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PPTA | Field Officer-Legal | Wellington or Palmerston North

Closing date: Thursday 13 June 2024

A Field Officer–Legal position has become available in the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association Te Wehengarua. The vacancy is a full-time permanent position. A starting date will be determined by mutual agreement.

The appointee can be based in either Wellington or Palmerston North.

The purpose of the role is to develop and strengthen PPTA by providing legal representation for members and advice to field officers on employment law.

We are seeking applicants with knowledge and experience in employment disputes, mediation, employment relations authority and professional body processes (such as the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand).

The Association is committed to partnership in accordance with Te Tiriti o Waitangi. A commitment to union goals and a high quality public secondary education service is essential.

Salary will be within the range of salaries paid to Field Officers. Removal costs are available for the successful candidate where appropriate. A staff collective agreement covers conditions of employment. The Association is an equal opportunities employer.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must have the right of permanent residence or a work permit.

A job description may be obtained from Julie Elliott by emailing Queries about this position should be addressed to Adele Towgood, Deputy General Secretary (Membership) at

Applications must be received by noon on Thursday 13 June 2024 and should be emailed to

Contact person: Julie Elliot