Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Administrative Talent Pool

Dunedin City - Otago

Flexible, Casual positions available – work as often or as little as you like

At Otago Polytechnic / Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, our vision is 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.

Use your administration skills to make a difference.

Working flexible hours on short and long-term assignments across all areas of Otago Polytechnic, you will support our organisation in various administration roles including reception, data entry and office administration.  Each assignment varies however key skills and experience to be successful include:  

  • high competency in Microsoft packages 
  • diary management and travel arrangements 
  • attention to detail and the ability to prepare and manage documentation 
  • fast and accurate data entry experience 
  • pro-active customer service experience 
  • excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • prioritisation and organisational skills  
  • adhering to deadlines, policy and procedure.

Our successful applicants will:

  • be professional, reliable, adaptable and flexible.
  • have great time management and customer services skills
  • good all round software and computer skills.
  • Have experience working in the tertiary education sector, or a largeorganisation (preferred but not essential)

If you are friendly, professional and enjoy variety in your job and seek flexibility please apply online at www.op.ac.nz  

For specific information contact the People and Culture Team or email vacancies@op.ac.nz


Financial Analyst / Accountant

Dunedin City - Otago

Intermediate / Senior levels considered

Fixed Term (2 years)

Full time and Substantial Part Time Considered

We are looking for an innovative accounting professional to join our Business Services Team.  We encourage qualified people who are looking for either full time or substantial part time work to apply.

Reporting to the Director Business Services you will be an integral part of the Business Services team and will:

  • work closely with departments in all financial areas; budget, forecasts, monitoring, reporting, support and advice to assist in achieving our strategic goals.
  • assist with the provision of corporate business intelligence and analysis, and strategic planning/funding activities.
  • drive business improvement ensuring optimal business decisions are being made including challenging the status quo.
  • be a qualified Chartered Accountant with proven experience and a track record of successful financial management and business analysis.
  • have experience with financial reporting to management, governance, internal and external stakeholders
  • be excited about the opportunity to be part of our team and be willing to assist with a wide variety of tasks as required
  • be a lean practitioner who understands the importance of efficiency and sustainability
  • be innovative and flexible
  • be comfortable working to deadlines
  • be willing to embrace and contribute to the Polytechnic’s commitment to Business Excellence
  • bring with you a range of experience that you can share with the team
  • Experience in a tertiary environment is desirable but not essential

For specific information contact Louisa Homersham, 0800 762 786 or email louisa.homersham@op.ac.nz

Applications close 5pm, 5 February 2018.


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Architectural Studies Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

College of Art, Design and Architecture

Permanent 1.0 FTE

We seek a dynamic architecture educator to contribute to the delivery of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies. Teaching areas include Building Services, Architectural Documentation including Revit, Construction, documentation and compliance. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to lead or contribute to the delivery of BIM, Energy performance modelling and Building science. A combination of relevant industry and tertiary teaching experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate will understand the applied research environment, be research active and able to support and supervise research-based final year projects.

Strong organisational skills coupled with a demonstrated ability to work towards achieving a shared vision in a collaborative work environment are essential. At the College of Art, Design and Architecture, students work in an applied learner-centred studio environment that is responsive to industry and community needs and has a strong focus on sustainability. Students enjoy a personalised learning experience where they are encouraged to solve problems creatively, work collaboratively in teams and communicate clearly using a range of media.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver innovative and high quality teaching at undergraduate level. Applicants must hold a professionally recognised qualification in architecture or building science and/or have relevant industry experience. Professional registration (e.g. NZRAB, RIBA or AIA) would be an advantage.  You will have a tertiary teaching qualification or the willingness to complete such a qualification within 2 years of employment.

Negotiable start date of Feb - April 2018.   Applications close 5pm, 29 January 2018.

For specific information contact Caroline Terpstra phone 021 735 489 

To apply please visit our website

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Accounting Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Permanent, full time 

We see an academic to teach Accounting, Auditing, Economics and Taxation to our diploma and degree students. You may also be required to teach in these same areas on courses/training delivered to external parties.

This position will allow you to share your knowledge with students who want to make a career in business, accounting and/or management.

Experience in business and particularly proven success in your field of expertise is essential. A relevant tertiary qualification is also required, and it is anticipated you will have an interest in research. Preference will be given to those applicants who have experience in student/learner centred education, have a passion for teaching/ training, excellent communication skills and who will be positive and constructive team players.

A Chartered Accountant designation would be an asset in this role.

To be appointed at Senior Lecturer level you would need to hold a tertiary teaching qualification

For specific information please contact Lesley Smith, 0800 762 786 or email lesley.smith@op.ac.nz 

Applications close: 5pm, 30 January 2018

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