Professional Responsibility Manager - Teaching Council NZ

Reference Number: 7405aa

Location: Wellington

Matatū Aotearoa, the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, is the professional body for all teachers.  An independent body, the Council acts in the interests of teachers to enable and support leadership and provide direction for the profession.  This includes teacher education, professional and leadership development, and sharing research and best practice. Alongside this, the Council monitors and maintains the requirements to manage conduct, competence and impairment, and establishes and maintains a code of professional responsibility.

Currently the Council is leading work, together with other professional bodies, to reinvent professional disciplinary processes so that they are mana preserving and fit for purpose, recognising the identity, language and culture of the professional. This is an exciting time to come and be part of a significant change that will enable you to have influence at a system level.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Professional Services, this Manager will contribute directly to building public confidence in the Council’s management of conduct issues.   Responsible for leading a high performing team of lawyers, investigators and experienced teachers, this role also provides strategic direction and oversight for the conduct operations and various bodies involved in relevant decision-making. Furthermore, the role ensures that high quality legal advice is available to the leadership team and staff on matters relating to professional responsibility. 

Preferred candidates for this role will be passionate about upholding the excellence of our teaching profession. With an ability to build strong, credible networks across the sector, you will be expert at maintaining strong relationships in demanding (and at times contentious) environments. A demonstrated background in balancing a commitment to regulatory rigor with a constructive, outcomes focus is also important for success in this role.

Experience working in education, the legal sector and/or comparable roles within a peak body (or similar) would also be useful for the appointee. For those wanting to join a high performing team and further enhance their leadership and sector experience, this opportunity represents a compelling next career step.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 27th January 2021. Emails will be electronically acknowledged, and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view a Position Description.

For more information please phone Nicholas Buck on +64 27 4745 366

To apply use application form or email cvwlg@sheffield.co.nz

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