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Regional Learning Advisor - Oranga Tamariki

Date:  22-Feb-2021

Wellington, NZ

Regional Learning Advisor

Wellington based


About us | Mō mātou 


Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono  
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey


Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.  We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders.


We are committed to putting tamariki first, we believe aroha is vital, we respect the mana of people, we are tika and pono, we value whakapapa and we recognise that oranga is a journey. 



About the role | Mō te tūnga


This role is part of the Professional Development team. This unique opportunity will allow you to apply your knowledge and experience in adult learning and matauranga Māori to support the development and implementation of the learning strategy approach that supports our front-line kaimahi across the Wellington Region. You will be part of a motivated Regional Learning Advisor team that are based across the motu, where autonomy, self-motivation and collaboration (in-person and virtually) will be your strengths. 


You will be instrumental in assessing and supporting the capability needs of kaimahi by working with the operational manager’s and leadership teams in the region to develop the best learning solutions for them. A key importance in this role will be your ability to inform delivery of our blended learning environment as we grow the capability of our sites where our frontline social work staff sit, to deliver services to tamariki and whānau. You will build collaborative relationships as a way towards seeking solutions across sites and regions informed by feedback and analytics and knowledge of the broader Professional Development programmes. You will have have experience coaching/mentoring to up-skill our people leaders.



What you will bring | Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu


Key requirements of the role include: 

  • Strong working knowledge and experience in the application of adult learning within a Te Ao Maori delivery space
  • A proven ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse workplace
  • Proven ability to analyse information, problem solve and contribute to the development of solutions for improving quality, compliance and performance in a learning environment
  • Creativity and willingness to explore new options and ideas 
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with ability to prioritise
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written with the ability to communicate complex and analytical data to wide ranging audiences at a variety of levels
  • A highly collaborative and customer service approach with the ability to build relationships across all levels of the organisation
  • Proactive continuous improvement mind-set to identify, design and be innovative with relevant learning solutions
  • Solid understanding of adult leaning techniques, objectives, course development and evaluation tools

What's in it for you | Nōu te rourou


We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. We offer professional development opportunities so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.  


If you are committed to learning and capability development, can translate strategy into learning solutions that are delivered, and you are eager to influence transformative change through learning across our Ministry, apply now!



How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono 


Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any questions about role, please contact 


Applications close: 9 March 2021


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