REGIONAL ADVISOR INTEGRATED (Employment and Governance)

Based in Auckland

  • Supportive and Flexible Culture
  • Diverse Role
  • Vehicle Included

About the role (please read the position description for full details, link below)

Reporting to the Director Service Delivery, you will be a dynamic and energetic individual providing regional support and guidance to School Boards and Principals to achieve outstanding results for students through good governance and best practice HR and Employment Relations. You will do this through excellent relationship management, accurate assessment and evaluations of school boards, in-depth product knowledge, development of individualised planning for professional development and learning, and case management of all employment matters such as personal grievances and disputes.

You will need to be flexible to work outside usual office hours as required and enjoy travelling to meet your clients.

Our office is in Mt Eden in Auckland and there is flexibility to work from home. There will be regular travel required to support schools throughout the Northern region, and a requirement to attend team meetings in the Auckland office and full staff meetings in our national office based in Wellington. A work vehicle will form part of your remuneration package.

About you

  • Confident facilitator with the ability to communicate effectively
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret legislation and collective / individual employment agreements
  • Sound understanding of governance, human resources and employee relations
  • Experienced in leading employment and mediation processes
  • Ideally experience or understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a parent elected board member
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tikanga Māori, including comfort in a te reo Māori environment.

About us

New Zealand School Trustees Association is the voice of school boards in New Zealand, providing service to New Zealand’s 2,500 state and state-integrated schools and kura.

We are a values-based organisation; one that is determined to provide the very best services and support to our members, our education sector stakeholders, New Zealand school and their communities.

As the professional body for school boards, NZSTA is at the heart of school governance. We influence and inform policy and sector outcomes; we support and enable school boards to flourish; we connect like-minded people through our learning and networking opportunities; we strengthen communities by helping students achieve.

NZSTA was established in 1989, following the introduction of New Zealand’s largest school reform, Tomorrow’s Schools. We are a not-for profit incorporated society with charitable trust status.

Our values

High – Expectations | High – Trust | High – Transparency | High – Accountability

 Apply today

If you're excited by the opportunity to join a team who are passionate about strengthening school governance in Aotearoa, then don't delay in applying.

Note: Applications will be processed on receipt

Please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter outlining your motivation for your application, highlighting relevant skills and experience.

Send your CV and cover letter, either through SEEK or directly to us at

For further information about the role, please contact Michael O’Brien, Regional Lead, on Ph 021 594 752 for a confidential discussion.

View the position description HERE 

Applications close:  Monday 5 February 2024

NZSTA Recruitment:

P: 021 190 7273


Additional Details

  • Only applicants who are eligible to work in New Zealand (permanent work rights with no restrictions) and meet our requirements will be considered for this position
  • Driver’s licence is required
  • Ministry of Justice vetting will be undertaken