Senior Adviser Early Childhood Education Regulations and Planning
Wellington, NZ, NZ
3d ago

Senior Adviser - Early Childhood GroupPacific focus PermanentKia 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 shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

In the Early Childhood Group, we really care about New Zealand's youngest learners. We are looking for someone who shares our passion.

Our focus is to empower the early learning sector to meet standards, drive continuous improvement and accountability. We do this through a mix of :

  • advice and guidance
  • support to regional staff
  • contracting of service providers to raise participation and quality
  • clarifying interpretations and determine impacts on new legislation
  • translating policy into practice. Do you want to make a difference for Pacific Early Learning Services?This role sits within the Early Childhood Regulations and Planning team and you will work closely with other teams including Strategy and Implementation, Regional ECE Education Advisers and Pacific Engagement Advisers.
  • Your focus will be to support and enable Pacific Early Learning Services, working with Pacific organisations and groups. Key activities include delivering on the Government's Budget 2020 Pacific initiatives and COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

    We have great people who bring enthusiasm, energy and intellectual curiosity. We work in a fast-paced environment. That's code for, there's always a lot to do! So, you will also be good at planning, prioritising and juggling.

    Among the skills you will bring :

  • A tertiary qualification - we want someone who can think critically
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to connect with others, preferably some experience in an education context or working with Pacific providers or non-government organisations
  • Ability to get stuff done, demonstrate judgement, consult and seek advice where necessaryAs a team we are committed to a safe and inclusive work environment.
  • As a team we are growing our understanding of te ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, tikanga and kawa. The ability to speak at least one Pacific language and competence in working with Pacific communities is highly valued.

    We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

    There is more information in the position description attached.For more information please contact Colin Meehan, Manager, ECE Regulations and Planning, at colin.

    meehan education.govt.nzApplications close on 15 October 2021.

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