Lead Advisor, Strategy and Integration
NZ Ministry of Education
Wellington, NZ, NZ
3d ago

Lead Advisor Strategy and IntegrationMō tēnei tūranga mahi About this role

  • Lead Advisor , Strategy and Integration
  • Strategy and Implementation, Te Pae Aronui, Te Mahau
  • Permanent Full time, Wellington basedKia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.
  • 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 4,000 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 teamOur Group, Te Pae Aronui provides integrated operational support to our regions for their work with the education sector and others to deliver inclusive education that meets the needs of ākonga and whanau.

    The purpose of the Strategy and Implementation team is to lead the collaborative development and iteration of strategic initiatives within Te Pae Aronui in alignment with the Ministry's vision and priorities.

    We translate policy decisions into collaborative, coherent, fit-for-purpose service design, ensuring implementation by regional leads is well supported at the national level.

    Mō tēnei tūranga About this roleThis is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced professional to join our Strategy and Implementation team.

    This role works closely with our Strategic Implementation team to develop well-informed, iterative forward Strategy for Te Pae Aronui and deliver the Education Work programme.

    The Lead Advisor is responsible for working across Strategy and Implementation to ensure understanding and application of strategic context to service design, change management and implementation planning and communication.

    Your focus will be on strategic initiatives ensuring strategy is mindful of the context and purpose of the policy it seeks to embody and the pragmatic implications for those charged with implementation for the benefit of stakeholders across the Ministry and our regions.

    This is a wide-ranging position, and some of your responsibilities will include :

  • Supports Strategy and Implementation colleagues to develop, embed and continuously improve a strategic delivery framework and supporting tools to influence appropriate early consultation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of work activities
  • Provide advice and support on strategic decisions making, prioritisation and operational improvement.
  • Provides advice and support in particular to the design of measures and metrics by which policy implementation may be monitored and reported to ascertain effectiveness.
  • Contribute to change in policy and strategy based on the adoption of service design practice.
  • Establish strong working relationships with key stakeholders to ensure effective engagement.Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
  • Mōhou ake About youYour background should include experience in the public sector and the ability to demonstrate the following experience :

  • Good understanding of the machinery of government, public sector delivery structures and systems.
  • Ability to quickly identify and mitigate risks and manage strategic linkages with internal and external initiatives
  • Strong communication skills particularly written communication skills across a variety of settings.
  • Experience in working with diverse stakeholder interests
  • Working with ambiguity and in flexible ways to manage moving priorities.
  • Strong understanding of the policy process and can develop policy options with fit for purpose implementation in mindTo be successful in the role, you'll be working collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders, developing relationships at senior levels.
  • We'll count on you to shape, frame and design our process and thinking using a diverse and inclusive approach.You will also offer :

  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi 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.

    The Ministry invites applications from fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021).

    We will require evidence of your vaccination status, or your medical exemption, at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.

    Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the Apply Online' button.

    For further information, please contact Janet Blake at janet.blake education.govt.nzApplications close midnight, Monday 7 February 2022.

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