Ministry of Education New Zealand (nationwide)

Ministerial Appointments to the Board, Halswell & Westbridge Residential Schools


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Listed 12:03 pm 15 September 2020
Closes 27 September 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HABBz

Would you like to be considered for a Board role, appointed by the Minister of Education to the Combined Board for Halswell Residential College and Westbridge Residential School for a term of up to three years? 

About the schools

Halswell Residential College in Christchurch and Westbridge Residential School in Massey, West Auckland both provide special education within a residential setting for students who need significant programme adaption and whose educational, social and emotional needs cannot be met in their local environment.

For more information about the schools, please visit: or


Does this sound like you?

A Board of Special Institutions such as HRC and WRS require a broad range of skills and experience:

  • It is absolutely essential that Board members have governance experience (preferably in education, or the public sector); and
  • A genuine interest in the work of the schools and the education and welfare of its students; and
  • An understanding of the needs of the Ministry’s priority groups of learners which include students with learning support needs, and Māori and Pacific students.

Other knowledge or skills below are also desirable:

  • Experience in areas such as Education, Finance, Law, Property, Human Resources, Health and/or the Social sector
  • A professional background in psychology or mental health or an understanding of trauma and trauma informed care is also desirable, but not essential. 

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

How to apply

If you have an interest in the education of these students, you can view the eligibility criteria and apply online through our Careers Centre, reference #EDU-1480860A

Andrea Thomson
(04) 463 8254

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He Mangai Minita mo te Poari Ngatahi o te Kareti Noho o Halswell me te Kura Noho o Westbridge

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Ministerial Appointed Board Members to the Combined Board for Halswell Residential College and Westbridge Residential School

Organisation details

Ministry of Education

Location: New Zealand (nationwide)