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Assistant Advisor | Wellington

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Qualification Requirements:

Bachelors Degree


5 months ago

Application Open

8th Oct 2019 12:00am

Application Close

20th Oct 2019 12:00am

Job Description
  • Permanent – full time.
  • Respond to a variety of information requests from Ministers, schools, journalists, and the public.

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tēnā 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 us

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.

About the role

A key activity across all areas of EIS is responding to requests for information and specific questions raised by Ministers, schools, journalists and other members of the community.

The Assistant Advisor will help ensure EIS responses to these requests are appropriate, accurate and high quality so that they can be signed off with confidence. This will mean engaging with your Manager, and senior staff across New Zealand, to agree the best approach to specific tasks while working to build knowledge about our business.

Your key priorities will include:
  • Engaging with key EIS staff to work through issues raised in Ministerial correspondence and requests;
  • Providing strong, well-considered written advice in response to these requests;
  • Building your knowledge across key functions such as school property and transport; and
  • Developing your writing and analytical skills as you progress in the role.

Not only is this job a great opportunity to learn, but it provides a platform for you to progress your career and develop as an individual as well as an employee. We want you to enjoy working as part of our team, and we are keen to support and invest in your career aspirations and personal development.

About you

Your relevant study (Eg Policy, Law, Political Studies and/or Communications) and experiences will have equipped you with the key skills needed to succeed in this role. You will offer strong writing skills, flexibility and a willingness to learn, and be able to produce quality work to a high standard. A basic understanding of New Zealand's political, economic, cultural, and social structure is also desirable.

We are keen to consider ambitious, dedicated graduates who are looking for an opportunity to kick-start their career in the public service.

An energetic approach and strong work ethic will support you to succeed in this role and set you up for future career opportunities.

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.

Please note that there is more information in the Job Description attached, please review and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the ‘Apply Now' button below.

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at eis.recruitment@education.govt.nz

Applications close midnight Sunday – 20 October 2018.

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