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Investigator

Wellington Based.  Full time.

Position Description

  • Are you passionate about maintaining high standards of teaching in New Zealand?
  • Do you want to develop and grow your investigative skills in an exciting industry?

The Teaching Council is a professional body representing teachers from early childhood education through primary and secondary schooling in English and Māori medium schools.  We provide leadership and help strengthen the regulatory framework and disciplinary regime for teaching. We aim to boost the status of teaching, strengthening accountability and bringing consistently high standards of teaching across the profession.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for someone in the early stages, or at the beginning, of their investigation career to join a team of experienced investigators in the Professional Responsibility team. You’ll be under the guidance of more senior investigators as you take responsibility for investigating and producing reports on a range of allegations of teacher misconduct.  The caseload is varied – on any particular day you may be investigating anything from allegations of dishonesty through to serious breaches of professional boundaries and many things in between. You will do this in the context of the education setting and within the parameters of the framework provided under the Education Act 1989, the Teaching Council Rules and the Code of Professional Responsibility, so familiarity with the Education environment and experience with investigation processes in a regulatory body would be a real advantage.

You’ll manage your own case load and will need to be resilient, methodical, and capable of maintaining impartiality and demonstrate a high moral barometer. As part of this collaborative team you’ll be receptive to having your work peer reviewed by senior staff and our in house legal team who you’ll work closely alongside.

We welcome and encourage individuals with experience and understanding of te reo Māori and te ao Maori and concepts of Māori education and Māori medium school settings.

At times you may be required to travel within New Zealand to conduct investigations and to meet with the Complaints Assessment Committee. You will need a full clean driver license.

We are located in the heart of the CBD. The Teaching Council is social and supportive environment where we encourage ongoing professional development to maintain and develop the skill sets of our people. 

To be successful in this role you’ll need to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience (preferably 2-3 years) in a regulatory environment.
  • An interest in developing your investigation skills
  • An enquiring, analytical mind who doesn’t settle for face value
  • A methodical, systematic approach
  • Ability to working effectively in a diverse workplace with strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.

To Apply:

Please direct any queries and send your CV and Cover Letter to Recruitment@teachingcouncil.nz

Closing date Sunday 23 June2019.

Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand.

Successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and qualification checks.