4 November 2019
The first tranche of Learning Support Coordinators has already been met with proactive school boards of trustees and principals ready to recruit and initiating the appointment processes within their Kāhui Ako/clusters.
These roles are intended to be full-time permanent positions therefore, to ensure compliance with your legal obligations, you must adhere to the terms of the collective agreements and the State Sector Act. The Primary Teachers Collective Agreement states under clause 2.2.1, that roles of at least one year’s duration must be advertised nationally. As for secondary and areas school teachers’, their Collective Agreements under clauses 3.2.2 and 2.2.2 require the roles to be gazetted.
The rationale for this process is found in the State Sector Act, which in summary, is to ensure that a transparent and fair recruitment process is followed to attract the best possible candidates. Failure to follow the correct process could result in any third party legally challenging an appointment.
The LSC roles require a person to be well rounded and fairly experienced with effective communication skills, so appointing the right person is vital and all applicants whether internal or external need to meet the standards of the role as detailed in the LSC recruitment tool kit which is available here.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Advisory & Support Centre if you have any further queries on 0800 782 435 (option 2).
Regional Director - Principal Adviser Employment