Our values and culture

The Council is on a journey towards being a Te Tiriti-based, values-led organisation. We are growing our capability to reflect our commitment to Te Tiriti and the teaching profession which we represent.

We have adopted and are guided by the same values as teachers.

Whakamana: empowering all staff and teachers to reach their highest potential

Manaakitanga: creating a welcoming, caring and creative environment that treats everyone with respect and dignity

Pono: showing integrity by acting in ways that are fair, honest, ethical and just

Whanaungatanga: engaging in positive and collaborative relationships 

Job opportunities

Our application process ensures all applications are treated fairly and the most suitable applicant is selected. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

When applying for a position please provide a CV and a cover letter describing your skills and experience relevant to the position. Shortlisted applicants will need to provide work-related referees. Successful applicants will need to complete a police vet. 

Current job vacancies:

Senior Investigator

Professional Responsibility

Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

Wellington Based.  Permanent Full time

  • Do you have investigation experience?
  • Are you known for your integrity and relationship building skills?
  • Are you passionate about improving outcomes for learners?

The Professional Responsibility team at the Teaching Council of Aotearoa is looking for a Senior Investigator! This role will ideally suit someone with strong investigations experience and understanding of natural justice.

Who are we?

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand | Matatū Aotearoa is the professional body for teachers and provides direction for the teaching profession from early childhood education through primary and secondary schooling in English and Māori medium settings.

Matatū Aotearoa is a Treaty led and values-based organisation.

About the role

The Senior Investigator carries out complex, sensitive investigations on teacher conduct and provides guidance and mentoring within the team. You will manage your own caseload using your great organisational and interpersonal skills, as well your ability to build relationships and communicate with different audiences and write high quality reports.

At times you may be required to travel within New Zealand to conduct investigations and to meet with members of the profession. You will need a full clean driver license.

Reporting to one of the Lead Investigators, you will also:

  • Carry out complex investigations and manage case files
  • Prepare and manage evidence files and investigation reports
  • Mentor and coach investigators and be the go-to person on complex cases
  • Prepare comprehensive reports for Committees and Tribunals
  • Prepare briefs of evidence and prepare witnesses to attend hearings
  • Give evidence and be subject to cross-examination at Disciplinary Tribunal hearings
  • Stand in for the Lead Investigator when applicable
  • Contribute to the wider projects of the Teaching Council
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and be responsive and flexible as and when urgent matters arise

To be successful, you will need:

This role requires someone with highly developed relationship skills who is experienced working in complex and sensitive situations. Additionally, you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (Education, Law, Police, or other relevant discipline)
  • Proven experience in investigating complaints of conduct, competence, or performance
  • A strong commitment to improving our investigation processes, and in particular our responsiveness to Māori
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching junior or new team members and support the lead investigator as required
  • Sound judgement and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Great relationship management and ability to quickly build rapport with different stakeholders
  • Understanding of the education sector and an ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace with strong commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Strong competency in te reo and tikanga Māori will be an advantage

What is it like to work at the Teaching Council?

We have exceptional people at the Teaching Council who have a passion for education and for improving outcomes for learners. We have a social and supportive environment where we encourage ongoing professional development to maintain and develop the skill sets of our people. 

We offer Work from home days, wellbeing and additional leave over Christmas and have recently moved to our new office, very close to the Wellington railway station!

This is a full time, permanent position.

To apply

Click here to apply and send us your CV and cover letter.

For a copy of the Position Description, click here.

OR email Priti Saboo at priti.saboo@teachingcouncil.nz

Closing date:  Monday 6 December 2021.

Please note that to apply for this position you must live and have a legal right to work in New Zealand.

Successful appointment is conditional upon Criminal Record check.

Executive Assistant and Project Coordinator

Permanent, Full Time

Due to an internal promotion, this Chief Executive is seeking her next Executive Assistant to become her trusted advisor. This could be the perfect opportunity for an aspiring EA to step up and support a tier 1 manager who is well-organised, task focused and someone who is known for developing her staff.
  
The DCE Operations is also needing some EA support but is relatively self-sufficient. You will need to be switched on and have the nous to support both executives with their needs.
  
