Principal Advisor
Ministry of Education
Wellington, NZ
5d ago
source : Maori Pacific Jobs

Job Description

Principal Advisor Te Mahau Te Tai Whenua (central)

  • Based- Wellington or Tauranga
  • Opportunity to shape the development of the Office of the Hautū Deputy Secretary
  • You will be joining a supportive team
  • 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 do the following :

  • Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Giving priority to regional and local voice
  • Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • Improving 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 every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

    About our team

    Te Mahau Te Tai Whenua (central) provides leadership and integrated services to the sector and others. This includes services, such as learning support and education advice and regulation functions for schools and early learning services.

    We will also share practice and learnings collaboratively with other Te Mahau and Ministry groups to support insights driven guidance, design and policy.

    As a team within the Office of the Hautū Deputy Secretary, we are working to build new strengths and collaborative working relationships across the business group, Te Mahau, the Ministry and with key internal and external stakeholders to create solutions that will ensure quality outcomes are achieved.

    Mō tēnei tūranga About this role

    We have an opportunity available at a Principal Advisor level. The role supports the leadership of Te Mahau Te Tai Whenua (central), one of the three frontline groups of the newly established Te Mahau.

    The Principal Advisor , Office of the Hautū Deputy Secretary, will provide leadership on strategic and operational matters for Te Tai Whenua (central).

    This role will :

  • provide an opportunity to work with the Hautū Deputy Secretary in the development of their national portfolio for secondary tertiary transition.
  • promote the right attitudes and behaviours that contribute to the overall culture of Te Tai Whenua (central) and the Office of the Hautū Deputy Secretary
  • Mōhou ake About you

    You will bring your knowledge, skills and experience as a Principal Advisor to ensure Te Mahau Te Tai Whenua (central) gives practical effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    You will bring with you the following :

  • Sound understanding of Machinery of Government, public sector delivery structures and systems and knowledge of the education sector
  • Strong action orientation and initiative, balanced with the ability to work within the Ministry’s structures, policies and priorities, influencing improvement opportunities and creating synergy
  • Ability to work at the strategic and operational levels across the organisation
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with experience of crafting and reviewing ministerial and other correspondence and products
  • Knowledge and experience of general business functions such as planning, performance, risk and / or assurance
  • Demonstrated effective working relationships
  • Ability to manage own workload of competing tasks and complex projects
  • Ability to work at pace to deliver quality work on time
  • Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the work of the Ministry
  • High level of communication ability able to write with clarity using the active voice and sequence content so that it delivers messages effectively
  • Ability to translate information into cogent argument in various mediums
  • Resilience to deal with pressure and ambiguity
  • Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? Are you ready to make a difference?

    We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.

    As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

    We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.

    For additional information on the changes Te Tāhuhu are embarking on, please visit our careers centre.

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