NZPPTA Te Wehengarua National Office Vacancy – Advisory Officer

Are you interested in advocating for and working with secondary teachers on issues that matter to them, and then doing what it takes to make these things happen?

We’re looking for someone to join the advisory team in our national office in Wellington.  The team’s responsibilities include the negotiation and interpretation of collective employment agreements, national campaign co-ordination, working with colleagues on organising plans, policy development, and advocacy on areas of concern to secondary teachers.

The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly, co-operatively and collectively and will communicate well.  They will have a proven track record in mobilising union members, as well as a critical understanding of the education sector and the issues for teachers in the current environment.

We are looking with someone with experience and expertise in at least some of the following areas: collective agreement negotiations, advocacy, campaigning, organising, education and/or employment law, event management, dispute resolution and working in a Māori medium context.  In your covering letter let us know what you would bring.

The appointee will be a member of a supportive team that blends industrial expertise, strong knowledge of secondary education and political nous.  PPTA is a member-led organisation, and you’ll need to appreciate and respect that.

Salary will be within the range of salaries paid to senior staff in secondary schools.  A staff collective agreement covers conditions of employment.  Occasional travel is required.  We’d like someone who can start before the end of 2019, but we can negotiate on this for the right person.

The Association is committed to partnership within Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  A commitment to union goals is essential.  The Association is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications must be received by 5.00 pm Friday 20 September 2019 and should be marked Confidential and addressed to—

Christine McNicol

(Staff Vacancy – Advisory Officer)

New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association

PO Box 2119



A job description and application form may be obtained from Christine McNicol by phoning (04) 913 4235 or emailing  Queries about this position should be addressed to the General Secretary, Ph. (04) 913 4237, Email

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