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:

Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator, Kaimahi Whakahaere People Experience team

Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator, Kaimahi Whakahaere People Experience team

Permanent, full-time. Based in Wellington

Varied and exciting opportunity for an experienced EA/PA to work for a vibrant organisation passionate about education. Great opportunity for someone who wants to develop their project coordination skills.

We are looking for an exceptional EA with previous experience supporting senior leadership – someone with excellent organisational skills, who is solutions-focused, and able to work effectively with two dynamic Deputy Chief Executives.

We offer a vibrant and friendly work environment with the possibility to get involved in exciting initiatives and contribute to making a difference for teachers and learners in Aotaeroa. You will have the opportunity to work from home two days a week and to enjoy 2 paid days of Wellbeing Leave – which leads to a total of 5 weeks’ holiday in a year!

Who are we looking for?

As an EA, you will work with two busy DCEs supporting with diary and e-mail management, drafting correspondence, preparing papers and briefings, and organising travel and meeting arrangements. You will also work across different projects, engaging with stakeholders and coordinating events.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to use initiative and make sound judgement calls to proactively support two executives
  • Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality
  • Strong ability to build and maintain relationships with different stakeholders
  • Great written and oral communication
  • Adaptability and collaborative approach to work across the wider Leadership team as well as with other teams at the Council
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace with strong commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Competence in te reo and tikanga Māori will be an advantage

If you thrive producing high-quality work in a fast-paced environment, this could be the role for you!

Read 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, 14 June 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.

Lead Investigator, Professional Responsibility

Lead Investigator, Professional Responsibility

Permanent, full time. Based in Wellington.

We are looking for an experienced professional leader within the education sector with leadership and management skills to co-lead our team of conduct investigators and help maintain high standards of teaching in Aotearoa.

This is a key position in the Professional Responsibility team, working alongside another Lead Investigator, who maintains technical investigations expertise, to co-lead a diverse team of 11 investigators. In this role, you will bring your education delivery/sector background experience to provide leadership and management across the team and carry out complex investigations on teacher conduct.

Who are we looking for?

You will be a professional leader with experience in the education delivery space – for example, school, kura, early childhood, Board of Trustees, or education sector agencies. You will possess strong leadership and management skills and experience supporting the conduct and professional practice of individuals. The role requires someone who understands natural justice and investigation processes. Just as importantly, you will be a leader who can mentor and coach a team to success.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Leadership and management experience
  • Experience supporting the conduct and professional practice of individuals, and investigating complaints
  • Sound judgement and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Great relationship management and ability to quickly build rapport with different stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse workplace with strong commitment te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Strong competency in te reo and tikanga Māori will be an advantage

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’s license.

Read 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, 14 June 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.

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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