Shonky advertisment for educational psychologists

Dr Robert Shaw made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

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From: Dr Robert Shaw

Dear Ministry of Education,

An advertisment for 10 educational psychologists appears in Australian and United Kingdom publications. It has many deficiencies, including a suggested salary range that is in excess of the actual range and a claim that New Zealand is in the Indian Ocean. It includes an offer of $3,000 for the completion "of Maori culture competence". It says there are "guaranteed work visas for family members". There are several gramatical errors which help to make the whole advertsiment look somewhat shonky.

The advertisment says to contact Simon Ray. According to the internet, he is the Founder and Director of Hampton's Resourcing and Hampton's Education.

a) Has the Ministry of Education, or any other government agency or agent, ever employed Simon Ray or Hampton's to advertise on their behalf?

b) If so, was this current contact subject to an open tender process?

b) What is the value of all contracts given to Simon Ray/Hamptons and the particular contract regarding educaional psychologists? On what basis is are payments made, for example is there a "finders fee" per application?

c) Does anyone in the Ministry check the wording of advertsiments placed in the name of the Ministry? If so, what was done regarding the present advertisments for educational psychologists? What specific concerns do you hold regarding the statements in this advertisment as it appears?

d) Have the current advertisments produced any applications that have been received by the Ministry. or by the advertising agency?

e) Can you indicate the countries where this advertsiment appears, please.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert Shaw

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Dear Mr Shaw

 

Thank you for your request for information of 27 June 2018 concerning the
advertisement of education psychologists.

As required under section 15(1)(a) of the Official Information Act, this
email conveys our decision to grant your request and we plan to release
the information to you in the coming days.

Kind Regards

 

Lorraine Monahan

 

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Government, Executive & Ministerial Services
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We back ourselves and others to win  Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake
kia wikitoria
We work together for maximum impact  Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui
tonu

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Please see attached your OIA Response 1135675

 

 

 

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We are respectful, we listen, we learn  He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū
whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou
We back ourselves and others to win  Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake
kia wikitoria
We work together for maximum impact  Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui
tonu

Great results are our bottom line  Ko ngā huanga tino pai ā mātou whāinga
mutunga

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