May 162019

  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 15-MAY-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/28488
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor Pathways and Curriculum – Oranga Tamariki
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Principal Advisor Pathways and Curriculum – Oranga Tamariki

Date: 14-May-2019

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Oranga Tamariki


Principal Advisor Pathways and Curriculum


–    $95,252 – $142,878  
–    Influential role providing high level strategic, organisational and operational advice
–    Develop effective and stimulating pathways to build the capability of our staff
–    Build the competence of our staff in working effectively with tamariki and whānau Māori
–    Help lead the creation of the new Professional Development team


The Impact you will make: 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Advisor to join our Professional Development ‎team. 

An overview of your responsibilities;

  • Provide insight, advice, research and analysis on the full range of issues relating to development and implementation of professional development strategies. 
  • Support the continuous professional development of our front line staff
  • Lead the implementation of our engagement with the tertiary sector
  • Provide senior leaders and projects with expert advice on ways to build our capability
  • Work closely with Deputy Chief Executives and other senior leaders to support the mahi of the General Manager and the Professional Development team


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An excellent track record in development successful professional development projects and supporting major organisational change.
  • Stakeholder engagement, development and management skills.
  • An ability to demonstrate a positive cultural identity, belonging and connection for tamariki Māori reflecting their inherent right to their culture and whakapapa
  • Sound communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills, offering innovative solutions to significant and challenging issues.
  • Senior advisory experience with a good working knowledge of social work policies and practice.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and designing professional development strategies, approaches and programmes including monitoring and evaluation.


About us:
Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, is the Ministry that supports children and young people in New Zealand.  Oranga Tamariki works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of children and young people.   In everything we do, the wellbeing and best-interests of children are paramount.  The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services.


Why work for Oranga Tamariki: 
At Oranga Tamariki we support flexible working opportunities, we are fortunate to have some great new technologies coming our way making it easier for you to work from where you need to be. 


Aotearoa NZ is the only place in the world where our unique indigenous culture and language exist.  Oranga Tamariki is committed to a greater understanding of the partnership between Maori and non-Maori, recognising and celebrating our differences as well as the things that bind us together.


How to apply: 
Please note all applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through


Applications close: 29th May 2019

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Tipical Questions
“Where do you want to be five years from now?” “What employers are really asking is, ‘Is this job even close to your presumed career path? Are you just applying to this job because you need something? Are your long-term career plans similar to what we see for this role? How realistic are your expectations for your career? Have you even thought about your career long-term? Are you going to quit after a year or two?’”
Questions to ask
What is the single largest problem facing your staff and would I be in a position to help you solve this problem? This question not only shows that you are immediately thinking about how you can help the team, it also encourages the interviewer to envision you working at the position.