Otago Polytechnic

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People Capability Partner

Dunedin City - Otago

At Otago Polytechnic, we know that our people make a better world. Our sector is going through significant change over the coming years, and a key focus of Otago Polytechnic is remaining the best Polytechnic in the country.  As a People Capability Partner you will work as part of our People and Culture Team to support our staff to continue to become the best that they can.

You will lead, design and deliver learning and capability building initiatives that align with our capability framework, and help our staff to achieve OP’s strategic objectives and ensure continuous improvement, quality and excellence.    You will use a business partnering approach to identify development needs across the organisation, and develop and deliver best practice solutions to meet those needs.

You will have a range of skills including:

  • A proven track record of success in staff capability building and development
  • Experience in modern workplace learning practice and designing a diverse range of learning and development solutions for all staff
  • Proven capability in leadership development and supporting change readiness
  • Proven ability to analyse trends
  • Experience working with leaders and staff to identify development needs, and solutions to meet them.
  • The ability to engage with, coach, and motivate others
  • Excellent communication skills, solution orientated and learner-centred approach

If you want to help develop our staff to deliver the best possible learner and staff experience contact us today!

This is a full-time role however part-time opportunities can be discussed with the right candidate.  For a position description or to apply please visit our website.  For further information please contact Laura Warren, 0800 762 786 or laura.warren@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm Thursday 28 November 2019

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Game Design Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Bachelor of Design (Communication)

College of Art, Design and Architecture 

Permanent fulltime, (part-time opportunities may be negotiated)

The School of Design is developing a new game design stream within the Bachelor of Design (Communication) and are looking for a suitably qualified person to join the team in either a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer position. This role will provide leadership and expertise in the development and delivery of game design as a focus area within the degree.

This role would suit an experienced, passionate and motivated educator who creates an outstanding learning experience for our students. It requires a wide range of understanding and experience of current models and frameworks in the game design field along with:

  • A user-centred, inclusive and collaborative approach to game development and design that includes a wide range of genres and end-users.
  • Extensive and current knowledge of concept art, character design, 2D animation, 3D modelling and animation, UX/UI, and user-testing, Unreal and/or Unity.
  • A tertiary teaching qualification or a willingness to undertake training in this area.  To be appointed at Senior Lecturer you will need to hold a Level 7 or above tertiary teaching qualification.

For specific information contact Caroline McCaw, phone 021 735 846 

For a position description or to apply please visit our website.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 29 November 2019.

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Lecturer Mental Health Speciality

Dunedin City - Otago

Fulltime, permanent

The College of Community Development and Personal Wellbeing has an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer role within the Bachelor of Social Services in the Mental Health field.

We are looking for an experienced practitioner who holds an advanced qualification in the Social Services field and considerable practice experience in the field of Mental Health. You will have a broad understanding and experiences of current theory and models in the sector(s) and demonstrate knowledge of a range of current theory, models and frameworks as well as an understanding of national and international contemporary issues in the field.

You will:

  • have a broad understanding and a range of experiences of Social Services work in a variety of fields particularly Mental Health including the ability to work with community agencies to develop placements and enterprise opportunities.
  • be a member of an appropriate professional body or will become one as soon as possible.
  • have a willingness to engage in research.  Previous research experience is preferred.

A current driver’s license is essential and a recognised teaching qualification is preferable. 

For specific information phone Barbara Fogarty 0800 762 786 or barbara.fogarty@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply please visit our website

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 17 November 2019.

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