Lead Advisor - Senior Secondary

Posted on 14-Mar-2018
Application Close Date: 28-Mar-2018
Job Details
Position Type:
Full Time
Job Reference:
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Job Description

Wellington - Permanent, Full Time


About our Group

The Secondary Tertiary group sits within the Early Learning and Student Achievement Group (ELSA) and covers the transition from senior secondary through to tertiary and employment. The Secondary Tertiary team is responsible for operational policy, curriculum and support programmes at the secondary-tertiary interface. This includes senior secondary curriculum, NCEA and secondary-tertiary programmes.

ELSA works to make learning and teaching relevant, real and valued. We deliver and maintain critical services for the education sector to support responsive learner pathways from early childhood into further education, training, the workforce and society.  ELSA performs a crucial role working between the strategy and policy teams, and the sector facing functions.


Lead Advisor role

The Lead Advisor leads projects to design and develop curriculum, teaching and learning initiatives for senior secondary education to support a smooth transition to further education and the world of work. They provide savvy advice on implementing policy, from design through to implementation, and on the design and delivery of curriculum and NCEA assessment content - and apply this to the leadership of curriculum and assessment design and policy projects. They ensure a deliberate focus on student achievement is maintained by providing thought leadership and guidance in senior secondary education, and by providing the Secondary Tertiary team with expertise and support to shape our vision for education.


About the person

We are looking for someone who is able to take a proactive approach to leading small to medium-size projects in curriculum and assessment design, and operational policy, to support effective curriculum, teaching and learning in senior secondary education.

We are looking for someone who is thoughtful, agile and adept at handling ambiguity and complexity. Our ideal candidate will take pride in producing high quality work, and support others in the team to do the same and develop their capabilities. Are sensitive to the cultural values and a good understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

They will have sharp interpersonal skills, superior writing skills and will be comfortable working with a diverse range of stakeholders and representing the Ministry. 


Experience and qualifications

This role does not have qualification requirements, but it would be useful if candidates had:

  • A tertiary qualification in education, or in a field which privileges critical thinking and clear communication
  • Experience in policy, operational policy, curriculum design or education in general
  • Leadership experience.


If this opportunity interests you apply now using “Apply online” button. You can view a job description above, or for further information please contact Elisha Moran Email Elisha.Moran@education.govt.nz


Applications close 28 March 2018