Vacancy: PPTA Fixed term full-time Field Officer – Palmerston North office

A fixed term Field Officer position has become available based in the Palmerston North field office of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association Te Wehengarua. The appointment is for the term 26 August 2024 (or by negotiation) until 11 April 2025.

The position is fixed term as the appointee will be providing cover for a staff member on maternity leave.

The appointee will work as part of a team of four Palmerston North-based field staff and will have responsibility for organising and providing services to members and branches in the areas served by that office. Skill or experience in one or more of the following is sought: dispute resolution, advocacy, union organising, or adult education. Experience in secondary teaching or employment law would also be an advantage. Applicants should list their strengths in their application.

The Association is committed to partnership in accordance with Te Tiriti o Waitangi. A commitment to union goals and a high quality public secondary education service is essential.

Salary will be within the range of salaries paid to secondary teachers. A staff collective agreement covers conditions of employment. The Association is an equal opportunities employer.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must have the right of permanent residence or a work permit.

A job description may be obtained from Julie Elliott by emailing Queries about this position should be addressed to Adele Towgood, Deputy General Secretary (Membership) at

Applications must be received by noon on Wednesday 17 July 2024 and should be emailed to

Last modified on Wednesday, 26 June 2024 19:07