Advisory Officer (Professional Issues)
Are you interested in working with secondary teachers to develop policy on issues that matter to them, and then doing what it takes to make these things happen?
We’re looking for someone to join the advisory team in our national office in Wellington. We want someone who has experience with a range of professional issues, which could include curriculum and assessment, professional learning and development, teacher performance management and teachers’ professional practice.
You will need to communicate well and be able to work flexibly, co-operatively and collectively. This role involves a lot of writing, so you will need to have a masterful way with words and be able to give, and take, robust feedback. You will be confident advocating for our members both in writing and face-to-face.
The appointee will be part of a small and focused team that develops policy, negotiates collective agreements and advocates at a national level on behalf of members. Recent experience in New Zealand schools would be an advantage.
Salary will be within the range of salaries paid to senior staff in secondary schools. A staff collective agreement covers conditions of employment. Occasional travel is required. The date the position starts is open to negotiation, but is likely to be around the start of the school year in 2018.
The Association is committed to partnership within Te Tiriti o Waitangi. A commitment to union goals is essential. The Association is an equal opportunities employer.
A job description may be obtained from Julie Elliott
Email Julie or phone (04) 913 4228.
Enquiries about the position
Questions about this position should be addressed to Tom Haig (Deputy General Secretary)
Email Tom or phone (04) 913 4233.
Applications close 5 pm Friday 6 October
Email Julie or
Address application to: Julie Elliott, Advisory Officer Vacancy, NZPPTA, PO Box 2119, Wellington.