Field officer, Wellington

Come and join the country’s largest education union and work as a field officer working with NZEI Te Riu Roa members, including primary teachers, early childhood teachers, school support staff and special education staff.

NZEI Te Riu Roa is the organisation representing 47,000 primary and early childhood teachers, specialist education and advisory staff, early childhood and school support staff.  It is committed to high quality public education and to the application of the Treaty of Waitangi.

We need someone who can play an important role in the work and campaigns of NZEI. The role involves organising and supporting NZEI Te Riu Roa members in the Wellington area.

Your duties would include:

  • Encouraging, supporting and organising members to be active in NZEI campaigns
  • Recruiting new members and supporting recruitment programmes
  • Providing industrial and professional advice and support
  • Assisting with membership education
  • Maintaining regular contact with members
  • Organising and running meetings

You need to have:

  • High level communication skills
  • Proven organising ability
  • An interest and knowledge of the education sector and industrial relations
  • An ability to work as part of a team
  • Good time management skills
  • An ability to develop and maintain networks and relationships
  • Sound IT skills
  • A willingness to learn
  • A full NZ Driver’s Licence

The position is based in the NZEI Te Riu Roa Wellington Office.

Professional development and support will be provided.

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

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

Applications close at 5pm Monday 11 September 2017.


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