Ministry of Education Wellington

Lead advisor


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

Listed 1:59 pm 15 January 2021
Closes 31 January 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAG9p

Are you ready for your next opportunity in the new year? We are looking for an innovative problem solver with a schooling background to support the transformation of policy into the design and implementation of services for the sector.

Our high-performing team is the prime interface between schools, kura and communities. We work collaboratively to operationalise strategic change and support the sector to implement key initiatives on the front line.

Our aim is to place children and young people at the heart of the education system and encourage all New Zealanders to participate in lifelong learning.

About the person

We are looking for a responsive, dynamic thought leader with a persistent and positive attitude. You will need to be self-driven with the ability to deliver quality work at pace.

We are looking for teachers or education leaders with experience leading significant change within their schools. Exceptional interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills is required.

We are looking for someone with practical knowledge of the schooling sector and experience to provide strong advisory leadership within the Network and School Delivery group. You’ll be joining a collaborative, high-performing team with a culture of constructive, open-minded debate who work together to implement effective, positive change.

Sensitivity to cultural values combined with a sound understanding of bringing the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to life is essential.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent level of practical experience
  • A sound understanding of the education and schooling sector is essential

If you wish to find out more information, please contact Paul Fenton on (027) 801 7916 or at

How to apply

Please apply via our website

Paul Fenton
(027) 801 7916

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Organisation details

Ministry of Education

Location: Wellington