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:

Rōia | Lawyer

Permanent, Full Time based in Wellington CBD

A fantastic opportunity of Rōia | Lawyer has become available within our Te Ohu Haepapa Ngaio | Professional Responsibility team at Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are a supportive and friendly organisation that values our kaimahi | employees.  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!

Mō te tūnga | About the role:

As a member of the in-house legal team, you will provide diverse and practical legal and process advice to various teams within Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand.

You will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and provide support to ensure complaints and reports about teacher conduct or competence are fairly and robustly investigated.

You will also be responsible for advising the Council’s decision-making bodies, undertake prosecutions before the Teacher’s Disciplinary Tribunal, and support different projects and processes in the Council, including the reshaping of those through the values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Mō koe About you:

The ideal candidate will come with excellent communication skills, be collaborative and adaptable to change.  You will also have strong attention to detail and be able to build rapport and relationships quickly.

If you would like to work in a high performing and dynamic team, this could be the role for you!

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

  • Minimum three years’ experience PQE as a lawyer, and litigation experience in Court or within a regulatory body or professional membership body
  • Current practising certificate
  • Strong competency of Tikanga, Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and Te Reo Māori would be an advantage
  • Experience in leadership, coaching and mentoring of junior lawyers
  • Excellent relationship management skills, building and maintaining effective relationships and networks
  • Significant litigation experience in Court and with disciplinary bodies

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply:

Click here to apply for the role

Click here for the job description

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. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 22nd August 2022.

Tohutohu | Human Resources Advisor

Permanent, full-time based in Wellington CBD

Are you an experienced HR Coordinator looking for the next challenge in your career?  This a fantastic opportunity for you to step in your first HR Advisor role!

We are a supportive and friendly organisation that values our kaimahi | employees.  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!

Mō te tūnga | About the role:

In this role, you will be supporting and providing advice to employees in all HR processes and contributing to the delivery of HR initiatives. You will also be responsible for preparing contracts and offer packs, maintaining employee files, and ensuring HR records and reports are accurate and up to date. 

Some other key duties include organising inductions and training sessions, onboarding and offboarding kaimahi | employees, coordinating Health and Safety actions and meetings, and updating policies and procedures.

Mō koe | About you:

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, analytical, have sound judgement and be proactive.  You will also have great interpersonal skills and come with a willingness to learn.

If you want to grow your skills within a small but close knit HR team, this could be the role for you!

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

  • Minimum three years’ experience in a HR Coordinator position
  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources, desirable
  • Competency of Tikanga, Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and Te Reo Māori would be an advantage
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills
  • Understanding of employment legislation
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of all applications within the Microsoft Office Suite

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply:

Click here to apply for the role

Click here for the job description

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. 

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 17th August 2022.

Rōia Ārahi | Lead Lawyer

Permanent, Full Time based in Wellington CBD

An exciting and rare opportunity of Rōia Ārahi | Lead Lawyer has become available within our Te Ohu Haepapa Ngaio | Professional Responsibility team at Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. 

We are a supportive and friendly organisation that values our kaimahi | employees.  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!

Mō koe | About you:

In this role, you will be responsible for leading and directing a team of lawyers to provide accurate and appropriate legal advice on disciplinary and competence matters.  You will also enjoy problem solving, networking and stakeholder engagement.

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

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience as a practising lawyer
  • Strong competency of Tikanga, Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and Te Reo Māori would be an advantage
  • Experience in leadership, coaching and mentoring of junior lawyers
  • Excellent relationship management skills, building and maintaining effective relationships and networks
  • Significant litigation experience in Court and with disciplinary bodies

The role of Lead Lawyer doesn’t come around often!  This could be an excellent opportunity for you to develop your skills and lead an innovative team.

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply:

Click here to apply for the role

Click here for the job description

 

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. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 15th August 2022.

 

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