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Join the team that’s building the
future of vocational education
in New Zealand

Help set the direction for quality learning to meet tomorrow’s needs

He akoranga whaihua – kia waihanga i te ao o āpōpō | Learning with purpose, creating our futures 

Do you want be part of a new dynamic team, charged with reforming NZ's tertiary education system, putting learners at the very centre, increasing access for all, and ensuring equity for Māori?

Te Pūkenga is the new entity responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational education.  Its key functions include; improving outcomes for Māori and Māori communities in collaboration with Māori and iwi partners and stakeholders; improving the consistency of vocational education and training; meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities; ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

Learner Journey and Experience

  • International Learner
    Contractor, Fixed Term

    The Te Pūkenga Learner Advisory committee will be established on 1st January 2023 and will ensure a strong voice for learners across our network - up to 280,000 learners by 2023 who have an interest in everything from nursing to plumbing to personal training and everything in between. Understanding how best to represent the views of diverse learners currently underserved by the system is a top priority. Click here to read about some of the exciting work already happening in this space.

    Earlier this year we sought expressions of interest to establish the Interim Learner Advisory Committee (ILAC) the purpose of this committee is to ensure a current presence of learner voice and the opportunity for learners to provide advice on significant strategic decisions directly to Te Pūkenga council during this transition period through until December 2022.

    In order to meet Te Pūkenga responsibility of ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders the committee membership will pursue equity of gender, Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti representation and guarantee representation from the following priority learner groups; Māori, Pacific, Disabled, LGBTQI+, International, Work based (on-the-job trainees and apprentices).   Additionally, it is desirable that the Committee has representation from learners who identify as; Mature learners (40+), Youth learners (18-25), Rural learners, Online learners, Campus based learners.

    It has been identified that we require representation from an International Learner to complete the Committee.  Therefore, we will only be accepting applications from current Learners paying International fees. 

    Kaupapa

    As a current enrolled learner within the Te Pūkenga network the learner advisory committee members will form part of a committee of 8-10 learners representing diverse cultures, experiences, learning programmes and contexts within the Vocational Education and Training Sector.

    The committee will provide advice directly to Te Pūkenga council and is a key milestone to ensure that learners are at the centre of every part of the organisation.

    Ngā Mahi

    This role will be responsible for:

    • Representing Te Pūkenga learners to contribute learner perspectives to Te Pūkenga council
    • Developing the terms of reference for the Learner Advisory Committee, (to be elected to take office as of 1 Jan 2023), including decisions on membership consistent with the prescribed statutory framework and relevant Council of Te Pūkenga
    • Considering any specific learner issues delegated to or requested of the committee by the Te Pūkenga council
    • Providing advice to the Te Pūkenga Council on significant strategic matters relevant to learners
    • Drafting a relationship agreement, using co-design process to set out specific ways the Te Pūkenga council and learner advisory committee will work together
    • Delivery of quarterly reporting to Te Pūkenga council on committee activities and summary of advice on the matters referred to it by Te Pūkenga council
    • Demonstrating giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in your deliberations and decision-making

    Pūkenga

    To be successful in this role all committee members will have:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Respectful self-representation
    • Professional personal conduct, able to Conduct themselves in an open and ethical manner
    • A Willingness to learn, grow and share
    • A passion for improving the vocational education system for all learners, and specifically those previously underserved

     

    Additionally, the committee as a whole will have:

    • Ensure that that independent views of members are given due weight and consideration
    • Ensure fair and full participation of members
    • Regularly review its own performance
    • Give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in its conduct and deliberations
    Waiaro

    The successful candidate will be:

    • A current enrolled international learner within the Te Pūkenga network of subsidiaries
    • Committed to work in the best interests of all learners and the committee itself
    • Committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi through conduct, deliberations, and advice
    • Comfortable reviewing and responding to information delivery through a variety of mediums
    • Confident representing their own lived perspective and experiences as a learner whilst respecting the space for and perspectives of others
    • Diligent, prepared, and participative
    • Respectful, loyal, and supportive

     

    See the role profile here: (Interim) Learner Advisory Committee member

    See the Terms of reference here: (Interim) Learner Advisory Committee Terms of reference ToR

    How to apply

    To apply for these roles please click here to submit your online expression of interest, including your current CV or Covering Letter.

