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 Advisor, Teacher Capability and Collaboration

Senior Advisor, Teacher Capability & Collaboration

Permanent, Full Time. Based in Wellington.

Exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher or professional leader who would like to be part of a forward-thinking team passionate about teaching and education.

Our Teacher Capability and Collaboration team at the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is looking for a Senior Advisor to join their team and work across different innovative programmes for the teaching profession.

You will work collaboratively with teachers and professional leaders in the development and implementation of multiple initiatives, supporting their practice, and contributing to the continuous improvement of our work programme.

Who are we looking for?

  • Current teaching practising certificate
  • Previous experience in leading initiatives or supporting leadership with strengthening teachers’ practice within a school or ECE setting
  • Experience providing feedback and supporting teachers’ performance and growth using Our Code, Our Standards | Ngā Tikanga Matatika, Ngā Paerewa
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills; responsive to different audiences
  • Experience managing different projects at once, ensuring processes are followed and outcomes are delivered on time and in budget
  • Strong competency in te reo and tikanga Māori will be an advantage

If you are someone who can bring an innovative and agile mindset to our team, and is passionate about working collegially with the teaching profession to grow teacher and leadership capability, apply today!

To apply

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to humanresources@teachingcouncil.nz         .

Please find the position description here.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 17 May 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 Ministry of Justice Record check.

Applications for Customer Support Administrator

Customer Support Administrator

Permanent, full-time. Based in Wellington

Our Contact Centre team is looking for a Customer Support Administrator who is enthusiastic, agile, with a can-do attitude and excellent customer service skills.

Who are we looking for?

  • At least 12 months of experience in a high-volume, fast-paced customer service environment
  • Experience using different application packages (MS Office, database applications, unified communication applications)
  • Experience taking queued calls from an Automated Call Distribution system
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a great team player willing to go the extra mile to support the team achieve their goals
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to work 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!

Please find a copy of the position description here.

To apply

Visit Seek and send us your CV and cover letter.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 10 May 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 Ministry of Justice Record check.

Applications for English-medium Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Panel

The Teaching Council is calling for applications from teachers, leaders and teacher educators for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme Approval and Review Panels. These panels are integral to the Council’s functions. This is an opportunity to contribute to the wider profession by supporting decision-making within the Council in ITE programme approval and review.

The purpose of the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme Approval and Review Panel is to assess applications for programme approval against the Teaching Council’s ITE Requirements. In particular, the panel makes a recommendation to the Teaching Council as to whether the programme and its accompanying assessment framework will ensure graduates meet the Standards for the Teaching Profession (in a supported environment). In making a recommendation, the panel may also make suggestions on how the programme could be further strengthened.

A key feature of this panel is that it will bring together members of our profession with diverse and complementary expertise to influence fit for purpose ITE programmes that will enable graduates to meet the Standards (in a supported environment). 

The ITE Approval and Review Panel is looking for experienced teacher educators, teachers and leaders with particular expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • assessment
  • curricula design
  • inclusive practices and universal design for learning
  • cultural competence (especially with Māori and diverse Pacific cultures)
  • educators fluent in Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori

Successful applicants will also bring a strong understanding of the Code of Professional Responsibility and the Standards for the Teaching Profession, as well as integrity and excellent judgement.

The Council currently has a particular need to recruit additional panellists with expertise in ECE, Pacific education and Māori medium education. 

A full copy of the job description is available.

To apply, please submit a completed application form along with your CV and cover letter to ITEadmin@teachingcouncil.nz.

Applications for Māori-medium Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Panel

The Teaching Council holds several ITE approval panels that provide advice and expertise to assess applications for ITE programme approval against the Teaching Council’s Māori-medium ITE Requirements. 

These panels are established to provide Te Ao Māori perspectives that emphasise and highlight the needs of the Māori-medium teaching profession and how ITE providers ensure their graduates are able to demonstrate they can meet Ngā Paerewa o te Umanga Whakaakoranga in a supported environment.

We are seeking applications from teachers, leaders and teacher educators who have a broad range of skills, expertise and experience in several areas including, but not limited to:

  • kia ngākaunui ki te ākonga – ki ōna taera, ki ōna pūmanawa, ki tōna ahureitanga
  • kia matatau ki te reo Māori i te taumata o ngā kaupapa kōrero ā-waha, ā-tuhi puta noa i tēnā wānanga, i tēnā whare wānanga, i tēnā hapori
  • kia ū ki ngā tikanga, ki ngā mātauranga o te ao Māori mai i mua ki muri, mai i roto ki waho, tae atu ki ngā tikanga kua whakaritea kētia
  • kia noho tangata whenua ngā uara, ngā mātāpono, ngā moemoeā - titi rawa ki te whatumanawa
  • kia noho tahi tātou i tēnei taiao - kia aro ki te mauri o te tangata
  • kia koi, kia arohaehae te hinengaro, kia tōrangapū te mataara, kia pukumahi, kia māia, kia pakari ki ngā momo pūkenga o te arotake, o te tātari, o te wetewete, o te whakatau

Individual panel members are not expected to have knowledge across all of the criteria.  The strength of the panel is its shared knowledge, skills and experience. However, each member will have demonstrated skills in understanding complexity, working at a governance level and at weaving together te ao Māori.

A full copy of the job description is available.

To apply, please submit a completed application form along with your CV and cover letter to ITEadmin@teachingcouncil.nz.

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