May 2019

Upper Hutt Education Network Impact Connector

Our Upper Hutt Education Network of schools is recruiting for a ‘Impact Connector’ to support and strengthen the capability of our SENCO’s, Teacher Aides, staff and schools to develop their local Wellbeing, Social and Emotional Curriculum.  We believe this position will support the Network towards achieving its vision of ‘Shaping our future with engaging learning pathways for ngā akonga’.

This position will be supported by two key mentors – with expertise in Health and Education.

The Network Impact Connector (NIC) will:

  • Work alongside Teachers, developing their capability to develop their Wellbeing, Social and Emotional Curriculum
  • Create/ continue to develop a Network Learning Support Register (NLSR)
  • Collect, collate and analyse the NLSR data for trends, and areas to develop/ focus on across the Network
  • Support schools to analyse data that informs the development of their local Wellbeing, Social and Emotional Curriculum
  • Strengthen deep connections between the Network and other providers:
  • Health specialists/services
  • Educational Social and Emotional Experts (e.g. Educational Psychologists)
  • Across the Upper Hutt Community (including businesses)
  • Social Services (Housing, MSD, Oranga Tamariki etc)
  • Facilitate  PD opportunities for  Network staff to connect, develop and  strengthen their capabilities to meet the needs of identified students/ groups of students
  • Research models, and programmes, from across NZ and around the world that are having success in terms of meeting the wellbeing, social and emotional needs of young people

This is an exciting special project ‘fixed term role’ (Terms 3 & 4, 2019 with the possibility of continuation into 2020). The successful applicant will:

  • Have strong interpersonal relationships skills and be able to quickly build strong connections/ relationships with a wide range of people and groups
  • Be confident with data
  • Be passionate about achieving the Network vision
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Have good knowledge of wellbeing, social and emotional development and a life-long learner interested and dedicated to learning more about these areas
  • Actively seek out research to support practice
  • Be resilient, with a sense of humour
  • Be able to work independently with a high level of self motivation

Salary will be based on the Primary School Collective Agreement and units will be negotiated.

Position advertised: 13th May

Applications close: 24th May, 12pm

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on the 27th/ 28th May

Start date: 22nd July, 2019 or by negotiation

Please send a Covering Letter, Application Form, CV and the name and contact details  of three referees to

For further information please contact :

Jo Grant , 021 263 1499