The Job Find Assistance Programme for Māori, Te Reo & Pasifika Teachers

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Many thanks for your interest in the Job Find Assistance Programme.

TeachNZ has contracted Education Personnel to provide this job find assistance scheme for Māori, Te Reo and Pasifika teachers who are currently looking for a full time teaching role.  

If selected for the programme you will receive up to ten hours of one to one assistance working with Education Personnel’s experienced education recruiter Gillian Birch. Gillian can assist you with 

  • reviewing your CV
  • ensuring you are selling yourself in the best possible way to
    potential education employers 
  • preparing applications for specific roles
  • sourcing new positions that you may be interested in
  • making sure you are prepared for interview situations
  • identifying any factors that might be holding you back and
  • getting through any roadblocks 
They have been the best help in kick starting my career as a teacher!
— Mele Ta’e’iloa, Secondary dance and drama teacher


After getting in contact with Education Personnel, Gillian will be in touch with you to find out more about you and your teaching background and discuss whether you are eligible for the scheme.   If you are a teacher and are not currently in a full time teaching role, you may be selected for individual assistance.  

She was really supportive – she was always there for me via phone and email. I’m so thankful that working with Gillian not only helped me with my job seeking, but also helped me to regain confidence in my own ability and to recognise my strengths again and focus on what I had to offer schools.
— Siosi'ana, Secondary Maths teacher


Gillian is a NZ trained and registered teacher, currently teaching part time at a Wellington primary school. With a history of working in both the recruitment and relief teams at Education Personnel, she now provides personalised assistance to Māori and Pasifika teachers currently looking for teaching roles.

If you have a question or would like Gillian to give you a call click on the button below.