Staff Vacancies

Hutt Valley High School welcomes applications from high quality education professionals. We are an equal employment opportunities employer.

Hutt Valley High School has a substantial reflective practice culture and is a restorative practices school. The academic, sporting and cultural strengths of our school ensure we perform strongly at a national level. Staff are encouraged to contribute both inside and outside the classroom.

Teaching Staff

We are seeking more relief teachers to join Hutt Valley High School’s relief teacher pool to start working as soon as possible.

If you’re currently a registered secondary school teacher looking for casual work OR you’re an experienced sports coach interested in taking relief classes in Physical Education (PE) please email Deputy Principal, Fiona Pearson at to learn more and to discuss your availability.

Note, as we do not have overseas accreditation for relief teachers, overseas applicants need only apply if you have the correct legal documentation to reside and work in New Zealand. 

Support Staff 

Teacher Aide – Fixed term role for 2024 part-time (28 hours, term time only)

Hutt Valley High School is seeking a New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Educational Interpreter to work in our Learning Support Department.  This is a fixed-term position to provide support for an individual student, for 2024 and potentially 2025.

The Educational Interpreter’s (EI) role is to provide access to the curriculum and facilitate communication among students who are deaf and their hearing peers and teachers. They will serve as a facilitator of communication according to the language level of the student and the goals set out in their Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Their knowledge of the language level of the curriculum and that of the student enables them to bridge communication between the two languages (English and NZSL) in complex and busy classroom environments. This role differs to that of a Community Interpreter as EI’s may be required to further ‘unpack’ new concepts and adapt the type of support they provide to meet the individual learning needs of the student.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in NZSL in English Interpreting or a closely related field.
  • Proficiency in NZSL and a good understanding of deaf culture.
  • Preferable experience in educational settings, with a demonstrated ability to interpret in both instructional and social contexts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to educational equity and inclusivity.

Applications close at 4pm on Friday 17 May and must include your CV, cover letter and a completed application form

Please email your application to the Principals’ PA, Lana Goddard at

Information for Teachers Employed from Overseas


New Zealand or Australian citizens or permanent residents seeking positions in New Zealand do not require work or resident permits.  All other teachers require permits.

Hutt Valley High School is a New Zealand Immigration Accredited Employer. Overseas applicants please apply directly.

Overseas Qualifications

All overseas trained teachers require a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) assessment for salary purposes.  For further information on how to get overseas qualifications recognised by NZQA please visit the NZQA website

After you have received your NZQA assessment you can apply to the Teaching Council to process your application for registration.  Find out more at the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s website.

For information on salaries and contracts, please refer to the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement on the Ministry of Education’s website