Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Kowhai Counselling Centre Practice Manager

Dunedin City - Otago

College of Community Development and Personal Wellbeing

Permanent,  22.5 hours per week

We seek a  Kowhai Centre Practice Manager to 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, is open three days including one evening and the Practice Manager will need to be available during these hours.

We are looking for an experienced practitioner who holds a degree level qualification in the Counselling field.  You will have a wide range of understanding and experiences of current theory and models in the Counselling sector and 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.

A current driver’s licence is essential.

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
  • be a member of an appropriate professional body
  • have a strong knowledge of Person Centered theory and practice
  • have some experience working in administrative and operational roles.

For specific information contact Barbara Fogarty or Chris Williamson, phone 0800 762 786 or email barbara.fogarty@op.ac.nz or chris.williamson@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm, 14th January 2019

Proposed interview dates: 24 and 25 January 2019

Proposed start date around Wednesday 6 February 2019

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Early Childhood Teacher

Dunedin City - Otago

Registered ECE Teachers - Fixed Term Positions

1 x 20 hours per week

1 x 27 hours per week

Polykids, the Otago Polytechnic Childcare Centre, is looking for enthusiastic registered ECE teachers to join our infants and toddlers teaching team on a fixed term contract from February to November 2019.  

Two positions, of 20 and 27 hours per week each, will be worked within our operating hours of 7.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Ideally the 20 hours per week role will work in the Under 2 area, and the 27 hours per week role will work over both the Under 2 and Over 2 areas however we are open to variations to this model.   

We seek team players who enjoy working in a diverse environment.   You will demonstrate sensitivity and have a willingness to work with varied values and beliefs within our community.

The successful applicant will

  • Have experience working with infants and toddlers.
  • Be reliable and flexible
  • Motivated and energetic
  • Able to self-direct as well as successfully work as part of a team.
  • Have a caring, respectful attitude towards children

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to create and contribute to an environment that stimulates children’s learning
  • Fantastic communication and collaboration skills
  • Responsible for narrative writing that identifies assessment and evaluation in children’s learning
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of Te Whariki, the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Reo and Tikanga Maori.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in NZ and hold a current practicing certificate with the NZ Education Council. 
  • Successful applicants will need to undergo a police check where results will be satisfactory to our requirements for the role.

For a position description or to apply visit our website.  Please state in your application which role you would prefer.  For specific information contact Myone Raynbird 0800 762 786 or myone.raynbird@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm 13 January 2019.

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Business Programmes - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Permanent, 1.0 FTE (two positions available)

We seek dynamic professionals to contribute to the delivery in a number of our programmes.

The positions require leadership, strategic thinking and strong organisational skills and would suit experienced, passionate and motivated educators who create an outstanding learning experience for our students.  The successful applicants will be expected to deliver innovative and high quality teaching and will hold at least a degree qualification in a relevant field.  

Your role will be to develop, deliver and assess our learners in associated areas of Business and Tourism.  Our students work in an applied learner-centred environment, which is responsive to industry and community needs.  They enjoy a personalised learning experience where they are encouraged to solve problems creatively, sustainably, work collaboratively in teams, and display a high level of communication skills.

The successful candidate/s will be required to either already hold or undertake a tertiary teaching qualification within the first two years of appointment.  To be appointed at Senior Lecturer level you need to hold a Level 7 or higher tertiary teaching qualifcation.   

Part-time options will be considered - please make this request on your cover letter.  

For a position description or to apply visit our website.  For specific information contact Emma Hogg 0800 762 786 or emma.hogg@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm, 13 January 2019.  Proposed interview dates: 23-25 January 2019

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Lecturer / Teaching and Research Assistant

Dunedin City - Otago

School of Design

Full time, permanent.

We are seeking an energetic, experienced, motivated, organised and approachable person for a dual role in the School of Design.        

As a Lecturer (0.5FTE) your role will be to research, develop and deliver content in the following areas within the Bachelor of Design (Communication): graphic design, branding and marketing, video and print production, exhibition design and production and professional design practice.

As a Teaching and Research Assistant (0.5FTE) you will support academic staff in the delivery of the programme, organise teaching resources, assist with programme archives, marketing and promotion and provide research, technical and practical hands-on support to students. You will draw on your experience working as a design professional and researcher and be familiar with print and/or screen-based communication design. You will be able to offer professional advice and aesthetic critique, and bring a high level of practical experience in project management and planning.

This position will allow you to lead by example and share your knowledge, passion and experience with students who want to make a career in Communication Design. The capabilities required for this role include:

  • Ability to give and receive critical feedback
  • Knowledge and experience with a wide range of design related software
  • Ability to source and deliver research materials
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and work constructively in a team

A relevant post graduate design qualification and equivalent experience in this field is essential.  Teaching experience would be an advantage.

For specific information please contact Caroline Terpstra, Head of School, phone 021 735 489

Applications close Friday 21 December 2018.  Proposed interview date is late January 2019.

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Painter / Stopper

Dunedin City - Otago

Campus Services
Full Time, Permanent

An opportunity has arisen at Otago Polytechnic for a Painter / Stopper to join our Campus Services Team.

You will provide plasterboard and wallboard stopping and painting services for Otago Polytechnic building, renovations, refurbishment maintenance and minor projects.  You will also provide advice on stopping, painting and wall paper hanging trades matters.

This is a full-time position for an individual with a qualification in Painting and Stopping or equivalent experience who is able to ensure that the work is carried out sustainably and in a cost effective way.

We are looking for a team player with a full driver’s licence who is able to work independently, and is able to meet deadlines while producing high quality professional work.

For specific information, please contact Tracey Howell, phone 0800 762 786 or tracey.howell@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 6 January 2019.

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Quantity Surveying Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Full time, permanent

Otago Polytechnic is experiencing growth in its Quantity Surveying programme, comprising a newly developed three year Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) degree and two-year New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Construction Management).

The College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences is looking to appoint a new Quantity Surveying Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. In the appointment, you will develop and teach degree and diploma level courses and engage in research.

Applicants should ideally hold a relevant post-graduate qualification, membership in one or more professional bodies (e.g., RICS, PAQS, NZIQS, NZIOB, or CIOB), and have industry experience.  Experience in tertiary teaching and proven research in your industry is highly desirable however support will be provided. 

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and suitable experience will be considered and, if successful, may be supported through further study to develop teaching and research capability.  To be appointed a Senior Lecturer you will need to hold a tertiary teaching qualification at Level 7. 

The position is based at Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin campus.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 16 December 2018

For a position description or to apply visit our website.  For specific information contact Richard Nyhof 0800 762 786 or richard.nyhof@op.ac.nz

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