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Registered Teacher ECE (Primary will be considered)

The Salvation Army Early Childhood Education Centre, Newtown, Wellington

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified early childhood education teacher to join our team. If you are looking for a new challenge and you have a passion for infants as well as working with parents/whānau. This position will co-facilitate our Space parenting programme as well as provide teacher release time.

  • Small team, small group size
  • Part time hours and short work week
  • Variety in your daily routine with group facilitation and teaching
  • Distributive leadership approach

Permanent, 24 hours per week, 4 days Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, with Monday staff meetings: 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

About the Department/Operation/Programme

The Salvation Army Early Childhood Education Centres provide quality, Christian Early Childhood Care and Education and wrap-around whānau care services in the local community, within our community hub, at The Salvation Army, Newtown.   Our core values are Awhi/Aroha, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga and  Wairua.

About the role/job description

If you are confident in building strong relationships with parents, strong knowledge in current theory and the ability to articulate this as well as being able to work well in a team, this could be the job for you.

Person Specification

  • ECE qualified and certified teacher (or primary trained will be considered)
  • Passion for Infants and postnatal parenting care.
  • Confident in building strong relationships with tamariki, & parents
  • Strong play-focused philosophy
  • Passion for social justice and advocacy
  • Works well in a team
  • Commitment to bicultural curriculum and teaching practice


Our childcare is part of a collective agreement that has opted into pay parity by NZEI which can be viewed on their website at and has some positive terms and conditions like Professional development allowance, and paid Teacher registration fees plus 4 hours of non-contact release time. We have a two-week shutdown at Christmas and 2 dedicated teacher-only days during the year for team building and professional development. We would love you to join our supportive team and work for our awesome and inclusive organisation.   

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Amy Falk by emailing

Request our TSA ECEC Employment application which is required for your application and ECE Job Description - Teacher 2022 for your further information.


To apply please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to:

Staff declaration Application form can be downloaded from:

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Police Check and other child protection safety checks 

We will interview any suitable candidate as they lodge their interest/completed application and appoint accordingly.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.