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:

Complaints Assessment Committee Advisor

Permanent, full time. Based in Wellington CBD. 

  • Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?
  • Nau mai, haere mai e te Matatū Aotearoa!
  • We are a supportive and friendly organisation that values our kaimahi|employees

 A fantastic opportunity for a Complaints Assessment Committee Advisor has become available within our Te Ohu Haepapa Ngaio | Professional Responsibility team at Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

About Us:

Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is the professional body for kaiako|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 an organisation that honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We are committed to lifting the status and mana of the teaching profession, learning collaboratively with kaiako|teachers, supporting quality leadership, and teaching, and strengthening the regulatory and disciplinary framework for the profession in a fit for purpose way.

Our office is located Wellington CBD where you will see some of the best views in Wellington.  You will have the opportunity to work from home two days a week and enjoy two paid days of Wellbeing Leave – which leads to a total of 5 weeks’ holiday in a year!

About the role:

The Complaints Assessment Committee Advisor (CAC) provides advice and support to kaiako|teachers, tumuaki|principals and stakeholders on the investigations process from when a complaint or mandatory report is referred to the CAC through to the outcome, whilst respecting the mana of all persons involved in the process.

This role will be responsible for the smooth running of all aspects of the CAC process, CAC Hui, Minor Convictions Panel (MCP) process and the MCP Hui.

Some key duties include organising and coordinating CAC Panels and allocating cases according to priority, supporting and communicating with teachers throughout the process by engaging and answering their queries and drafting outcome documents including minutes and write legal letters concerning outcomes from the CAC panels.

About You:

This role will ideally suit someone who comes with sustained knowledge and understanding of working within and adhering to legal processes.  You will have highly developed relationship skills and a communication approach that is mana enhancing and reflects our values.  

You’ll be someone that thrives working at pace and accurately to tight deadlines.  You will also be able to work effectively with a diverse range of people, ensuring a high level of confidentially and discretion.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will ideally come with the following attributes:

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably a Law Degree
  • Minimum 3 years administration or coordination experience
  • Strong competency of Tikanga, Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and Te Reo Māori would be an advantage
  • Experience of managing positive and sustained relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of working within legal processes
  • Experience working in a governmental organisation, education sector, professional body or regulatory office is desirable but not mandatory
  • Experience in analysing information, prioritising workload, and file management
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information and work collaboratively with others

To apply

Click here to apply for the role on Seek

Click here to view the job description

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 27th March 2023.

 

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

Successful appointment is conditional upon Criminal Record check and Psychometric Testing. 

 

Tuitui | Administrator/Coordinator x two positions

Two roles:

  • 3 months, fixed term.  Part time, hours of work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am – 5pm.
  • Permanent, full time.

Based in Wellington.

We are looking for two motivated and dynamic Tuitui | Administrator/Coordinators to join our close knit and hardworking Shared Services team at Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

About the role:

The Tuitui is the first point contact to our whare where you will be demonstrating manaakitanga when supporting and engaging with customers.

In these roles, you will be responsible for providing effective administrative support, project and event coordination to internal and external customers and ensure excellent levels of customer service.

Some key duties of these roles include office and facilities management, providing consistent and high-level administrative support to teams across the Matatū, and ensuring the foyer and meeting rooms are kept tidy and presentable at all times.

About you:

The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion for helping others and be adaptable to change.  You will also be highly organised and enjoy problem solving.

To be considered for either opportunity, you will come with the following attributes:

  • 1 year experience in a similar office administration role
  • Strong competency of Tikanga, Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and Te Reo Māori would be an advantage
  • Proven experience providing high level and seamless customer service
  • Energy, a positive outlook, and the desire to be part of a highly engaged team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to use initiative and prioritise work effectively

How to apply:

Click here to apply for the fixed term role

Click here to apply for the permanent role

Click here to view the job description

Applications for the fixed term position close at 5pm on Tuesday 21st March 2023.

Applications for the permanent position close at 5pm on Tuesday 4th April 2023.

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

Successful appointment is conditional upon Criminal Record check and Psychometric Testing. 

Investigator - Te Ohu Haepapa Ngaio | Professional Responsibility

Permanent, full-time. Based in Wellington. 

Te Ohu Haepapa Ngaio | Professional Responsibility team at Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is looking for a motivated and passionate Investigator to join their team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with experience in carrying out investigations and/or working in a government organisation, the education sector, or a professional or regulatory body.

About the role:

As an Investigator, you will carry out investigations on teacher conduct on behalf of the Complaint Assessment Committee (CAC), to assist in their decision making. 

Reporting to one of the Lead Investigators, you will prepare and manage your own case files and investigation reports, gather evidence relating to complaints and work collaboratively with the legal team and the operations team. You will engage with kaiako|teachers, tumuaki|principals and tamariki|children in schooling and early childhood settings, as well as our key stakeholders and the public.

This is a dynamic and varied role and requires someone with an understanding of natural justice and 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.

About you:

The successful candidate will have the ability to build relationships and communicate with diverse range of audiences will be critical to success in this role.  You will also be resilient, organised, methodical, and capable of demonstrating high integrity and credibility.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will ideally come with the following attributes:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification (Education, Law, Police, or other relevant discipline)
  • Strong competency of Tikanga, Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and Te Reo Māori would be an advantage
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience in producing high quality formal written reports
  • experience managing confidential and sensitive information
  • ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload and meet competitive deadlines

How to apply:

Click here to apply for the role on Seek

Click here to see the job description

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24th March 2023.

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

Successful appointment is conditional upon Criminal Record check and Psychometric Testing. 

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