highly honed interpersonal skills, a diplomatic approach, an ability to adapt to different interaction styles and contexts in order to facilitate seamlessly between employers, tertiary providers and schools along with a natural analytical style to align with your education knowledge.
The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga is also highly preferred.