Managerat NZ Ministry of Education
NZ Ministry of Education
Wellington, NZ
1d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

Production House - Secondary Tertiary

Fixed term to 31 January 2024

About our Group

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

Ko tā mātou he waihanga i tētahi pūnaha mātauranga e tuku ai he otinga tōkeke, he otinga hiranga

Te Poutāhū Curriculum Centre sets the system-level learning for every child and student. Working between policy and customer facing functions, there is a significant political, stakeholder and public interest in the high performance of this group and the education curriculum and teaching workforce outcomes we seek for New Zealand.

Within Te Poutāhū Curriculum Centre, the Secondary Tertiary Team covers the transition from senior secondary through to foundation tertiary, and focuses on pathways to support young people to make successful and coherent decisions on steps to further study and training.

The team supports Te Poutāhū Curriculum Centre to achieve strategic and operational objectives and to build a great working culture and environment.

We are a practical, fast-paced, deadline driven and service-oriented team that focuses on commissioning, work tracking, resource management, planning, business performance and excellent relationship management.

Manager role

The Manager, NCEA Production House is responsible for a team of talented Technical Writers, who are responsible for drafting high quality products to support the delivery of the strengthened National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).

You can see examples of the work of the NCEA Production House by visiting and navigating through the Subjects' tab.

NCEA products are a key part of New Zealand's world class education system, and through the NCEA Change Programme, the Ministry of Education is redeveloping these to ensure they provide mana ōrite mo te mātauranga Māori, are richer and more coherent packages of learning and assessment and enable equity and access for all learners.

The objective of this project is to improve the educational outcomes of all students / ākonga and support the Government's policies in this area and the overall Education Work Programme.

The Production House Manager will oversee high quality learning and assessment design and content production processes, as well as provide strategic advice and thought leadership to support the NCEA Change Programme and in particular, the Review of Achievement Standards (RAS) project.

The Ministry delivery model for NCEA products relies on external Subject Expert Groups (comprising individuals from the senior secondary teaching profession, industry and tertiary).

This means that the Manager needs to be comfortable leading a team able to navigate the complexity, ambiguity and transformative potential of genuine co-design, while still producing products that are clear, coherent, accessible, and credible.

The Manager, NCEA Production House is responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of all staff and contributors to the wider RAS project teams.

About the person

You will have the knowledge, skills and capability to :

  • Provide strategic advice to internal teams on engaging with external stakeholders and internal subject matter experts in co-design and applying the principles of human centric design, Universal Design for Learning, and effective writing for a predominantly web audience.
  • Have a coherent understanding of those using the deliverables produced, so that products speak to and represent all who access NCEA across Aotearoa and the pacific, in particular Māori and Pacific peoples.
  • Continue to foster an effective team by supporting a working environment within the team that encourages high performance, engagement, collaboration across and between project teams, knowledge sharing, ongoing learning, creativity and innovation.
  • Identify challenges systematically to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, work deliverables and quality management.
  • Engage with education sector stakeholders including school leaders, teachers, tertiary providers and wider communities in relation to the NCEA Change Programme and / or the wider work of Secondary Tertiary and the Ministry.
  • Understand and applies appropriately Te Tiriti o Waitangi to their work.
  • 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.

    If this opportunity interests you, apply now using Apply online button. You can view a job description above, or for further information please contact Catherina Dolstra.

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