Education Organiser, National Office, Wellington

Want to empower people to change the world? Awesome! NZEI Te Riu Roa needs you as an education organiser.

Who are we?

NZEI Te Riu Roa is a dynamic union representing the interests of 47,000 education workers in communities throughout New Zealand. We advocate for children to be at the heart of education and fight to get the best terms and conditions with our members. We’re also a Treaty of Waitangi based organisation incorporating the principles of biculturalism in our everyday work.

So what’s the job?

In this role, you’ll have three main responsibilities:

  • You’ll help to innovate and expand union organising practices with our staff and member leaders, adapting our practices to keep pace in the changing political environment,
  • You’ll be developing training programmes, co-ordinating learning pathways, and developing other resources to support our people, and
  • You’ll be working with our teams across the country to demonstrate and model creative and engaging adult education techniques.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for someone who can shift a group of people from apathy to action. You’ll be someone who likes a challenge, who can relate to a wide range of different people, and have the patience to walk alongside others to help them learn and grow professionally. You’ll be values driven, aiming to improve New Zealand through the principles of trade unionism and by advocating for quality public education. Having experience in adult learning environments is also a plus.

What do we offer?

In this full-time job we offer an awesome team in which to work, competitive terms and conditions of employment, and the opportunity to change the lives of educators and students throughout New Zealand.

Do you have what it takes?

A full job description is available below, or contact Sue Braggins at

Applications in confidence should be emailed to or posted to Vacancies, PO Box 466, Wellington 6140.

Applications close at 5pm Friday 1st September 2017



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