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Join the team that’s building the
future of vocational education
in New Zealand

Help set the direction for quality learning to meet tomorrow’s needs

He akoranga whaihua – kia waihanga i te ao o āpōpō | Learning with purpose, creating our futures 

Do you want be part of a new dynamic team, charged with reforming NZ's tertiary education system, putting learners at the very centre, increasing access for all, and ensuring equity for Māori?

Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational education.  Its key functions include; improving outcomes for Māori and Māori communities in collaboration with Māori and iwi partners and stakeholders; improving the consistency of vocational education and training; meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities; ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

Learner Journey and Experience

  • Te Pūkenga is seeking a Coordinator to support the Learner Strategy and Experience team with efficient administration and coordination expertise, recognising the needs of the workstream to deliver on time, on budget and appropriately documented according to agreed approach and commitments. 

    Reporting to the Kaikōkiri Director Learner Strategy and Experience, Key responsibilities include: 

    • Coordinate meetings and logistics for engagement with external stakeholders
    • Coordinate the various team workplans, including delivery monitoring and reporting 
    • Support the delivery of day-to-day workstream project responsibilities: plan, control, monitor, assess, report, conclude
    • Assist the Kaikōkiri to prepare the Workstream Programme and progress and produce regular reports as required 
    • Identify and advise the Kaikōkiri of any issues and risks associated with the workstream programme delivery 
    • Provide administration support on delivery and outcomes on behalf of the Learner Strategy and Experience team
    • Ensure that quality activities relating to the team’s work are planned and performed correctly and are within agreed tolerances
    • Manage specific issues and risks as directed by the Kaikōkiri 
    • Such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time

    We are seeking applicants who can bring:  

      • Intermediate level experience in a professional environment is preferred but not essential
      • Ability to use a range of software systems and office efficiency systems
      • Good ability with preparing PowerPoint presentations
      • A strong work ethic and sense of personal initiative
      • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and get along well with others
      • A commitment to making a difference 
      • A passion for learning and development together with a continuous improvement mindset
      • A positive, can-do, “roll-up the sleeves” attitude
      • Proven ability to coordinate projects from design to successful delivery
      • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

      Our Te Pūkenga office is located in Hamilton, however we encourage remote work and working from home. Applicants for this role may be based anywhere within New Zealand.

      This is a fixed term role through to 16 December 2022. Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz.

      View the profile here - Job Profile - Coordinator

      Applications close at 5pm Wednesday 21 April.

    • Fixed term, flexible location
      Dynamic and agile environment
      Drive Exceptional Learner Experience

      Flexibility - Work from home

      About the Role:

      Support the Learner Strategy & Experience Team to communicate with all stakeholders and elicit, analyse and validate the requirements for changes to business processes, information systems and policies.  A specific focus will be to gather and analyse data applying a Māori equity and/or kaupapa Māori lens with care and consideration for data sovereignty.

      Key responsibilities include:

      • Work in cooperation with others across multiple projects, constantly reevaluating priorities and deadlines
      • Gain an understanding of organisation and sector business processes relevant to project goals, to align reporting to needs
      • Document processes to help refine the problem the project is trying to solve – diagrammatic modelling requirement with focus on simplicity
      • Analyse and identify how the actual work differs from established policy, procedures and protocols
      • Engage with others to understanding their needs, whilst identifying the delivery through analysis that you can offer
      • Present the information and reports to professionally, to a high standard and, suitable for presentation to diverse audiences

      Skills and Experience:

      • A strong knowledge and experience base from vocational learning
      • Understanding of business analysis tools
      • Experience working on large scale, complex change and transformation projects
      • Excellent relationship management skills, in particular the ability to engage and influence senior stakeholders
      • Ability to develop reports and process maps simply and quickly
      • A positive, can-do, “roll-up the sleeves” attitude
      • A natural interest in pro-active monitoring and identification of key trends, issues, or concerns

      Benefits:

      • Dynamic, agile environment
      • Be at the forefront of transformational change in vocational learning
      • Competitive remuneration package
      • Fixed term (until Dec 2022)
      • Flexible location – work from home

      About the Company:

      Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational learning.

