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Lead change through Science

Advertiser: Teach First NZMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
20 Oct 2019
Work Type
Full Time
Science & Technology, Chemistry & Physics

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We are seeking promising leaders to tackle educational inequality. Too many young people in Aotearoa New Zealand are denied access to an excellent education, which has huge consequences on a personal and societal level. As part of a national movement, we work to disrupt the inequities that exist in Aotearoa which mean that, unfairly, some young people are significantly less able to fulfil their potential than others. The Teach First NZ programme is your opportunity to transform the lives of others whilst also transforming your own. Work with us to lead the future. 

About you

You believe in supporting and challenging people to reach their full potential, helping others to feel valued equally and using your passions, beliefs, knowledge and talents to motivate others. 

You have strong relationship building skills, a proven record of achievement and possess a genuine desire to use your skills to make a real difference. You're also someone who combines a strong work ethic and self-discipline with warmth, empathy, and humility and a genuine openness to learning. 

About us 

"Our true testament is that we are committed to changing the world; and to holding courageous spaces where others might step up and make change with us" - Dr Michelle Johansson, Ako Mātātupu. Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ is an innovative not-for-profit organisation working towards an Aotearoa in which all young people are able to realise their full potential, on their own terms. We do this by supporting outstanding individuals to develop into highly effective teachers and inspirational leaders, who work to address one of New Zealand's most pressing issues both inside and beyond the classroom.

The opportunity 

Our programme provides carefully selected participants with the opportunity to have a meaningful career, working to make an impact. After undertaking a two month intensive training period between November and January, participants begin work as a part-time (0.6 FTTE) teacher in a secondary school that serves a low socioeconomic community. Over the 2 years of the programme participants receive in-school mentoring (0.2 FTTE) and study towards a fully scholarshipped Masters of Teaching and Education Leadership which is delivered by The Mind Lab.

The Teach First NZ programme offers a big challenge that comes with autonomy, challenge, and reward. You will not only see the real and tangible impact that you can have on your students and the community, but will also receive a full-time salary and a full scholarship towards your Masters of Teaching and Education Leadership. 

For many of our participants, the end of the two-year programme marks the next step in their careers as they take on leadership positions in schools and the wider community  (charities, government, business) and where they continue working to address educational inequality. 

Application details

To apply for the programme you will need to complete an online registration and application form. You can access this through the link below. Applications are currently open and being reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP to begin your journey with us this year. Successful applications are followed by a phone interview and an Ako Centre.

Please DO NOT apply through the SEEK website - to apply complete an application form at 

Please DO NOT apply through the SEEK website - to apply complete an application form at

Please note that applicants must hold NZ citizenship or NZ permanent residency and fulfil our eligibility requirements. Check your eligibility here: 

Contact details 

For more details, eligibility criteria and to apply, visit our website, call us on 0800 TO LEAD or email us at

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