Evaluation Associates Canterbury

Leadership advisor – Canterbury and Otago

General, Leadership advisor – Canterbury and Otago

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

Listed 9:20 am 27 September 2019
Closes 12pm 23 October 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9zc0

Evaluation Associates is contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide an individual support service for principals, with focus on beginning principals/ngā tumuaki.  

We currently have 34 leadership advisors supporting over 400 beginning principals/ngā tumuaki and additional experienced principals across the schooling sector from primary to secondary. In each region this work is supported by a regional management group with representatives from Evaluation Associates, the regional Ministry office and local principal associations. 

We seek a leadership advisor to work full-time, to support the service across Canterbury and Otago. It is a fixed-term contract to commence at a time to be negotiated after 20 January 2020 and will run until 31 December 2020. While we seek someone full-time, we will consider applications for a different FTE.

Secondments for current practising principals will be considered.

The successful applicant for this role will:

  • Have recent successful school principal experience in New Zealand schools or kura
  • Have a disposition and demeanour which garners principals' trust and confidence
  • Have the skills and disposition to effectively coach principals to develop their leadership
  • Have strong commitment to supporting schools to raise achievement for every student
  • Have strong commitment to supporting beginning principals/ngā tumuaki to achieve success in their role
  • Have strong commitment to supporting experienced principals with tailored support
  • Be open to learning and growing professionally
  • Be a team player – with ability to collaborate with the other leadership advisors, the Ministry of Education and local principal groups
  • Be a clear communicator (oral and written)
  • Have the ability to coach leaders in their leadership enquiries and to effectively problem-solve when issues arise
  • Be a highly competent IT user – including use of standard tools such as Word and Excel – also have the ability to pick up new technologies.

How to apply

To apply please email Zofia Skrzynski, Project Co-ordinator; or call (04) 260 4285 with your contact details and she will then provide you with the application details. Any questions about the role, please contact

Diane Manners, National Manager Leadership Services
(021) 875 330

Vacancy reference #:1H9zc0

Listed 9:20 am 27 September 2019
Closes 12pm 23 October 2019

Organisation details

Evaluation Associates

Location: Canterbury