About this role
The Ministry of Education is looking for a Chief Adviser to join the Education Workforce pay equity team and help lead our response to, and investigation of, pay equity claims across the education workforce, including in the early childhood education sector.
This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic thinker and experienced policy professional who likes a challenge and wants to make a tangible contribution to equitable outcomes for our education workforce.
You will join a dynamic and growing team that is at the forefront of implementing new pay equity legislation as we respond to pay equity claims that affect most of the schooling workforce and people working in early childhood services.
You'll help lead the Ministry's response to a multi-employer pay equity claim for teachers across all sectors that is the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Working with unions, employers and officials across the state sector, you will contribute to the day-to-day investigation and settlement of pay equity claims and lead the production of advice to senior Ministry leadership, Ministers and central agency governance groups.
You will work closely with colleagues to ensure the correct interpretation of untested legislation and produce reporting required to satisfy internal and external governance groups.
We are looking for an experienced policy professional with high-level research, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated track record of using these skills to provide strategic advice to decision-makers.
The person we're looking for will have a strong track record of building and sustaining positive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and effectively engaging, consulting and negotiating with stakeholders including senior management.
You will also offer :
the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and
If you'd like to bring your skills to an exciting role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you.
Are you ready to make a difference?
We welcome candidates from all diverse backgrounds, 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.
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 Ian Green at