Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Head of School - Capable NZ

Dunedin City - Otago

 Full Time, Permanent 

Capable NZ is Otago Polytechnic’s world-leading provider of Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) and Work-based Learning (WBL), re-engaging experienced adults with education.  We provide people with extensive professional experience the opportunity to earn a tertiary qualification based on their skills, and through new learning at and through their work. 

We are seeking a future focused, inspirational leader to develop and support Capable NZ to grow as a high performing and self-leading team and to drive the future strategic development of the services we deliver.  You will also ensure the services Capable NZ provide are aligned to and exceed stakeholder’s expectations by working with your highly capable staff and industry to achieve success.

You will have demonstrable leadership skills, a strong professional practice framework, with a track record of success in facilitation to achieve qualifications within an APL and WBL framework.  You will need to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and sustainability.  You will hold a relevant post graduate qualification. 

If you are seeking a challenge, want to be at the forefront of education, and work for an innovative organisation that is committed to its community and learners, contact us today!

For specific information contact Chris Morland 021 735 521.

Applications close 5pm, 22 November 2017.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Kowhai Counselling Centre

Dunedin City - Otago

Permanent 0.8 FTE to 1.0 FTE

The School of Social Services has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer: Kowhai Practice Manager. This role will provide leadership within the Kowhai Centre in the Bachelor of Social Services.

The Kowhai Centre helps to prepare our students to meet the professional competence standards by giving them the opportunity to obtain practice work with clients. The Kowhai Centre is located in Dunedin and is open two days and one evening and the Practice Manager will need to be available during these hours. 

We are looking for an experienced practitioner who holds an advanced qualification in the Counselling field.

You will:

  • have a wide range of understandings and experiences of counselling work in a variety of fields including the ability to work with community agencies to develop placements and enterprise opportunities.
  • have a wide range of understanding and experiences of current theory and models in the Counselling sector and be able to demonstrate knowledge of a range of current theory, models, frameworks and tools as well as an understanding of national and international contemporary issues in the counselling field.
  • be a member of an appropriate professional body or will become one as soon as possible.
  • Experience in research would be an advantage but is not essential if you have the passion and drive for this position and willing to undertake research in the counselling field. Senior Lecturers expected to have established research portfolio.
  • have a current driver’s license (essential)
  • have a recognised teaching qualification is preferable (essential to be appointed at Senior Lecturer level)

For specific information contact Chris Williamson, Head of School, or Margaret McKenzie, Principal Lecturer, phone 0800 762 786.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 20 November 2017


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