Principal Advisor Secondary Transitions
Help shape the future of EducationAt Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga 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 teamTe Mahau Te Tai Whenua (Central)Our teams around the region 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 roleThis 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 Transitionsis a regionally based specialist providing change and thought leadership to education sector leaders, assisting them to support learners to move through education to employment.
You will work with Communities of Learning / Kāhui 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.
About youThe Principal Advisor - Secondary Transitionswill 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.
You will also offer the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.Are you ready to make a difference?
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.
As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
There is more information in the position description attached. Please take a look and, if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the Apply for this job' link.
For further information, please contact Pennie Muldoon at 07 349 7464 and / or email Pennie.Muldoon education.govt.nz.Applications close on 15 October 2021.