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.

Careers Centre(external link)

Jobs in teaching and school administration

Teachers and administrators are directly employed by schools and Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres.

Schools and ECEs advertise vacancies in the Education Gazette.

Search vacancies — Education Gazette website(external link)

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly the Education Council) has information on registration and certification.

Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand website(external link)

Working in learning support

Professionals we employ to provide learning support to children and young people include:

  • psychologists
  • speech language therapists
  • occupational therapists
  • special education advisors
  • physiotherapists.

Careers in learning support

Ministry of Education Gender Pay Gap Action Plan 2020

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.

Ministry of Education Gender Pay Gap Action Plan 2020 Summary [PDF, 373 KB]

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