This organisation offers great company culture and attractive benefits including:  

  • Career advancement and support around your professional development
  • Work from home days, wellbeing, and additional leave over Christmas
  • A culture that is welcoming, social, and supportive
  • Brand new offices, a skip away from the waterfront and close to the railway station

Your role will see you establish a relationship with your Executives and turn your hand to: 

  • Manage your Executives schedules and priorities
  • Handle complex and confidential information
  • Build and maintain relationships internally and with any external stakeholders
  • Coordinate events and projects from planning, communication, budgeting and reporting
  • Undertake administrative, secretarial, analytical and research duties
  • Provide relevant papers/briefings required for meetings
  • Arrange travel and meeting logistics
  • Draft correspondence and collate material
  • Process invoices and expenses
  • Action items as appropriate on behalf of your Executives
  • Identify and highlight emerging issues and raise any risks early

Attitude is number one for this Chief Executive and Deputy CE. You will describe yourself as being someone who is efficient, well-organised and who has a “can do” approach. 
  
This is a full-time permanent position. The wider team you will join is welcoming, professional and will see you contribute to making a difference to every day New Zealanders by supporting this very important specialist sector.
  
If this sounds like you, please hit the ‘apply’ button on our SEEK advert, attaching your CV and a cover letter that explains why you are interested and what you offer this role.

Please click here to download the position description.

For a confidential chat contact Tracey on tracey@archwayrecruitment.com or phone 021 022 32033.
  
You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand permanently to apply for this job.

Governance Advisor / Board Secretary

Permanent, Full Time

A fantastic opportunity that will see you work within this professional body who represent and set the criteria for a key sector in New Zealand. They are committed to elevating the status of the profession by supporting leadership, development and maintaining professional standards.
  
The benefits on offer:
You’ll join an organisation that works across a wide range of functions, where growth opportunities are offered, and where you will be part of a team that is inclusive and supportive. In addition they offer:  

  • Professional development and career advancement
  • Flexible working arrangements, extra annual leave, wellbeing days
  • Great company culture with exceptional people who are supportive and social
  • Newly refurbished offices, close to the waterfront and train station

The role on offer:
This role provides high quality support to the organisation’s Governing Board and their smaller Committees and Advisory Groups.
 
You will be tasked to:

  • Liaise with the CEO, Chair and Senior Leadership regarding Board matters
  • Ensure information is actioned and on time from the wider business
  • Coordinate meeting papers and correspondence
  • Prepare and draft agendas, papers, contracts and presentations
  • Finalise meeting papers and upload to Diligent Boardbooks
  • Distribute copies to members as required
  • Attend meeting to capture key points and actions (not verbatim minutes)
  • Maintain registers and follow up outstanding actions
  • Coordinate travel arrangements or arrange online meeting invites
  • Facilitate meeting logistics and budgets
  • Ensure records management is maintained relating to Board matters
  • Coordinate the onboarding process of new Board members
  • Act as a trusted Advisor between internal staff, SLT, Board members and external stakeholders

The ideal person will offer:

  • The ability to anticipate needs in advance and be well-organised
  • Deadline driven and detail oriented
  • Good written ability
  • Proactive and positive attitude
  • Experience supporting Governing Boards or Committees – you may be a skilled EA ready to take a new direction

This is a full-time permanent position. The wider team you will join is welcoming, professional and will see you contribute to making a difference to every day New Zealanders by supporting this very important specialist sector.
  
If this sounds like you, please hit the ‘apply’ button on the SEEK advert, attaching your CV and a cover letter that explains why you are interested and what you offer this role.

Please click here for a copy of the position description. 

For a confidential chat contact Tracey on tracey@archwayrecruitment.com or phone 021 022 32033.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand permanently to apply for this job.

Lead Operations

Professional Responsibility Team, Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

Permanent position. Based in Wellington CBD

  • Do you have experience in leading, supporting and mentoring diverse teams?
  • Are you experienced in leading operational processes that are accurate and timely?
  • Are you an efficient organiser who is also people focussed?

The Professional Responsibility Team at the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is looking for an experienced leader for the newly created Lead Operations role! This key role is responsible for providing leadership, support and operational management to the Operations Team working throughout the Conduct process.

