Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Plumbing - Drainlaying Lecturer

College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences

Permanent, Full-time

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We seek a qualified Plumber, Gasfitter and/or Drainlayer to join our team as a Lecturer in the newly created Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying programme area based at our Dunedin Campus.  You will be able to share your knowledge, experience, passion and creativity with learners interested in plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying.

You will teach PG&D trade skills and knowledge to students doing pre-trade learning on campus and while they undertake their in-work training via an apprenticeship scheme.  You will be responsible for guiding, teaching and contributing towards the student experience.

The successful applicant will have:

· Trade Certificate qualifications in Plumbing or have extensive relevant experience.   

· Current NZ Registration as a Plumber, Gasfitter and/or Drainlayer

· A tertiary teaching qualification or have a willingness to work towards one.

· Experience in supporting and mentoring young people in industry based training and off-job training would be preferred.

· Current First Aid certificate (preferred)

· Site Safe Passport or equivalent ie Hazard Co (preferred)

· A strong commitment to the support and training of our learners and to meeting their diverse cultural and learning needs

· Alignment, and be able to contribute to the values and strategic priorities of Otago Polytechnic 

Support will be given for safety, first aid, and teaching formal qualifications so if you don’t hold these but are passionate about educating our learners in this field then please apply.

The role includes face to face and blended teaching and learning for theory and practical work at Otago Polytechnic as well as managing students placed in apprenticeships with employers in the Otago region so some travelling will be required.  Hours will need to be worked flexibly around the needs of students, apprentices and employers.

For specific information contact Richard Nyhof 0800 786 762 or richard.nyhof@op.ac.nz 

For a position description or to apply visit our website.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 8 February 2021


Health and Safety Adviser

Part-time, Permanent

Central Campus 

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The health and safety of our 900 staff and 8,500 learners is paramount, and one of the most important elements of the culture at Otago Polytechnic/ Te Kura Matatini ki Otago.  It’s so important to us, that we’re investing in growing our team of health and safety experts so that we can do an even better job of providing a healthy and safe work and learning environment that enables our people to thrive. 

As a Health and Safety Adviser, you’ll partner with leaders, staff and learners at our Central Campus to support a culture of health and safety ownership.  In this dynamic and varied role, you will provide expert advice, training and coaching; implement process improvements; and apply best practice methods to routine health and safety work (like audits and incident investigations). 

What you’ll bring to enable your success in this role:

· A depth of knowledge and experience in health and safety legislation and compliance

· A genuine passion for health and safety and the ability to motivate and influence others, backed up by a track record of success in influencing behaviour and practices that support a culture of health and safety ownership and leadership

· The ability to develop and maintain effective relationships in a business-partnership model, and a commitment to customer service 

· A commitment to continuous improvement and identifying solutions to problems

At OP, we believe that our people make a better world. We are proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining staff who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to helping our learners build their capability and realise their potential.

We are guided by our values of Caring / Manaakitaka, Courage / Maia, Accountability / Takohaka and Empowerment / Whakamanataka. We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified, and we aspire to create a working environment that is inclusive and meets the aspirations of mana whenua.

This role is part-time between 16-20 hours per week, based from Cromwell however we welcome applications from wider Central Otago.   You will be part of the Otago Polytechnic Health and Safety team with colleagues based in Dunedin.

For a position description or to apply please click on the link below.  For specific information please contact Laura Warren via email laura.warren@op.ac.nz 

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 1 February 2021. 


Quantity Surveying Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

Full time, permanent  

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The College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences is looking to appoint a new Quantity Surveying Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.  In the role you will develop and teach degree and diploma level courses to our tauira (learners). You will share your knowledge with those who want to make a career in Quantity Surveying providing an outstanding learner experience. Your real-life examples and experiences where you have used your skills will be of great benefit in preparing our tauira for the workforce.

To be successful in this role you will:

· have a minimum of 2 years industry experience in New Zealand in either Quantity Surveying or Construction Management,

· have membership in one or more professional bodies (e.g., RICS, PAQS, NZIQS, NZIOB, or CIOB),

· have a passion for teaching and learning

· hold a relevant degree qualification

· a tertiary teaching qualification or a willingness to undertake training in this area

To be appointed at Senior Lecturer level you would need to hold a tertiary teaching qualification and have an active research portfolio.

For specific information please contact Frances Hopkins, 0800 762 786 or frances.hopkins@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply click on the below link.

Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 27 January 2021


Health and Wellbeing Lecturer

College of Community Development and Personal Well-Being  

0.8 FTE , fixed-term until December 2022

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Our passionate, supportive and high performing team seek an outstanding Lecturer for the level four Certificate in Health and Well-Being Programme. 

This position requires confidence in teaching and marking social service theory and practice skills in a bi-cultural learning environment to a diverse range of adult students. The successful candidate will ideally have experience working in social services, disability or mental health and a relevant degree in social work, social services, occupational therapy or equivalent. Experience in tertiary teaching or delivering professional development workshops would be an advantage.

We are looking for a team member who is excited about making education contemporary, accessible and fun, who works from a social justice and strengths perspective, has a good sense of humour and is calm, organised, creative, adaptable, warm, dedicated, motivated and optimistic. 

You will have strong digital literacy, written and oral communication skills and be comfortable and confident delivering material for face to face and online settings. If this seems like it might be just the challenge you’re looking for then please apply. 

For specific information, please contact Jenny Rudd, 0800 762 786 or jenny.rudd@op.ac.nz

For a Position Description or to apply please click on the link below.

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 24 January 2021.  


Foundation Education Lecturer

College of Community Development and Personal Well-Being  

Full time , fixed-term until December 2021

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Our Foundation Learning Team is looking for a passionate and exceptional person to fit within our award winning team, to support tauira on their learning pathway.  Team culture is vital to us so if you thrive in a strong whānau environment with staff dedicated to learners’ success, empowerment and making positive change in the lives of young people, we would love to hear from you. 

You will be highly motivated and empathetic towards working with second chance learners with excellent organisational skills and a flexible approach. You will have an affinity towards youth and their wellbeing, while supporting them to find confidence and belief in their ability.

The role requires someone to teach personal development, literacy, and numeracy within the level 2 and 3 Foundation Programmes for 0.8 FTE of the role. A qualification in Adult Literacy and Numeracy is desirable and a fundamental understanding of Māori principles of kawa and tikaka.  0.2 FTE  of the role is delivering a Police Pathway programme to High School students within our Otago Secondary Tertiary College.  The position could be split between the Foundation Course role (0.8 FTE) and the OSTC role (0.2 FTE) for the right applicants.

You will have excellent communication skills, as you will be working cooperatively with the Foundation Team and Student Services staff. Good computing skills are required, and you will have an interest in blended models of course delivery. It is expected that you will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Te Titiri o Waitangi. A teaching qualification is desirable or working towards one as is competence in assessing student needs, developing individual learning plans, lesson planning and moderation.

For specific information, please contact Harriet Walsh, 0800 762 786 or hwalsh@op.ac.nz

For a Position Description or to apply please click on the link below.

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 24 January 2021.