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:

Lead Governance Advisor

  • Permanent, full time (40 hours per week)
  • Location: Wellington CBD, office-based position   
  • Flexible working – work from home two days per week 

Mō te tūranga | About the role:

The Lead Governance Advisor is responsible for managing the effective operation of the Teaching Council’s governance system.  In this role, the successful candidate role will be responsible for providing strategic advice, technical support and thought leadership to the Governing Council, Chief Executive, Executive Team, and wider organisation on governance related matters.

You will also manage relationships and connections between the Governing Council, Chief Executive, Executive Team, and wider organisation and support the Teaching Council’s governance system to help achieve organisational outcomes.

In addition to this, the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out an effective secretariat function to the Governing Council, Committees and Advisory Groups. 

He kōrero e pā ana ki i a koe | About you:

The successful candidate will have the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders from various backgrounds, be adaptable to change and enjoy working in a collaborative environment.

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

  • 5 years of experience providing secretariat services and governance advice at a senior level
  • 3 – 5 years of experience of public policy processes, machinery of Government and working constructively with agencies and stakeholders
  • Strong competency of Tikanga, te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and te Reo Māori would be an advantage
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in law, commerce, or marketing/communications, desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Project and event management experience


Ka pēhea koe ka tono mai l How to apply:

Apply for the position

View the job description

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 1 March.

For any queries, please send an email to: humanresources@teachingcouncil.nz

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. 

Tirotiro Mātua | Senior Investigator

  • Permanent, full time
  • Location: Wellington CBD, office based position
  • Flexible working – work from home two days per week

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

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 five weeks’ holiday in a year!

Mō te tūranga | About 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 Aotearoa to conduct investigations and to meet with members of the profession. You will need a full clean driver license.

Some of the key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Carrying out complex investigations and managing case files
  • Preparing and managing evidence files and investigation reports
  • Support the Lead Investigator and wider team
  • Preparing comprehensive reports for Committees and Tribunals
  • Preparing briefs of evidence and prepare witnesses to attend hearings
  • Give evidence and be subject to cross-examination at Disciplinary Tribunal hearings.

He kōrero mōu l About you:

The successful candidate will be someone who comes with highly developed relationship skills and is able to build trust and rapport quickly.  You will also come with experience working in complex and sensitive situations. This role will ideally suit someone with strong investigations experience and understanding of natural justice.

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

  • A 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.
  • A strong commitment to improving our investigation processes, and in particular our responsiveness to Māori.
  • Proven experience in investigating complex complaints of conduct, competence, or performance.
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching junior or new team members and supporting the lead investigator as required.
  • Sound judgement and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Ka pēhea te tono mai l How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter to: humanresources@teachingcouncil.nz

View the job description

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 23 February 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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