Ministry of Education & Child Care, Teacher Regulation Branch
The Teacher Regulation Branch is a part of the Ministry of Education & Child Care. Its mandate is to work with the BC Teachers’ Council to regulate educators and is empowered through the Teachers Act to ensure that educators who work with students in BC classrooms are competent and suitable for the important role they play in society. The Branch works to ensure that educators are well-educated and prepared for their important work with children and the responsibility they share with parents to raise strong, healthy and informed citizens.
Appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on the advice of the Minster of Education and Child Care, the Commissioner reviews the conduct and competence of educators in B.C. and helps enforce the standards for educators. The Commissioner is supported in their role by the Teacher Regulation Branch, a part of the Ministry of Education and Child Care. The role is part-time – between 6 – 8 days per month on average, dependent on case load.
The Commissioner will have significant legal and regulatory experience, with a sound understanding of the principles of administrative law and procedural fairness. The role requires independent and impartial decision making in an adversarial context. The role requires interpreting legislation, weighing and assessing evidence, applying case law and the ability to do so effectively and efficiently.
Previous connection with the education field is not a requirement but a willingness to learn about the sector is important to the work of the Commissioner. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to and a strong track record of leadership in Reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis and antiracism work. Experience in a high profile role is also preferred in order that the Commissioner’s background fosters public trust.