Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Accounts Officer

Dunedin City - Otago

Business Services

Fulltime Permanent position

 We are looking for a person who has significant accounts administration experience to be part of our successful high performing, self-leading Business Services Team.

 You will be a proficient user of financial computer systems and MS Office products, in particular Excel, along with:

  • strong finance administration experience and an in-depth understanding of finance responsibilities including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations and daily treasury management, reporting and document processing.
  • excellent time management skills
  • strong attention to detail and accuracy while working under pressure and to deadlines
  • self-motivation with exceptional communication skills
  • the ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

A relevant tertiary qualification in Business Admin (L4) or equivalent experience is essential.

For a position description or to apply please visit our website.  For specific information contact Louisa Homersham, louisa.homersham@op.ac.nz, telephone 0800 762 786.

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 7 April 2017

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Quality Specialist – Auckland International Campus

Central Auckland - Auckland

Permanent - full time 40 hrs per week

The Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus (OPAIC) is seeking to appoint a Quality Specialist. The campus opened in 2012 and is a successful alliance between Otago Polytechnic and Future Skills.

The Quality Specialist reports directly to the Otago Polytechnic Director Quality Services and the Chief Executive of the Auckland International Campus. This is a pivotal academic quality role requiring a high-energy, globally and compliance focused person with exceptionally strong communication skills and a demonstrable track record of achieving high quality outcomes. This role centres on ensuring the appropriate academic quality systems are managed to ensure organisational effectiveness as OPAIC continues on its growth trajectory. A key component of this role will be responsibility for providing leadership, support and effective guidance to staff across the campus in academic quality management and related policies, evaluation and review and compliance as it relates to ensuring the quality of programmes and quality outcomes for all OPAIC students who are enrolled with Otago Polytechnic.

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree and demonstrated experience in related tertiary education, international education and/or equivalent areas. Strong communication skills, ability to engage and liaise with people from a broad range of backgrounds, and solutions-focused approach to problem solving are essential. They must also have an awareness of national and international quality trends in tertiary education, the ability to pursue continuous improvement strategies aligned to the purpose and aspirations of the campus and contribute to building positive internal and external relationships across campuses to ensure strong and consistent educational performance outcomes.

This will be a very diverse, interesting “hands-on” role. Otago Polytechnic wishes to encourage strong applicants with an employment record demonstrating an ability to engage with members of staff, provide leadership, and an ability to lead and manage a wide range of complex quality assurance roles, functions and projects.

For a position description or to apply please visit our website. For specific information please contact either: Nick van der Walt, Chief Executive OPAIC (Auckland) Nick.VanDerWalt@op.ac.nz or Sue Thompson, Director Quality Services (Dunedin) sue.thompson@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm, 18 April 2017

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Automotive Lecturer - Cromwell

Central Otago - Otago

Automotive Trades Lecturer and Technician
Cromwell Campus
0.8 FTE, Fixed Term until 24 November 2017

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified automotive technician to fill a lecturing position with a Technician component for the Otago Secondary Tertiary College based in Cromwell.  The position will suit someone who is a strong role model with skills that will encourage and mentor learners to achieve their goals.  The role will involve 21.5 hours as a Lecturer and 7.5 hours as a Technician.

We are looking for someone with good communication skills who is able to deliver and modify current material as well as develop new teaching material.  You will assess students and report on their capability and their use of technology.

You will hold a relevant industry/professional qualification and will have involvement in trade, professional, industry or community activities in the Automotive field. 

For specific information please contact Andy Kilsby, Manager Secondary Tertiary College. andyk@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply please visit our website

Applications Close: 5pm Wednesday 5 April 2017

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