• Supportive culture
  • Diverse role
  • Vehicle included

We’re looking for a talented, high-energy person to deliver HR and Employment Relations advice and support to Principals and School Boards.

Who are we?

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.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director Service Delivery, you will be a seasoned employment professional with experience working in a fast paced and changing environment supporting multiple stakeholders.

As Regional Advisor Employment, you will partner with school leaders across the full raft of school environments. You will deliver end to end HR solutions, advice and support. Any day could see you advise on relationship building techniques, recruitment, performance management, conduct issues, health and safety or co-design a restructure proposal or attend mediation.  A truly diverse role.

In addition to problem solving via robust processes, you will be involved in designing and delivering workshops aimed at problem prevention and best practice management of all things HR and Employment Relations.

The role places you as the conduit between Principals (as CEOs of schools) and unions on a regular basis, enabling you to demonstrate your strong relationship building skills.

You will be surrounded with supportive HR and employment law talent, both as part of a national team and as part of a regional team of 12. The culture is an open one of asking questions, sharing areas of expertise and learning and growing together, ensuring quality and consistency of advice.

What we’re looking for:

  • a person who can demonstrate sound understanding and application of employment law, leadership and HR practice
  • a tertiary qualification in related field or equivalent in experience
  • a confident relationship builder
  • a helpful, outcomes-oriented person who likes being in front of people
  • someone who can work with conflict, persuade others and lead strategies to resolve problems
  • a clear and concise communicator, with great writing skills
  • a kind, caring and supportive team member
  • someone who is passionate about enabling and supporting others
  • understanding of and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tikanga Māori, including comfort in te reo Māori environment.

Our office is in Christchurch Central and there is flexibility to work from home. There will be regular travel required to support schools throughout Canterbury and neighbouring regions. A work vehicle will form part of your remuneration package.

If you want to join a team where you will be exposed a full variety of different experiences, have some fun and make an impact in the education of children in Aotearoa, then this is the role for you!

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.

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 recruitment@nzsta.org.nz.

For further information about the role, please contact Lucienne Shelley at Recruitment@nzsta.org.nz or on 021 190 7273 for a confidential discussion.

View the position description HERE

Applications close:  Wednesday 12 October. We will be processing applications as they come in. Don’t delay - make sure you apply as soon as possible!

NZSTA Recruitment:

P: 021 190 7273

E: recruitment@nzsta.org.nz

Additional Details

Applicants must have permanent rights to work in New Zealand

Driver’s licence is required

Ministry of Justice vetting will be undertaken