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Senior Advisor - Assurance & Compliance


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  • Permanent - Fulltime
  • Complex and challenging work!
Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown's second largest property portfolio of around 2,100 schools with a book value of $18.3 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

About the role

As a member of the EIS Assurance team, you will support the Manager - Assurance Services to deliver an annual programme of assurance activities that span the entire strategic and operational activities of EIS.

Additionally you will advise EIS Management of pragmatic improvement opportunities to further increase/improve business process maturity and/or improve performance.

Your key priorities will include the performance of reviews, the provision of advice and recommendations to the EIS Managers and other stakeholders to:

  • identify business and operational improvement opportunities from inefficient/ineffective processes and procedures
  • identify improvement opportunities arising from legislative or contractual noncompliance
  • recommend preventative processes that allow avoidance of incidents and cost associated with incident management and follow-up.

Please note that there is further information in the Job Description.

About you

With proven experience and a strong understanding of contemporary assurance and/or risk and compliance processes and practices you will bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the group's key risk management, control and governance processes.

You will have a passion for providing commercial insights and learning about what makes an organisation tick and are a strategic thinker with the proven ability to apply sound methodologies to your work. A self-starter, you will be highly motivated and enjoy working as part of a professional and commercially focused team.

Excellent communication skills are a must and you will be adept at building strong key stakeholder relationships; constructively challenging established beliefs whilst providing solutions to your internal customers.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, please click here to apply now.

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at eis.recruitment@education.govt.nz

Applications close midnight, Sunday 12 July 2020.

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