Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand New Zealand (nationwide)

Executive principal

General, Executive leadership

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 9:53 AM 01 August 2019
Closes 24 August 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9wSN

This national leadership role provides you with a unique opportunity to make a positive difference for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) learners. This is a significant role for a proven education leader.  

The executive principal will integrate van Asch and Kelston Deaf Education Centres and build this new national organisation from its current foundations to develop world-leading DHH education delivery across NZ.

Ideally this role will be based in Auckland or Christchurch. 

You will bring vision, strategic, operational and financial leadership to develop a more equitable and effective service for DHH learners in Aotearoa New Zealand. The executive principal will be leading a national team of around 400 educational, pastoral and organisational support staff. Given the unique merger status, the executive principal will have the rare opportunity to influence organisational structure and create the senior leadership team, structure and buy in to enable their vision to become reality.  

Your vision will ensure Deaf Education Aotearoa New Zealand will continue to deliver a wide range of services to DHH learners from preschool to 21 years. New service delivery initiatives will be student and whānau centred and work in partnership with local school agencies. You will embrace the best of current pedagogy and technology. You will create a values-based organisation that is flexible, always improving, and equity-focused.  

Working with the Establishment Committee on behalf of the Board of Trustees, and a merger transition team, you will ensure this new school is up and running from July 2020.   

A successful applicant may be eligible for the Principal Recruitment Allowance (PRA) of up to $50,000.

Recruitment for this opportunity is being managed by Education Personnel and Inside Recruitment for the Combined Board of Trustees of van Asch and Kelston Deaf Education Centres.

How to apply

To find out more, email careteam@edperson.co.nz and request an information pack. To arrange a confidential conversation about this role please contact Scott at scott@insiderecruitment.co.nz

Scott King
(04) 913 6949

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9wSN

Listed 9:53 AM 01 August 2019
Closes 24 August 2019

Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand NZ

School details

Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 3
Roll: 112

School number: 903
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Physical address:
38 Truro Street, Sumner, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 17715, Sumner, Christchurch, 8840