Business Improvement Advisor – NZ Ministry of Education – Wellington

Job Description
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.
Help 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
Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.
The School Transport group, within EIS has recently insourced over $200 million of services which were previously managed by the private sector.

About this role

The purpose of the Business Improvement Advisor is to assist the Business Improvement Manager investigate and analyse options for improved delivery of School Transport, develop optimised systems with external and internal stakeholders, and lead a five year improvement and implementation plan. In addition, the Business Improvement Advisor is to assist the National Manager Operations with for business as usual activities, triage and task allocation, and problem solving.

About you
To be successful in the role, you’ll be working collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders, developing relationships at all levels. It is essential that you are capable and experienced in an operational context, and have a tertiary qualification in a related field – or relevant experience.

You will also offer:
School or public transport service planning/management experience (desired but not mandatory)
Technical skills and ability e.g. GIS systems, Mapinfo, SQL
Excellent, oral and written communications, including the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely (essential).
Demonstrable experience in system improvement and using technology to improve processes
Experience in stakeholder communications
Relationship management skills, a high level of tact, diplomacy and patience
Self-managing and ability to work alone and within a team
The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.

Your working knowledge of the New Zealand heavy transport or passenger transport industry will be invaluable!
You’ll be joining a small, high-performing team with a culture of constructive open-minded debate and working together to make an impact. It’s a great developmental pathway as you gain political nous and systems thinking that will equip you in potential secondments to other business units. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

Are you ready to make a difference?
For this permanent role, 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.
Please review the Job Description attached and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the

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