      Its key functions include:

      • improving outcomes for Māori and Māori communities in collaboration with Māori and iwi partners and stakeholders;
      • improving the consistency of vocational learning;
      • meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities;
      • ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

       

      See the job profile here - Job Profile Business Analyst

      How to apply:

      As Te Pūkenga is in the process of developing a new operating model, this role is until December 2022.  Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz

      Applications close at 5pm Wednesday 21 April.

    • Fixed term, flexible location
      Dynamic and agile environment
      Drive Exceptional Learner Experience

      Competitive Remuneration Package

      About the Role:

      Reporting directly to the DCE Learner Journey & Experience, the Kaikōkiri will provide leadership and expertise in the development and management of research, data, and analytics related to learners to effectively inform strategic direction and delivery for the advancement of learners’ success.

      Key responsibilities include:

      • Ensure learners and their whānau are at the centre and of decision making through research, data and evidence-based approaches.
      • Provide insights which inform continuous improvement in decision-making, systems and processes
      • Leading a network-wide approach to learner analytics
      • Develop and manage strategies to embed a Treaty-based approach and ensure equity for all learners
      • Provide leadership and model behaviours, attitudes and actions that will ensure the success of Te Pūkenga
      • Be a change agent ensuring strategies are future focused and change is managed in a collaborative and effective manner
      • Lead stakeholder engagement and relationship management

      Skills and Experience:

      • A seasoned data expert with significant senior leadership experience, ideally with a strong understanding of vocational learning.
      • Passionate in the continuous pursuit of enabling learner success
      • Experience developing outcomes-based performance and evaluation frameworks
      • Inherently customer centric and driven to tell stories through data
      • Demonstrable experience in embedding strategy, policy and frameworks, and practices at scale
      • Expertise in project delivery, including financial and budget
      • Proven capability and experience in relationship and stakeholder management

      Benefits:

      • Dynamic, agile environment
      • Be at the forefront of transformational change in the vocational learning
      • Competitive remuneration package
      • Fixed term (until Dec 2022)
      • Flexible location – work from home when not travelling.

      About the Company:

      Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational learning.

      Its key functions include:

      • embedding a Treaty-based approach and ensuring equity for all learners
      • improving the consistency of vocational learning;
      • meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities;
      • ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

      See the job profile here – Kaikōkiri job profile

      How to apply:

      As Te Pūkenga is in the process of developing a new operating model, this role is until December 2022.  Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz.

      Applications close at 5pm Wednesday 21 April.

    • Fixed term, flexible location
      Dynamic and agile environment
      Drive Exceptional Learner Experience

      Competitive Remuneration Package

      About the Role:

      Reporting directly to the DCE Learner Journey and Experience, the Kaikōkiri will provide leadership and expertise in the development and management of the learner success strategy and learner experience across the network of Te Pūkenga.

      Key responsibilities include:

      • Develop a systems level approach to learner experience and partnerships
      • Develop and manage strategies to embed the Treaty and ensure equity for all learners
      • Provide leadership and model behaviours, attitudes and actions that will ensure the success of Te Pūkenga
      • Be a change agent ensuring strategies are future focused and change is managed in a collaborative and effective manner
      • Lead stakeholder engagement and relationship management

      Skills and Experience:

      • Significant senior leadership experience
      • Passion for learners, their whānau, and wider communities
      • Inherently customer centric and driven to improve learner experience
      • Demonstrable experience in embedding strategy, policy and frameworks, and practices at scale, including Treaty-based approaches
      • Expertise in project delivery, including financial and budget
      • Proven capability and experience in relationship and stakeholder management

      Benefits:

      • Dynamic, agile environment
      • Be at the forefront of transformational change in the vocational learning sector
      • Competitive remuneration package
      • Fixed term (until Dec 2022)
      • Flexible location – work from home when not travelling.

      About the Company:

      Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational learning.

      Its key functions include:

      • embedding a Treaty-based approach and ensuring equity for all learners
      • improving the consistency of vocational learning;
      • meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities;
      • ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

       

      See the job profile here - Job Profile Kaikōkiri 

      How to apply:

      As Te Pūkenga is in the process of developing a new operating model, this role is until December 2022.  Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz

      Applications close at 5pm Wednesday 21 April.

    • Fixed term, flexible location
      Dynamic and agile environment
      Drive Exceptional Learner Experience

      Competitive Remuneration Package

      About the Role:

      Reporting directly to the DCE Learner Journey & Experience, the Kaikōkiri will provide leadership and expertise in the development and management of the network’s ability to deliver holistic systems, services, and support for all learners to enhance - learner wellbeing and success.

