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Early Childhood Education Facilitator (G038-18CA)

Institute of Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

We are looking for just the right person to join our team. Are you a passionate ECE educator? Do you relish supporting teachers and education leaders to enable them to achieve great outcomes in Early Childhood Education?

Location:Palmerston North
Term:Fixed Term of 12 Months
Grade:Facilitator (Centre for Educational Development)
Salary:$68,479 - $83,450 pa
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 25 February 2018

Position overview

Tātai Angitu offers high-quality dynamic professional learning, development and support designed to respond to the needs of the education sector. We support professional learning through actively linking knowledge with opportunities and need to support teachers and leaders, and ultimately, tamariki. We do this through large Government-funded contracts, short courses, bespoke solutions for early childhood education services, schools and communities. We work in New Zealand and overseas, particularly in the Pacific.

Do you thrive in complex environments, able to juggle various tasks at one time, balance a range of functions and look after critical details whilst maintaining an eye on the "big picture"? We are looking for someone with a particular ability in the areas of Early Years governance and management, leadership and curriculum. A strong knowledge of early childhood theory and practice, as well as in-depth understanding of internal evaluation/self-review processes is essential. This role involves working across a variety of early childhood contexts including kindergartens, education and care services, Māori and Pasifika services.

The position is based in our Manawatū campus and requires travel across of variety of geographical locations including central and lower North Island and support for the top of the South.

The role is a 12 months full-time (37.5 hours per week) fixed term position starting as soon as possible. Don’t miss this is exciting opportunity develop your own skills and be part of a team of highly motivated, professional facilitators dedicated to improving educational outcomes for children and whānau through strengthening teacher knowledge and practice. Apply now!


If you are ready to further your career and join us in making a difference then submit your application via our careers page It is intended that interviews will be conducted 26 February 2018. For those requiring further information or a confidential discussion please contact Ms Keri Cheetham, Kaihautū Mātauranga Kōhungahunga | Early Childhood Education Leader

Job description

Purpose statement

To coach and mentor educational leaders and teachers as they apply new content and pedagogical knowledge to enhance student outcomes including- support and advice in the planning, delivery, effective management and continuous improvement of teaching and learning resulting in positive learning outcomes for children and whānau.

Responsible to

Early Childhood Education Leader | Kaihautū Mātauranga Kōhungahunga

Key accountabilities

• Deliver Ministry of Education-funded Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities (SELO 3) programmes in Mathematics, Literacy, Infants and Toddlers and Leadership. Programme design includes facilitating cluster meetings, working with teaching teams, mentoring leaders, online support and feeding back to teams on self-review;
• Conceptualise, plan and implement appropriate learning programmes in accordance with contractual requirements and in partnership with schools, service centres or other contractors;
• Develop resources for online and face to face delivery as appropriate to the client and contract;
• Plan and monitor the overall delivery and progress of professional education courses, resolve any issues and instigate corrective actions, where required;
• Work collegially and effectively with peers to evaluate and improve delivery and services and report regularly to the Sector Leader on course outcomes and contract deliverables;
• Ensure all development, delivery and evaluation processes are of a high standard and consistent with the requirements of the sector including the analysis and use of assessment information gathered formally and informally; and
• Establish and maintain effective professional relationships focussed on the learning and well-being of all ākonga.

Person specification


• Qualification in education or teaching, particularly Early Childhood Education.
• Current New Zealand teacher registration.
• A current and full New Zealand Drivers Licence.


• Able to work across a variety of ECE contexts – Education and Care, Kindergarten, Bicultural and Pasifika, formal and non-formal including community-based settings.
• First hand, evidenced experience in self-review and inquiry processes in alignment with ERO requirements.
• Relationship building experience.
• Proven networking with ECE sector, stakeholders and interest groups.

Personal attributes and behaviours

• Demonstrates a reflective approach to practice.
• Skills, knowledge, and credibility in coaching and mentoring.
• Knowledge and understanding of current early childhood research and practice, especially in the areas of leadership, numeracy, infants and toddlers and literacy.
• An understanding of language, culture and identity and the role these play in early years education.
• Demonstrate an inclusive approach to teaching practice and a personal commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
• Ability to work unsupervised, prioritise deadlines and be self-organizing, as well as contribute to a highly functioning team.
• Initiative, motivation and a problem-solving approach.
• Strong client focus, with attention to results, adding value and continuous improvement.
• Excellent written, verbal communication and IT skills.
• Superior interpersonal skills.
• Willingness and ability to travel is required for this role.

Additional Pre-employment Checks

Requirement to pass - Criminal and Traffic Convictions (Security) Check performed by the Ministry of Justice plus NZ Police vetting to satisfy safety checking of children's workers requirement under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014


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