Chief Advisor

Posted on 02-Feb-2018
Application Close Date: 18-Feb-2018
Job Details
Position Type:
Full Time
Job Reference:
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Job Description

Chief Advisor

Wellington - Full time, permanent


About us:

The Parent Information and Community Intelligence (PICI) group involves parents, communities and employers in education because they matter to learners' success.  

PICI Group:

  • Engages directly with learners, parents, whānau, communities and employers to find out what they need to building their capability to support educational success;
  • Shares effective practice of how parents, whānau, communities and employers are mobilising to support learners' success;
  • Co-designs and delivers tools and models to enable parents, whānau, communities and employers to support learners' success; and
  • Contributes to system transformation, supporting and influencing the Ministry and other agencies to act on what learners, parents, whānau, employers and communities to improve education outcomes.


About the role:

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary PICI, this position provides direct support to the Deputy Secretary PICI, primarily in the review/analysis of relevant documentation, and provision of advice to, and on behalf of, the Deputy Secretary, on wider Ministry priorities and initiatives.


About you:

You will be able to build capability across PICI and work with other Ministry Groups to ensure that the perspective of learners, parents, whānau, employers and communities are evident in educational developments.


You will also possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop diverse teams and different specialisations to deliver on the Groups expectations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including negotiation and facilitation skills and experience, communicating technical information to a non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrate organisational and planning skills, and the ability to manage multiple competing demands
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Energetic and self-motivated


Please review the Position Description attached. If this opportunity interests you, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. For further information please contact Moe Sa'u at


Applications close 18 February 2018.