      Key responsibilities include:

      • Provide expertise, leadership, and capability to multiple diverse parties
      • Lead a strategic approach to learner wellbeing across the network ensuring that services and systems meet learner needs, as well as requirements of relevant codes of practice
      • Leading initiatives that ensure equity of access to services and support that work for all learners
      • Provide leadership and model behaviours, attitudes and actions that will ensure the success of Te Pūkenga
      • Be a change agent ensuring strategies are future focused and change is managed in a collaborative and effective manner
      • Lead stakeholder engagement and relationship management

      Skills and Experience:

      • Significant senior leadership experience
      • Experience giving effect to the Treaty and equity approaches at strategic and operational levels
      • Inherently customer centric and driven to improve the wellbeing of all learners
      • Demonstrable experience in embedding strategy, policy and frameworks, and practices at scale
      • Expertise in project delivery, including financial and budget
      • Proven capability and experience in relationship and stakeholder management

      Benefits:

      • Dynamic, agile environment
      • Be at the forefront of transformational change in the vocational learning
      • Competitive remuneration package
      • Fixed term (until Dec 2022)
      • Flexible location – work from home when not travelling.

      About the Company:

      Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational learning.

      Its key functions include;

      • embedding a Treaty-based approach and ensuring equity for all learners improving the consistency of vocational learning;
      • meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities;
      • ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.


      See the job profile here - Job Profile Kaikōkiri 

      How to apply:

      As Te Pūkenga is in the process of developing a new operating model, this role is until December 2022.  Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz.

    • Fixed term, flexible location
      Dynamic and agile environment
      Drive Exceptional Learner Experience

      Competitive Remuneration Package

      About the Role:

      Reporting directly to the DCE Learner Journey & Experience, this role will have leadership responsibility for ensuring a Te Ao Māori perspective is  integrated across the team and its  associated workstream deliverables. You will bring expertise that engages and gives confidence to Te Pūkenga’s effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

      Key responsibilities include:

      • Provide continuous improvement in systems and processes
      • Hold learners and their whanau at the centre and forefront for decision making throughout the network, and by key stakeholders and partners.
      • Develop and manage strategies to embed Te Tiriti and ensure equity for all learners
      • Provide subject matter expertise for all aspects of the learner journey & experience
      • Provide leadership and model behaviours, attitudes and actions that will ensure the success of Te Pūkenga
      • Lead stakeholder engagement and relationship management

      Skills and Experience:

      • Significant senior leadership experience with demonstrated ability influencing key strategic outcomes.
      • A seasoned senior advisor and influencer
      • Written and spoken proficiency with Te Reo; Tikanga Māori and Te Tiriti of Waitangi.
      • Experience giving practical expression to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
      • Inherently customer centric and driven to improve learner and whanau outcomes
      • Excellent networks relevant to enhancing engagements and collaborations with other senior Māori Leaders (internal and external)

      Benefits:

      • Dynamic, agile environment
      • Be at the forefront of transformational change in vocational learning
      • Competitive remuneration package
      • Fixed term (until Dec 2022)
      • Flexible location – work from home when not travelling.

      About the Company:

      Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational learning.

      Its key functions include;

      • embedding a Treaty-based approach and ensuring equity for all learners improving the consistency of vocational learning;
      • meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities;
      • ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

      See the job profile here –  Lead Strategic Māori Advisor

      How to apply:

      As Te Pūkenga is in the process of developing a new operating model, this role is until December 2022.  Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz

      Applications close at 5pm Wednesday 21 April.

    • Fixed term, flexible location
      Dynamic and agile environment
      Drive Exceptional Learner Experience

      Flexibility - Work from home

      About the Role:

      Support the Learner Strategy & Experience Team with innovative, facilitation and co-ordination expertise that contributes to the design and management of evidence-based initiatives and interventions enabling improved learner pathways across the vocational learning.

