Leadership Advisor

Bay of Plenty/Waiariki

About us:

Evaluation Associates Ltd is a dynamic, friendly New Zealand-wide company with recognised expertise in a range of education consultancy services. We are looking for a highly motivated, confident and capable educational leader with the skills to support principals/ngā tumuaki to impact positively on student outcomes.


Evaluation Associates has been contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide a school-based support service primarily focused on beginning principals/ngā tumuaki and other principals as capacity allows. We currently have 31 Leadership Advisors supporting over 400 beginning principals/ngā tumuaki across the schooling sector from primary to secondary. In each region the work of the leadership advisors is supported by a regional management group made up of representatives from Evaluation Associates, the regional Ministry office and local principal associations.

The role:

Due to the relocation of one of our Leadership Advisors from the Bay of Plenty/Waiariki region we are looking to recruit a Leadership Advisor to support the service in this region. The appointment will be a fixed term contract which will commence on the 21st January 2019 and run until 31st December 2019. While we will consider applications from those who wish to be less than 1 FTE, our preference is for people either full-time or close to this. The capabilities required and key tasks are outlined in the job description. In summary, the successful applicant for this role will:

  • have recent successful school principal experience in New Zealand schools or kura
  • have a disposition and demeanour which garners principals' trust and confidence
  • have effective facilitation knowledge and skills
  • have a strong commitment to supporting schools to raise achievement for every student
  • have a strong commitment to supporting beginning principals/ngā tumuaki to achieve success in their new role
  • have a strong commitment to supporting experienced principals with targeted and tailored support
  • be open to learning and growing professionally
  • be a team player – with the ability to collaborate with the wider team of leadership advisors, the Ministry of Education and local principal groups
  • be a clear communicator (oral and written)
  • have the ability to coach leaders in their leadership inquiries and to effectively problem-solve when issues arise
  • be a highly competent IT user – including the use of standard tools such as Word and Excel – and also have the ability to quickly pick up new technologies

Applications close Tuesday 4th September 2018. 

How to apply:

To apply click here. You will be redirected to an external site. 

Please note we require a full CV and covering letter. Please include in your covering letter:

  • Your current location
  • We will consider applications from those who wish to be less than 1 FTE. If you wish to be less than 1 FTE then please state this clearly, describing your preferred FTE (e.g. 0.8 FTE)
  • The names of two referees, preferably school principals in your region and, where possible, a beginning principal you have mentored previously.

Interviews are expected to be undertaken on Wednesday 19th September.