Ministry of Education Manawatu/Whanganui

Education advisor


English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:11 AM 28 February 2019
Closes 13 March 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9rct

Taranaki, Whanganui

An awesome opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative education professional to join our fantastic regional team. This is a unique opportunity to play a part in championing 21st century teaching and learning and positively influencing change in schools and kura.

Do you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all students/children, particularly Māori and Pacific people? If you're someone enthusiastic and committed to creating successful educational pathways and building collaborative relationships, this could be the role for you.

This role will give you the opportunity to directly work with Communities of Learning – Kāhui Ako, boards of trustees and senior leaders on strengthening education performance.

Your key priorities will include the following:

  • Working with Communities of Learning – Kāhui Ako individual kura/schools to significantly improve their student achievement and the systems and infrastructure that support this
  • Using detailed analysis of schools/kura performance and student achievement to influence change and maximise education outcomes for students
  • Brokering support for schools – this may include building capability and strengthening governance and management, regulatory compliance, curriculum, monitoring and assessment, student, whānau and community engagement.

To be successful in this role you will need to be an exceptional communicator with proven skills in building and managing strong, effective relationships.

You will also have the following:

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with student achievement and demographic data
  • An understanding of the relevance of identity, language and culture for Māori, Pacific people and students with special education needs
  • Successful experience working with school leaders, boards of trustees or Communities of Learning – Kāhui Ako to strengthen school practice and raise student achievement
  • Strategic planning, project design and implementation skills
  • Strengths in influencing and working through others where direct reporting relationships do not exist
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

How to apply

For further information, or a confidential enquiry, please contact:

Dianne Wilson
(027) 501 4443

Ministry of Education NZ

Organisation details

Ministry of Education

Location: Manawatu/Whanganui