Chief Advisor - Operational Delivery | Wellington
|Position Type:||Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Chief Advisor Operational Delivery JD June 2019.pdf (PDF, 371KB)
|Application Close Date:||28-Jun-2019|
Chief Advisor, Operational Delivery
Sector Enablement and Support
- Permanent F/T (1 direct report - 6 staff in total)
- Mātauranga House, Wellington
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.
shape the future of Education
At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.
Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.
About our group and team
Our aim is to put children and young people at the heart of the education system and encourage all New Zealanders to participate in lifelong learning. The Sector Enablement and Support Group is the key interface between the Ministry and schools, wharekura, education providers, and communities.
About this role
The Chief Advisor provides expert knowledge and strategic oversight of activity within the Operational Delivery group. The Chief Advisor provides high-level support to the Associate Deputy Secretary - Operational Delivery, supporting them to manage initiatives and resolve priority issues, including coordinating the input of other Operational Delivery leaders.
The Chief Advisor coordinates support for the Directors of Education and acts as their expert adviser on operational issues, and also oversees the management of historic and sensitive claims.
We are looking for someone who is responsive, persistent and has a positive attitude. You will need to be self-driven with excellent professional judgement and with ability to deliver quality work at pace.
To be successful in the role, you'll be working collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders, developing relationships at senior levels. You'll be communicating your ideas through high quality written advice, and supporting your wider team to do the same. We'll also count on you to shape, frame and design our processes and thinking using a diverse and inclusive approach.
You will also:
- Have proven ability in leading and thinking strategically at an organisational level
- Be an experienced team player with the ability to monitor and strengthen team cohesion and performance
- The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
You'll be joining a small, high-performing team with a culture of constructive open-minded debate and working together to make an impact. This role is an integral part of our team, providing support and input into work from a number of different areas, building relationships across the wider organisation, and maintaining a high-level oversight of our key deliverables. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector, and we reflect this commitment in our every day work.
Are you ready to make a difference?
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.
As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online' button.
For further information, please contact Suze Strowger at email@example.com
Applications close midnight - Friday 21 June 2019.