Ministry of Education Waikato

Director of Education - Waikato


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

Listed 12:58 pm 16 April 2021
Closes Midnight 03 May 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAJxN

The Director of Education leads the delivery of Ministry services across the region by orchestrating organisational and sector efforts to create an education system that raises achievement for all ākonga. A key accountability is delivering responsive solutions to realise the local education priorities and goals with a focus on the needs of the community.

It is a highly visible leadership role engaging with diverse stakeholders across the community, partnering with Māori, iwi, and Pacific peoples. It is also about collaborating across government agencies to enable consistent service delivery that is flexible and responsive to local needs.

About this role

You will be a strategic, people leader, and influencer who will:

  • contribute to delivering the Ministry of Education’s vision through planning, reporting, and supporting core sector and engage with school/Kura and Early Childhood Education leaders
  • engage, lead, and motivate regional teams with specialist and other management capabilities to deliver best outcome for sector and regions
  • contribute to organisation strategy and enable our people to work effectively with all our partners to achieve equitable and excellent education outcomes
  • oversee the implementation of all Ministry of Education policies and guidelines, particularly the Ministry’s Treaty of Waitangi Policy, Ka Hikitia the Māori Education Strategy, and the Pacific Education Plan.

To be successful in the role you will:

  • have proven people leadership skills, the ability to think strategically and translate strategy into practical actions and be able to drive and embed organisational change
  • have strong operational knowledge and capability to reach diverse and remote ākonga to improve the educational outcome
  • have a proven record of achievement in change management and transitional leadership skills, with successful implementation and management of multiple and diverse programme.


How to apply

Please apply via our website. For further information, please contact

Steve Gregan
(021) 548 813

Please review the attached position description
Director of Education Waikato JD April 2021

Organisation details

Ministry of Education

Location: Waikato