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Leadership Strategy Engagement Manager / Leadership Strategy Project Manager

Position Description

Wellington based, part-time, fixed-term

The Teaching Council is an independent statutory body, with both a professional and regulatory role. We work to enable and support leadership by the teaching profession to maximise the success of every learner in Aotearoa, and to build the public’s confidence in teachers.

The Teaching Council believes that teachers should be involved in decisions that affect their profession and Leadership Stewardship groups is one way for teachers to lead and grow the profession for the future.  

The Role:

We are looking to recruit a part-time Leadership Strategy Engagement Manager until June 2020. The Teaching Council prides itself on partnering with the profession, and that’s exactly what we will need you to do in this exciting opportunity to develop and lead the implementation of the Māori and English medium Leadership Stewardship Groups within the education sector.

The Leadership Strategy Engagement Manager will be responsible for establishing both groups, who will oversee implementation of the Leadership Strategy for the Teaching Profession of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Māori medium stewardship group will require leading a co-designed process, which will require an understanding of Tikanga and Te Ao Māori and the importance of working in partnership with Māori. An awareness of the Māori medium educational landscape would be desirable, but development of this knowledge can be supported for the right candidate.

You’ll thrive working at pace and accurately to tight deadlines and will be able to work effectively with a wide range of people whilst ensuring a high level of discretion. You’ll have the capacity to learn fast and work well in a team. If you have te reo and/ or a Pasifika language ability this will be considered favourably as these skills are highly valued at the Council.

The Leadership Strategy Engagement Manager will ideally have:

  • The capability to build and maintain relationships with diverse and remote stakeholders
  • Experience working alongside iwi and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Proven experience and skills in Project Management
  • Knowledge of leadership learning, theory and practice.
  • Awareness of trends and issues in teacher professional practice and the Council’s Code and Standards

This role is for 24 hours a week until the end of June 2020. Flexibility around working hours can be negotiated.

We are open to discussing this opportunity further with experienced teaching professionals who feel they can meet the requirements of the role as well as Project Managers interested in working in the education sector.

To Apply:

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@teachingcouncil.nz applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Please note, you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand and be currently residing in the country.

Successful appointment is conditional upon police vetting and qualification checks.