This role will ideally suit a people manager with 3+ years of experience in leading process improvement, implementation and change!

Who are we?

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand | Matatū Aotearoa is the professional body for teachers and provides direction for the teaching profession from early childhood education through to primary and secondary schooling in English and Māori medium settings.

Matatū Aotearoa is an organisation that honours te Tiriti o Waitangi.

About the role

An important part of the Teaching Council’s role is making sure all teachers are fit to practice and uphold the Code of Professional Responsibility. If any complaints or concerns are raised about a breach to the code, the case may be investigated by the Council on behalf of the Complaints and Assessment Committee (CAC), the Disciplinary Tribunal (DT) and/or the Minor Convictions Panel (MCP).

Reporting to the Manager Professional Responsibility, you will ensure that the operational functions are aligned with the Council’s values, are mana enhancing for teachers/kaiako and reflect appropriate tikanga.  

Through your team, you are also responsible for the smooth running of all aspects of the CAC, DT and MCP processes. This includes resourcing of the panels, succession planning, and Induction and PLD of the panel members.

In this role, you will:

  • lead the Operations team by providing high quality support, mentoring, advice, and coaching
  • ensure that all operational processes are accurate, timely and comply with relevant legislations and rules
  • form positive and effective relationship with all internal and external stakeholders
  • ensure that all process deliverables meet agreed timeframes, and all SLAs are achieved
  • identify and manage risks proactively
  • support quality and process improvement initiatives and provide data for statistical analysis
  • manage and maintain budgets, including panel costs and expenses
  • develop business reports in line with the needs of the Council

To be successful:

You will have highly developed relationship skills and will thrive working at pace and accurately to tight deadlines. You will be able to work effectively with a wide range of people, ensuring a high level of discretion.

Additionally, you will have:

  • a Tertiary qualification
  • 3+ years’ experience in people management and operational management role
  • experience of working in a legal or professional body, governmental organisation, education sector, professional body or regulatory office is highly desirable
  • strong organisational and interpersonal skills
  • excellent communication skills and an ability to build positive and effective relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • a solution focussed mindset with an innovative approach to continuous improvement
  • the keenness to deliver to deadlines and be willing to go the extra mile
  • a passion to grow and develop your team
  • the ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace with strong commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Please note that this role requires occasional travel.

What is it like to work with us?

We have exceptional people at the Teaching Council who have a passion for education and for improving outcomes for learners. We have a social and supportive environment, and we encourage ongoing professional development to maintain and develop the skill sets of our people.

We offer flexible work arrangements, and have recently moved to our new offices, very close to the Wellington railway station!

To apply

Click here to send us a copy of your CV and cover letter

Click here for a copy of the Position Description

OR email Priti Saboo at priti.saboo@teachingcouncil.nz

Closing date:  Friday 3 December 2021 5:00pm

Please note that to apply for this position you must live and have a legal right to work in New Zealand.

Successful appointment is conditional upon Criminal Record check

Communications Advisor

Communications and Advice team, Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

Wellington Based.  Permanent Full time

  • Work on a wide variety of upcoming projects in the education sector!
  • Mix of internal and external communications!
  • Develop effective relationships across the wider organisation!

The Communications and Advice team at the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is looking for a Communications superstar!  This interesting opportunity, with a good mix of internal and external communications, will ideally suit someone with 3+ years of experience in a similar role.

Who are we?

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand | Matatū Aotearoa is the professional body for teachers and provides direction for the teaching profession from early childhood education through primary and secondary schooling in English and Māori medium settings.

Matatū Aotearoa is a Te Tiriti led and values-based organisation.

About the role

Reporting to, and working alongside the Senior Communications Advisor at the Council, you will:

  • write and produce a range of external communications including newsletters, events calendar, annual reports etc.
  • develop content for different internal communication channels such as website, intranet etc.
  • write and develop communication plans for internal and external projects at the Council, by working closely and collaboratively with the relevant project teams
  • provide proactive communications advice and support to different areas of the business and leadership team
  • foster strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • plan and organise fit for purpose content and present/mc the monthly Council Hui
  • track the success and impact of your communications activity
  • continually improve communications systems and channels.