    You can access the job profile and full expression of interest pack here including the selection and appointment process timeline.  Additionally, the Interim Learner Advisory Committee, Terms of Reference are available here.

    These roles are fixed term until to end of 2022 and will require successful candidates to be able to commit approximately one and half days of their time every six weeks.  For any questions please contact joanne.massey@tepukenga.ac.nz

    Applications close at 5pm on Friday 10 December 2021.  All applicants must have current legal right to work in New Zealand to apply.

Academic Delivery and Innovation

  • Full-time, Fixed term
    Flexible location, work from home

    Kaupapa

    As an administrator you will provide professional, efficient and timely administrative, logistical and practical support aligned to a particular Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) and their team within Te Pūkenga.

     

    Ngā Mahi

    This role will be responsible for:

    • Supporting and coordinating meetings, projects, activities and events
    • Ensuring the timely collation of reports and information for executive
    • Managing incoming and outgoing correspondence to support the Executive Assistants and DCEs
    • Providing prompt, friendly and customer-oriented responses to all telephone, face to face and email enquiries
    • Day to day administrative tasks including printing, scanning, filing and minute taking
    • Arranging travel bookings and itineraries for DCEs and other staff

     

    Pūkenga

    To be successful in this role you will have:

    • Proven and relevant experience working in an administrative role in a medium to large sized organisation
    • A strong commitment to customer service and empathy for customer needs
    • Excellent attention to detail, time management, and planning
    • A strong work ethic, ability as a self-starter, and sense of personal initiative
    • High degree of computer literacy, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams and intermediate knowledge of Adobe Acrobat
    • Knowledge of tikanga Māori and demonstrated experience in applying this in the workplace, including organising bicultural and Māori kaupapa
    • Demonstrated ability to manage workflow and prioritise to ensure deadlines and targets are met

     

    Waiaro

    The successful candidate will be:

    • A highly motivated, self-driven, proactive administrative professional
    • Adaptive and willing to apply your skills and contribution to a wide range of diverse needs
    • Engaged and dedicated to the opportunities of the vocational education reform, together with the commitments sought in the Charter for Te Pūkenga, including Te Pae Tawhiti (Tiriti Excellence Framework)
    • Committed to and capable of partnering with others – welcoming and enabling the inclusion of all and providing for equitable opportunities in consideration of those disadvantaged or previously excluded.
    • A confident, values-based team player with a good sense of humour and excellent communication and people skills

    See the role profile here: Administrator

    How to apply

    All applicants must hold current legal right to work in Aotearoa.

     

    Our positions do not have a prescribed office location, we are a geographically dispersed team and we value you maintaining your community and whānau connections. 

     

    We will accept applications from candidates based anywhere in Aotearoa.  There will be travel throughout the motu including to the office of Te Pūkenga in Hamilton, but you will be able to work from home when not travelling.

     

    This is a fixed term role through to December 2022. Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz. Applications close at 5pm, 6 December 2021.

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning

Opportunities to join Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning (WBL) Leadership team

Several demanding, significant, and time-bound opportunities are now available to join Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning subsidiary, working closely alongside the Industry Training Business Division Directors.

These roles are all about collaborating on the development of an efficient network of vocational education, delivered through the method that works best for both learner and employer. These advertised roles will be pivotal to the implementation of the new Operating Model and success of work-based learning.

We are looking for people to join this team who can embrace the work-based learning vision, embrace Te Pūkenga values and take a leadership role in implementing our collective strategic plan. There’s a power of mahi to do, so we want you to come with fire in your belly and a real desire to help make the Review of Vocational Education (RoVE) an enduring and compelling success.

As a subsidiary, these WBL roles will unify on-job learning, integrating with on campus and online, and being a deliberate contributor to the once-in-a-generation changes ahead. All roles report directly to the Chief Executive and will form the new WBL Executive Leadership Team.

