Senior Advisor x 2 – Ministry of Education – Wellington

Student Services

We have two great opportunities for you to bring your knowledge, skills and experience to a Senior Advisor role in the Student Support team. The advice and support you provide will support operational best practice in schools and by our contracted providers. It will also contribute to raising the educational achievement of all students, particularly the Ministry’s priority learners.

Key priorities for the roles are:

leadership of portfolios for specific tasks, projects and initiatives
provision of expert advice and support
monitoring, evaluation, assessment and reporting
provision of Ministerial advice and support – including media replies, briefing and speech notes, parliamentary questions and official information requests.

You will contribute to the overall work of the Student Services team with the successful applicants needing to demonstrate:

the ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships
experience in working with complex issues and concepts
the ability to translate data and develop and implement operational policy
an objective and solutions-focused approach
excellent communication skills
a clear understanding of the needs of the Ministry’s priority groups.

For further information please contact:

Casey Freeman, Manager Student Services

Applications close Sunday 9 August 2015.