What we need

An excellent communicator and storyteller, you will enjoy working at the frontline and getting your ideas across in both written and spoken form, in a clear and concise manner. You will also be comfortable working in a fast paced, sometimes evolving environment.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • a communications degree or relevant work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in a communications role
  • education sector experience or experience working in a membership body/regulatory organisation is desirable but not essential
  • very strong writing and presentation skills, and the commitment to produce accurate and high-quality communications and work to a deadline
  • excellent relationship management skills, and a naturally collaborative style
  • ability to prioritise own workload and be responsive and flexible as and when urgent matters arise
  • a can-do attitude and commitment to continuous improvement
  • ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace with strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • some competency in te reo and tikanga Māori will be an advantage.

What is it like to work here?

We have exceptional people at the Teaching Council who have a passion for education and for improving outcomes for learners. We have a social and supportive environment and encourage ongoing professional development to maintain and develop the skill sets of our people. 

We offer flexible working arrangements, and have recently moved to our new offices, very close to the Wellington railway station!

This is a full time, permanent position.

To apply

Please click here to send us your CV and cover letter

Please click here for a copy of the position description 

Or email Priti Saboo at priti.saboo@teachingcouncil.nz

Closing date:  2 December 2021, 5:00pm.

Please note that to apply for this position you must live and have a legal right to work in New Zealand.

Successful appointment is conditional upon Criminal Record check.

Investigator

Professional Responsibility Team, Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

Wellington Based.  Permanent Full time

  • Are you experienced in managing confidential and sensitive information respectfully and professionally?
  • Do you like to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment?
  • Are you confident to undertake investigations on teacher conduct for the Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC)?

The Professional Responsibility Team at the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is recruiting for an Investigator.  This role will ideally suit someone with experience in carrying out investigations and/or working in a government organisation, the education sector, or a professional or regulatory body.

Who are we?

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand | Matatū Aotearoa is the professional body for teachers and provides direction for the teaching profession from early childhood education through primary and secondary schooling in English and Māori medium settings.

We are committed to lifting the status of the teaching profession, learning collaboratively with teachers, supporting quality leadership, and teaching, and strengthening excellence through our regulatory framework for the profession.

Matatū Aotearoa is a Te Tiriti led and values-based organisation.

About the role

As an Investigator, you will carry out investigations on teacher conduct to assist the CAC with their decision making.  Reporting to one of the Lead Investigators, you will work with teachers/kaiako, professional leaders/Tumuaki and tamariki in schooling and early childhood settings, as well as our key stakeholders and the general public, so your ability to build relationships and communicate with diverse range of audiences is key. 

You will prepare and manage your own case files and investigation reports and will need to be resilient, organised, methodical, and capable of demonstrating high integrity and credibility. This is a dynamic and varied role and requires someone who understands natural justice and has sound judgement and analytical skills.

At times you may be required to travel within New Zealand to conduct investigations and to meet with members of the profession. You will need a full clean driver license.

We welcome and encourage individuals with experience and understanding of te reo and te ao Māori and Māori medium education settings.

What do we need?

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A relevant Tertiary qualification (Education, Law, Police, or other relevant discipline)
  • Preferably a background in a New Zealand educational context or experience carrying out investigations or working within a regulatory body
  • Understanding of the New Zealand education sector
  • Ability to produce high quality written reports
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills, responsive to different audiences
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and be responsive and flexible as and when urgent matters arise
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace with strong commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Strong competency in te reo and tikanga Māori will be an advantage

What is it like to work at the Teaching Council?

We have exceptional people at the Teaching Council who have a passion for education and for improving outcomes for learners. We have a social and supportive environment where we encourage ongoing professional development to maintain and develop the skill sets of our people. 

We offer flexible working arrangements, and have recently moved to our new offices, very close to the Wellington railway station!

This is a full time, permanent position.

To apply

Please click here to send us your CV and Cover Letter

Please click here for a copy of the position description

OR email Priti Saboo at priti.saboo@teachingcouncil.nz

Closing date:  24th November 2021, 5:00pm

Please note that to apply for this position you must live and have a legal right to work in New Zealand.

Successful appointment is conditional upon Criminal Record check.

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