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Leadership Strategy Project Manager

Wellington based, part-time, fixed-term

Job description

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

The Role:

We are looking to recruit a part-time Project 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 Teaching Council believes that teachers should be involved in decisions that affect their profession and implementing the Leadership Stewardship groups is one of the ways the Council intends to involve teachers to continue growing the profession for the future.   

The stewardship groups will oversee the implementation of the following actions from the Leadership Strategy:

  • Develop a shared understanding and philosophy in a bicultural landscape
  • Facilitate engagement between, and collaborative work by education leaders on issues related to the learning and wellbeing of all learners
  • Promote and support leadership excellence.

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.

Along with project management experience this role requires a specific skill set including:

  • Awareness of trends and issues in teacher professional practice and the Council’s Code and Standards
  • The personal attributes necessary to engender good working relationships across the Ministry of Education, the Council and Leadership Stewards
  • Knowledge of leadership learning, theory and practice.

The following knowledge and skills are also desirable as the Project Manager – Leadership Strategy will lead the co-design process for the establishment of the Māori medium stewardship group:

  • Culturally competent with an understanding of Tikanga and Te Ao Māori
  • Awareness of Māori medium educational landscape
  • An understanding of the importance of working in partnership with Māori.

This role is for 24 hours a week until the end of June 2020. Flexibility around working hours can be accommodated provided key meetings are attended and deliverables are met.

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 by Sunday 11 August 2019.

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.