Welcome to Rārangi Utu-a-Mātauranga–Education Payroll. Our team of around 200 people is responsible for delivering the pay to 97,000 teachers and school support staff every fortnight – that’s $251 million per pay period and $6.5 billion each year. It’s the combination of great people and cutting edge technology that enables us to do this well. Check out why we think it’s a great place to work and what roles we have on offer.

About our roles| Kōrero mō te tūranga >>

Our technology team work with an award-winning application built on a modern kubernetes technology stack that uses the latest azure services. This enables us to have agile-minded, technology-focused roles in software development, business analysis, testing, scrum practice, cloud operations, platform engineering, IT system operations and change design.

Our Oracle-based payroll system is run by our wide range of payroll experts, including payroll, salary assessment, overpayment and ACC advisors, tax and customer service specialists, payrun coordinators and payroll system administrators. All of these positions contribute to the fortnightly payrun being successfully delivered to schools.

Our specialist teams keep EPL at the top of our game and include risk and assurance, people and leadership, finance, communications and engagement and technology assurance.

There are many internal opportunities for growth across the organisation and we pride ourselves on being able to upskill and recruit from within.

Our values| Ko ngā uara >>

Kia māmā ake ngā mahi | 
Make things easier
Mā ā mātou kiritaki, me ngā hoa katoa |
For all our customers and colleagues
Mā te mārama ka pai ake | 
Improve through understanding
he whakamahi taunakitanga hei rapu otinga ki ngā matea e huri haere ana |
using evidence to find solutions for changing needs
Ako mā te mahi |
Learn through doing
whakamātauria ngā mea, kia whaitake ō mahi, kia auaha hoki |
try things out, be practical and innovative
Te mahi ngātahi |
Work as a team
te whakatōpū i ō mātou raukaha katoa kia tutuki ai ngā kaupapa |
bringing all our strengths together to make things happen 
Me whakaute i te tangata | 
Treat everyone with respect
me whai uara, me whakapono ki te tangata, e tipu ai te wairua mahi pai rawa |
value and trust each other to build a great working spirit 

Employee benefits | Ngā painga mō te kaimahi

Flexible working

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We’ll work together to make sure that where you work and the hours you work benefit you, your whānau and our organisation.


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In addition to four weeks’ annual leave and 10 days of sick leave per year, employees are also entitled to:

  • 3 wellness days per year
  • a paid day off on your birthday
  • 1 charity/ volunteer day per year
  • long service leave of 5 weeks (accrued per year after five years service).

Health and wellness

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We offer three days of wellness leave per year and employees can access EAP, a confidential support, guidance and counselling service.

Career growth

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We continually develop our people and help them grow by offering access to training, te reo Māori courses, study opportunities, and secondments.

Life and income insurance

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Permanent and fixed-term employees with a contract of 12+ months and who work 15+ hours per week are covered by AON’s life and income protection insurances.  Life insurance entitlement is 2 times income, up to $250,000. Income protection is the lesser of 75% of salary or $8,000 per month (taxable), paid after 90 days stand down and for maximum benefit payment term of 2 years or age 65.

Parental leave

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We support primary carers returning to work by offering an ex-gratia payment (after two years’ service) and offer paid secondary carer leave to support your growing whānau.

KiwiSaver benefits

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We will match your KiwiSaver contributions up to 4%.

Corporate discounts

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Access to discounts on:

  • Southern Cross Health Insurance
  • Specsavers for you and your whānau
  • Thrifty Car Rental
  • Wellington Dentists Ltd

Jobs | Tūranga mahi

Hautū Finance and Performance: applications close 9am 24 May 2024

Are you a CFO or senior finance professional seeking the opportunity to broaden your horizons and be part of a team that is responsible for sustaining and maintaining the performance of NZ’s biggest and most complex payroll service? Are you technology savvy and passionate about both financial and non-financial performance reporting? Are you energised by agile ways of working and building risk and assurance capability and controls awareness? Do you understand the value and importance of enterprise procurement?

Executive Principal Advisor: applications close 9am 20 May 2024

As company secretary and office manager you’ll have a laser-like focus on the needs of governance stakeholders and internal customers. You’ll build and maintain positive relationships and communicate clearly and concisely. Managing conflicting priorities and deadlines and demonstrating meticulous attention to detail will be your superpowers.

Business Analyst

We are looking for a highly motivated, analytical and experienced Business Analyst to join our team. The Business Analyst will work and collaborate with the wider Engineering Delivery group, gathering user requirements, understanding business priorities and translating them into actionable plans for process improvement, system enhancements, or new application development.

People and Culture Coordinator: applications close 9am 22 May 2024

Reporting to the Hautū People and Culture, this new role will provide high quality administration support and coordination to the People and Culture team, across the full range of HR activities.  In addition to the Hautū, the team includes two P&C Business Partners and a Senior Communications Advisor. 

The job will be varied and is an opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of the human resources and organisational development functions, and to grow your HR career within a supportive team. 

You will be coordinating recruitment, onboarding and offboarding; writing letters, employment documents and reports; processing changes in our payroll system; providing first level support to our people in our team inbox and face to face; coordinating workplace health, safety and wellness; and supporting the delivery of People and Culture initiatives and programmes.

If you have questions about roles at Education Payroll email myhr@edpay.nz 

Recruitment process text version

1 Apply online, adverts have a 2 week timeframe. 2 Applications reviewed and shortlisted, same week as close date. 3 Updated via phone call or email, same week as close date. 4 Successful candidates progress to interview with the team panel, 1 week after close date. 5 Successful interviewees progress to the reference check stage, within 2 days post interview. 6 Successful candidates are made an offer, within 1 week post interview. 7 Employment paperwork will be sent out for you to complete and return, 2 days post making you an offer. 8 Your first day, welcome to EPL! Your first day will be the date agreed between you and the manager. We will endeavour to meet these timeframes. If we can’t, we will contact you.