Education Adviser - Fixed-term

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Parliamentary Service

Education Adviser - Fixed-term

Increasing engagement and participation with Parliament is one of the core goals of the Parliamentary Engagement team and we have an opportunity for a fixed term Education Adviser to be a part of this vision.

We've made good progress. Research shows people feel increasingly empowered to engage with Parliament with more feeling they have influence and can create change. We launched some great initiatives like the rangatahi reference group Rito, Parliament's virtual reality app, and taken Parliament to the people with more cross-party groups of MPs visiting communities outside of Wellington.

But we still have mahi to do. Young New Zealanders feel Parliament is outdated and has no impact on their lives, Māori are less likely to agree that Parliament is accessible, and Pacific People are less likely than most to have heard of Parliament recently.
We're committed to increasing the perception that Parliament is by the people, for the people and want an educator who understands the principles of education to help achieve this goal.

Mō te tūnga - About the role

You will be responsible for the following:

•    Present engaging education programmes to a range of student audiences to support their learning about civics and           citizenship
•    Plan and deliver high quality professional development programmes for public servants and parliamentary staff
•    Plan and stage high quality regional outreach programmes, visiting schools, universities, and community groups to           bring parliament to the people
•    Support the Education Lead and Manager, Parliamentary Engagement in the planning and oversight of project work.

Ko koe tēnei - About you

You will demonstrate the following:

•    Have outstanding communication skills, with mana as an orator and story-teller and be able to distil complex concepts       into accessible language
•    Ideally, have experience in an education role, either teaching or LEOTC (learning experiences outside the classroom)
•    Understanding the New Zealand Curriculum and teaching best practices would be an advantage
•    Have and be able to build strong relationships with a wide range of people
•    Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and bring your point of difference to the organisation
•    Be committed to increasing your own and others knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori
•    Understand the importance of collaboration and be flexible, think critically, and creatively
•    Have an understanding of Parliament's structure and processes

The appointing base salary for this role is $74,203 to $81,926 per annum. Appointments will be based on skills, experience and relativity (remuneration band extends beyond the appointing salary range to account for tenure progression).

This is a fixed-term position from the 31 January 2022 to 24 June 2022.

Link to apply:

Applications close 5pm on Friday, 28 January 2022.

For any queries, please email

In order for a successful applicant/s to be offered this role, they will need to comply with our Vaccination Policy and agree to provide information and evidence regarding their vaccination status

Parliamentary Service appoints on merit and is committed to EEO and good employer principles. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and value the experience that your point of difference brings to us.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 29012MUSAO.

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