      Key responsibilities include:

      • Drive key initiatives and interventions
      • Partner with learners
      • Work alongside staff, whanau, community, employers and others to improve the learner experience.
      • Mobilise diverse stakeholders and groups together to contribute project and strategy development aimed at enhancing the learner experience
      • Advocate for and enable stakeholder engagement and relationship management to enable evidence-based practice and deliverables

      Skills and Experience:

      • Senior Level experience developing strategy and ensuring operational delivery 
      • Customer-centric mind-set
      • Proven evidence building positive working relationships and project teams with a diverse range of stakeholders 
      • Experience applying co-design and bi-cultural frameworks and a working practice that gives effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi 
      • Self-accountability for one's own resilience and positive mindset 

      Benefits:

      • Dynamic, agile environment
      • Be at the forefront of transformational change in the vocational learning
      • Competitive remuneration package
      • Fixed term (until Dec 2022)
      • Flexible location – work from home

      About the Company:

      Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational learning.

      Its key functions include;

      • embedding a Treaty-based approach and ensuring equity for all learners improving the consistency of vocational learning;
      • meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities;
      • ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

      See the job profile here – Learner Experience Manager

      How to apply:

      As Te Pūkenga is in the process of developing a new operating model, this role is until December 2022.  Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz

      Applications close at 5pm Wednesday 21 April.

    • Fixed term, flexible location
      Dynamic and agile environment
      Drive Exceptional Learner Experience

      Flexibility - Work from home

      About the Role:

      Support the Learner Strategy & Experience Team with strategic advice and development, to implement frameworks, and policies and procedures key to advancing learner success.

      Key responsibilities include:

      • Provide leadership and enquiry that enables greater reflection and engagement in Te Ao Māori.
      • Offer a Māori world view in the development of initiatives and strategy for the advancement of Learner Journey and Experience.
      • Provide expert insights, guidance and advice to guide approach and deliverables.
      • Manage the escalation of any issues or facilitate the removal of barriers that are inhibiting successful delivery 

      Skills and Experience:

      • Significant senior leadership experience
      • Demonstrated ability influencing key, strategic outcomes 
      • Confidence and proficiency with both written and spoken Te Reo; Tikanga Māori and Te Tiriti of Waitangi principles 
      • Experience applying co-design and bi-cultural frameworks as well as working practice that gives effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi 
      • Experience building positive working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders 
      • Excellent networks with other senior Māori leaders (internal and external) 

      Benefits:

      • Dynamic, agile environment
      • Be at the forefront of transformational change in vocational learning
      • Competitive remuneration package
      • Fixed term (until Dec 2022)
      • Flexible location – work from home

      About the Company:

      Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational learning.

      Its key functions include;

      • embedding a Treaty-based approach and ensuring equity for all learners improving the consistency of vocational learning;
      • meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities;
      • ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

       

      See the job profile here – Learner Strategic Advisor

      How to apply:

      As Te Pūkenga is in the process of developing a new operating model, this role is until December 2022.  Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz.

      Applications close at 5pm Wednesday 21 April.

    • Fixed term, flexible location
      Dynamic and agile environment
      Drive Exceptional Learner Experience

      Competitive Remuneration Package

      About the Role:

      Reporting directly to the DCE Learner Journey & Experience, this role will provide programme expertise to support the Learner Journey and Experience team in effectively and efficiently delivering its work programme as well as integrated deliverables with wider central government reforms.  You will be super organised and a project management guru who will be the go-to person on progress updates, reporting, plans and documentation ensuring the leadership team are well informed, coordinated, prepared and delivering to the workstream programme.

      Skills and Experience:

      • Strong knowledge and experience base in vocational learning.
      • Proven ability to lead significant projects from design to successful delivery
      • Experience in or exposure to project and change methodologies (eg Agile, Waterfall, PROSCI).
      • Excellent relationship management skills
      • Natural problem solver with ability to think laterally
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills
      • Customer focused, well organised, attention to detail with ability to multi-task

      Benefits:

      • Dynamic, agile environment
      • Be at the forefront of transformational change in vocational learning
      • Competitive remuneration package
      • Fixed term (until Dec 2022)
      • Flexible location – work from home when not travelling.

      About the Company:

      Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational learning.

      Its key functions include;

      • improving outcomes for Māori and Māori communities in collaboration with Māori and iwi partners and stakeholders;
      • improving the consistency of vocational learning;
      • meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities;
      • ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

      See the job profile here – Programme Manager

      How to apply:

      As Te Pūkenga is in the process of developing a new operating model, this role is until December 2022.  Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz.

      Applications close at 5pm Wednesday 21 April.

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