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:

Registration Officer

2 positions available – 1 permanent, 1 fixed-term (12 months).

Full time. Based in Wellington.

Use your customer service experience to support a dedicated, customer-oriented team, in providing guidance to the teaching profession in Aotearoa.

The Registration team of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is looking to appoint hardworking and enthusiastic people to join their team as Registration Officers.

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 the regulatory and disciplinary framework for the profession.

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

About this role

In this role, you will assess and process applications for teacher registration and practising certificates, and ensure teachers meet the Council standards, policies, and legislation. You will also support teachers by providing high-quality advice and guidance on registration and certification processes.

You will have capacity for high volume and detail-oriented work, balanced with supporting your teammates and providing a level of service to teachers that is professional and confidential. An eye for detail, the ability to work in a methodical and accurate manner, and great customer service skills are key for this role.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience in a fast-paced customer service environment
  • Experience applying policies and legislation to support decision making
  • Energy, a positive outlook, and the desire to be part of a highly engaged team
  • A methodical, systematic approach to managing your own workload to meet targets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace with strong commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi

To Apply

Visit SEEK, Click Apply and send us your CV and cover letter.

Read a copy of the Position Description.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 10 March 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.

Recruitment advisor

Fixed term (12 months), full-time. Based in Wellington

We are looking for an experienced Recruitment Advisor for a 12-month fixed-term contract to join our friendly team, managing end to end recruitment and designing new processes.

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 the regulatory and disciplinary framework for the profession.

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

Who are we looking for?

You will be part of a small HR team, where you will be responsible for developing and managing the strategy for end to end recruitment of new employees, contractors and temporary workers. In addition to that, you will support the team by designing and implementing a new process for the engagement of different panels, committees and advisory groups members that work with the Council.

If you are experienced in developing processes and are looking to grow your skills and contribute to exciting new HR projects, this could be the role for you!

To be successful you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Experience as a recruitment consultant or advisor
  • Experience in developing and implementing recruitment processes
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills
  • Ability to working effectively in a diverse workplace with strong commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Competency in te reo and tikanga Māori will be an advantage

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

To apply

Visit Seek, click Apply for this Job and send us your CV and cover letter.

Read the position description.

Applications close on Wednesday, 24 February 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.

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