About the role

Employment Advisors in our Advisory Support Centre (ASC) are the first port of call for our members. This involves advising, supporting, and providing school boards and their delegates with timely and accurate advice on employment enquiries to promote effective employment practice in schools. 

The variety and breadth of this role as well as the opportunity to work on a broad range of ER and HR enquiries will keep you busy and stimulated. The advice and support you provide will directly strengthen school boards and improve the overall quality of governance and education provided to students across New Zealand. 

These are permanent, full-time positions (40 hours per week) based in our national office in Lambton Quay, Wellington. Flexible working arrangements are also a consideration for these roles.

We have a team with diverse and varied backgrounds; but all of us share the values of the organisation and enjoy the role we play in strengthening our member’s employment practice.

About you

  • ER/HR experience with relevant qualifications or work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building capabilities
  • Strong customer service delivery ethos
  • Calm under pressure, resilient and empathetic to deal with a wide range of sensitive and complex enquiries
  • Able to prioritise workload and competing demands
  • Ability to interpret legislation and other relevant provisions and policies
  • Proven ability to participate as a positive, effective team member
  • High degree of professional integrity and ability to remain impartial and confidential are essential.

About us

New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) is a not for profit and membership-based national organisation representing the interests of its member boards. 

NZSTA is the most influential leader of effective school governance in Aotearoa, embodying the intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Its vision is to lead and strengthen school governance in New Zealand to ensure that all schools are effectively governed so that every student realises their highest possible educational potential.

Our values:

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

Apply Now!

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

Note: Applications will be processed as they come in.

Please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter outlining your motivation for your application, highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our organisational values is critical to our success – ensure you provide examples which can reflect and demonstrate this.

Send your CV and cover letter, either through SEEK or directly to us at: recruitment@nzsta.org.nz

For further information about the role, please contact Patrick Ikiua, Regional Director Northern on Ph 021 599 024 for a confidential discussion.

View the position description here 


NZSTA Recruitment:

P: 021 190 7273

E: recruitment@nzsta.org.nz

Additional Information:

  • Ministry of Justice vetting will be undertaken
  • 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.