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

Permanent, full time. Based in Wellington 

  • Are you a customer-service ninja?
  • Do you like working in a fast-paced customer-oriented environment?
  • Join a driven, passionate, and energetic team!

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 a hardworking and enthusiastic person to join their team as a Registration Officer.

About 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 in 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

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 working from home days, wellbeing and additional leave over Christmas and are located very close to the Wellington railway station.

To apply

Apply with your CV and Cover Letter

Click here for the position description

Closing date:  Applications for the roles close Tuesday 31 May at 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.

Senior Investigator, 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.

About us:

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.

The role:

The Senior Investigator carries out complex, sensitive investigations on teacher conduct and provides guidance and mentoring within the team. You will be managing a varied caseload of complex matters, which will include interviewing appropriate key parties, collating evidence and producing detailed and accurate reports in a timely manner.

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:

  • Carry out complex investigations and manage case files
  • Prepare and manage evidence files and investigation reports
  • 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

What we 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 complex 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

Working at the 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

Apply with your CV and Cover letter

Click for the position description

Closing date:  Monday 23 May 2022.

 

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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