Careers in education
Work with us to help shape the future of education in New Zealand.
The Ministry of Education is the government’s lead advisor on the education system, shaping the direction for Education, other government agencies and education providers.
Our organisation has more than 3,000 talented, knowledgeable and committed people working in 37 locations across Aotearoa.
Our Careers Centre has more information about the range of roles on offer. You can also search for current vacancies and register your job seeker profile.
- Jobs in teaching and school administration
- Working in learning support
- Ministry of Education Gender Pay Gap Action Plan 2020
Teachers and administrators are directly employed by schools and Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres.
Schools and ECEs advertise vacancies in the Education Gazette.
The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly the Education Council) has information on registration and certification.
Professionals we employ to provide learning support to children and young people include:
- speech language therapists
- occupational therapists
- special education advisors
This action plan covers our gender pay gap data, drivers of our gender pay gap and the actions the Ministry will take in 2020 to further address the gender pay gap in the context of the pay restraint in the public sector expectations issued in April 2020.
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