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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

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.

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  • 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. 

    We are seeking a Council Secretariat who is ready to support our Council with their mahi as they collectively govern this new and exciting organisation. Your role will be varied and busy, with key responsibilities ranging from providing high quality administrative support and governance advice to Te Pūkenga Council, standing committees and sub-committees, organising travel, preparing agendas, taking minutes, supporting various sub-committees, arranging meetings and all things in-between.

    The ideal applicant will have previous experience in supporting Boards or Councils, as well as demonstrate the following:

    • A high level of computer literacy, including advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge of office procedures, business processes and filing structures
    • The ability to relate to a wide range of people at all levels
    • Excellent attention to detail, time management, and planning skills

    Te Pūkenga Head Office is based in Hamilton; however, this role can be based from home with the requirement to travel for Council meetings. Please send your application, including a CV and cover letter to recruitment@tepukenga.ac.nz

    Candidates can download a position description here.

    Applications close: 5pm 10 March 2021.

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