Primary education campaigner, National Office, Wellington

If you're passionate about education, know the primary education sector well, are keen to work in a team in a union context and have a strong desire to get teachers, principals and support staff and their communities working together to ensure every child experiences high quality education, this could be the job for you!

This position requires a confident and credible educator who can contribute to our professional, campaigning and industrial work. You'll be at home in a curriculum and assessment conversation but also understand the power of career development for support staff. You'll understand the implications of policy changes at education system level for teaching and learning, and know how to engage effectively with NZEI members across a range of issues. You will represent the values and views of NZEI members to other stakeholders in the education sector, analyse and develop policy, and work within teams to develop effective campaigns to support NZEI's goal of quality education for all.

This position is one of a group of NZEI staff who work within cross-disciplinary project teams that are focussed on achieving specific advances within NZEI's campaigns. Staff in these roles are expected to have generalist strategic, policy development and research skills and the ability to work well in teams. Experience of project or campaign-based working is desirable.

This position also requires in-depth knowledge, experience and understanding of the primary education sector with a primary teaching and support staff focus and the ability to drive strategy within our campaign framework. A commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to quality education is essential.

If you share our values, have excellent skills, are highly organised, and can work under pressure, then we would welcome your application. A position description is available below, or email Sue Braggins:

The position is based in the NZEI National Office in Wellington.

Applications in confidence should be addressed to Vacancies, PO Box 466, Wellington 6140, or by email to with "Primary" in the subject line.

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 19 March, 2018.


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