  • Fixed Term until 1 January 2023

    Given the degree of change envisaged by the Operating Model, and the inherent challenge in bringing many organisations into one, this role will drive change leadership and internal alignment within WBL. Effectively, the requirement is to both get WBL pulling as one, while also building capability for the subsequent move into Te Pūkenga itself.

    See the Position description here: Programme Lead – Internal

    If you are interested in this role, please submit your application to Matt Bagshaw including a cover letter and CV, by 02 December 2021.
    Interviews to commence on Monday 06 December 2021, or sooner by arrangement.

  • Fixed Term until 1 January 2023

    Assumes responsibility for alignment and Te Pūkenga collaboration with ITPs and the Operating Model, while building interfaces with other stakeholders like Wānanga and Workforce Development Councils (WDC). Works in partnership with the Programme Lead- Internal to support WBL’s change readiness.

    See the Position description here: Programme Lead – Network

    If you are interested in this role, please submit your application to Matt Bagshaw including a cover letter and CV, by 02 December 2021.
    Interviews to commence on Monday 06 December 2021, or sooner by arrangement.

  • Fixed Term until 1 July 2023

    Every Transitioning Industry Training Organisation (TITO) has legacy systems, with certain degrees of base level overlap, but generally a lot of customisation. WBL needs a digital lead to provide a strategic pathway to a more effective use of technology, and ultimately to interact not only with TITO systems but to find efficiencies and connectivity with ITP systems.

    See the Position description here: Head of Digital

    If you are interested in this role, please submit your application to Matt Bagshaw including a cover letter and CV, by 02 December 2021.
    Interviews to commence on Monday 06 December 2021, or sooner by arrangement.

  • Fixed Term until 1 July 2023

    One of the key platforms of the RoVE changes is Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership and lifting the voice of and support for Māori, Pasifika, women, and underserved learners. This role takes on central ownership of Te Pae Tawhiti, Ōritetanga, and guidance for WBL’s active contribution to the mahi required. The role will partner with Te Pūkenga Partnerships and Equity team and Business Divisions to advise and develop key strategies within ITP’s and TITO’s.

    See the Position description here: Kaikōkiri, Equity & Partnerships

    If you are interested in this role, please submit your application to Matt Bagshaw including a cover letter and CV, by 02 December 2021.
    Interviews to commence on Monday 06 December 2021, or sooner by arrangement.

  • Fixed Term until 1 July 2023

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) actively contributes to the development and achievement of the strategic agenda. Works with the WBL Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and business division Directors and Finance leads to establish a collaborative way of working resulting in a shared approach across the divisions. This is a strategic role in the overall financial management of the Work Based Learning subsidiary.

    See the Position description here: Chief Financial Officer

    If you are interested in this role, please submit your application to Matt Bagshaw including a cover letter and CV, by 02 December 2021.
    Interviews to commence on Monday 06 December 2021, or sooner by arrangement.

  • Fixed Term until 1 July 2023

    The purpose of this role is to provide human resource leadership and application in support of the Business Division transition to WBL as well as develop and implement the WBL People Strategy. The role will provide key expertise on process and policy requirements for WBL as well as support the Chief Executive and leadership team. The role will act as a conduit for the central Te Pūkenga People and Culture team and Business Divisions within WBL as well as developing key people strategies with the ITP’s and further support transitioning ITO’s.

    See the Position description here: Head of People & Culture

    If you are interested in this role, please submit your application to Matt Bagshaw including a cover letter and CV, by 02 December 2021.
    Interviews to commence on Monday 06 December 2021, or sooner by arrangement.

  • Fixed Term until 1 July 2023

    Reporting to the Chief Executive, Work Based Learning, the Executive Assistant will manage the office of the CEO by providing a consistent high standard of professional support in order to ensure that the CEO can operate in an efficient manner and maximise the use of their time.  This role also acts as secretariat to the WBL Board. 

    See the Position description here: Executive Assistant to CEO & Board Secretariat

    If you are interested in this role, please submit your application to Matt Bagshaw including a cover letter and CV, by 7 December 2021.

Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning business divisions

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