Appointment Process

The board is the employer of all staff, and they need to ensure that there are good processes in place for recruitment.  They also have the responsibility of appointing the leader of the school, the principal (check out the resources for this in the link below).

The link below provides recruitment and selection information for boards.

Learn more about the pre-employment screening checks under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Other resources 

The NZSTA Recruitment Management System (RMS) is available to boards free of charge and offers the ability to undertake the recruitment process in a fast and efficient manner. This web base recruitment tool reduces time in processing and sharing information. All recruitment steps requirements are available in one place, at a click of a button. Currently the RMS offers integration with the Education Gazette, Education Council, police vetting and for non-teaching staff, Seek and the New Zealand School Trustees website.

If in doubt or you wish to discuss then contact your Employment Adviser.  The Ministry of Education employment website provides additional information. In a state integrated school you may have special requirements when appointing staff, particularly to "tagged" positions.  Contact your proprietor, APIS or a Employment Adviser if you are unsure of your obligations.

The Handbook for Boards of Trustees, Principals and Staff of New Zealand Integrated Catholic Schools (pdf) contains information that is useful to integrated schools.

In a state integrated school you may have special requirements when appointing staff, particularly to "tagged" positions.  Contact your proprietor, APIS or a Employment Adviser if you are unsure of your obligations.

The Government, through the Ministry of Education, is investing an extra $359m in funding over the next four years, and $155m a year after that to help raise student achievement. NZSTA will provide support and advice to all Communities of Schools once the selection and appointment process is underway. Learn more about Investing in Educational Success (IES).

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