Learning MATTERS Consultancy Position

We are a team of talented professionals who are dedicated to making a difference to many children, families and schools across the country.  We believe every child has the right and potential to become literate. We also believe that every teacher deserves to be taught how they can enable these skills for all ākonga they teach.  

We are looking for an educator who has experience in Structured Literacy implementation to join our consultancy team.

The position is located in the following regions

Hawkes Bay/Gisborne or Manawatu Region

Core functions of this role will be delivering the ‘’How to” in Structured Literacy using the iDeaL Approach. 
Some national travel will be required.
This is a fulltime salaried position. 

You will be responsible for: 

  • Providing quality facilitation to primary, intermediate and/or secondary schools to assist them to develop cohesive and consistent practices in varied settings 

  • Delivering professional learning through the iDeaL consultancy process to schools and school leaders 

  • Working alongside school leaders to build quality assessment processes and to review and refine local curriculum 

  • Modelling, coaching and supporting teachers with the implementation of the iDeaL Approach to Structured Literacy both onsite and online 

  • Building capacity in knowledge, leadership practise in relationship to current learning practises 

  • Working with the consultancy team in designing and developing online and face to face professional learning modules and webinars 

  • Working with the consultancy team to further enhance and develop the iDeaL Online Platform.

Qualities and Qualifications: 

  • Training in an evidence-based literacy approach (MSL, LETRS, OG), preferrable or a willingness to train 

  • Knowledge and teaching experience using the iDeaL Approach preferred 

  • School Leadership experience preferred or a willingness to learn leadership skills

  • Coaching and mentoring experience preferred

  • Engaging facilitation ability

  • Quality communication skills 

  • Problem solver 

  • Relationship builder 

  • Superior tech skills with both the Microsoft Suite and Google programmes 

  • Outstanding organisation skills 

  • Avid learner  

  • Team player 

  • Proactive 

  • Diligent  

Full training and support provided through a comprehensive induction process. 

If this sounds like you and you want to be working in a highly interactive, fast paced and collaborative supportive team, we want to hear from you.   

How to apply

Please forward the following application requirements to office@learningmatters.co.nz 

  • A CV with a covering letter telling us, what you know about Structured Literacy, where does your experience and expertise lie, and how have you influenced change in your current setting. 

  • At least two referees. 

  • A video of no longer than 5 minutes covering the following four aspects.  Please note we would like the video to be an off the cuff recording of you just talking to us.  Please note showing some physical prompts like a book or sound pack or providing a slideshow is not required nor encouraged 

    • Introduce yourself 

    • Tell us what makes you our next rock star 

    • Share with us a success you have had in leading through change 

    • Based on your experience what do you see is the benefit when using the iDeaL Approach to Structured Literacy 

Applications close at midday on Friday 14 June 2024

Please note:  If you are shortlisted, you will be required to send through a video of your teaching practice as well as preparing and delivering a short presentation.  The topic will be advised to those who are shortlisted.  

Start date to be negotiated with the successful applicant. 


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