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Horticulture Lecturer

Central Campus – Cromwell

Full-time and part-time opportunities available

Permanent or fixed term to work in with your needs

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We have exciting opportunities for horticulture experts to join us in teaching horticultural courses within our Central Campus programmes.  This position will allow you to share your knowledge, experience, passion and creativity with tauira (learners) of all ages who want to make a career in the horticulture industry.  Using your skills, experience and knowledge you will provide an outstanding learner experience for our tauria both in the field and in classroom environments.

To be successful in this role you will bring:

· a thorough knowledge of plants, plant care, propagation and plant science, along with nursery pests, diseases and weeds

· excellent theoretical and practical skills and experience related to this field

· strong connection to the local nursery industry

· a desire to help tauira learn

· a Diploma or higher level qualification in horticulture or viticulture

· a tertiary teaching qualification or a willingness to undertake training in this are. 

· excellent communication skills and be a positive and constructive team player. 

This is a great opportunity to remain connected to the horticulture industry, but offers you a very diverse and thoroughly rewarding new career pathway.  Please indicate your preference in full-time or part-time roles or both in your cover letter.   

For a position description or to apply please click on the link

For specific information contact Barbara Emmitt 0800 765 9276 or

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 8 August 2021.

Accessibility Services Advisor

Permanent, part-time (20 hrs per week)

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We seek an Accessibility Services Advisor to join our team at Student Success, where you will implement inclusive support systems, as well as build independence and opportunities for tauira (learners). 

You will provide information, support and guidance to prospective and current tauira, whose disability or impairment impacts how they study and learn.  You will work collaboratively with learners, academic staff and other support services to try to ensure the best possible outcomes for learners. 

Ideally you will have experience of supporting learners and/or adults, including those with sensory impairment, in an education or community setting.  You will have the ability to assess the learning support needs of learners with physical, sensory, learning, psychological impairment or illness and specific learning challenges and be able to use this information to provide advice and devise learning support strategies for students.

You will have a Bachelor’s degree level or a higher qualification in a relevant discipline such as Counselling, Social Services, Social Work, Disability, Occupational Therapy or equivalent.

You will have experience of assessing the support needs of learners with disabilities/impairments

Experience of working in the health and disability sector is desirable as is working experience in a tertiary environment

For a position description or to apply please click on the link

For specific information contact Patricia Quensell, 021735100.

 Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 27 July 2021.

College Operations Co-ordinator

Permanent, full-time 

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As an Operations Co-ordinator, you will provide leadership of the administration functions within the College of Work Based Learning and support the Head of College and other leaders. You will have significant operational/administration management experience including leading a team, event management and marketing coordination, financial administration and academic administration.  Ideally you will have experience in working with setting and monitoring of budgets, forecasting and financial reporting.  

You will ensure administration support is provided to tauira (learners) and staff within our College to enable an outstanding learning experience. Your customer services skills will be outstanding.

To be successful in this role you will have:

· highly developed interpersonal skills

· excellent written and oral communication skills

· proficiency in MS Office 

· a positive and productive team attitude.

· a relevant qualification, or equivalent experience at Diploma level

It would be an advantage if you have worked in a tertiary education or large organisation environment and have experience with Finance One, EBS and CRM systems.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 25 July 2021.

For specific information contact Vanya Thurston 0800 762 786 or

For a position description or to apply click on the link below.

Head of Programmes

College of Work Based Learning

Ahi kā ki uta, ahi kā ki tai, kia horahorahia, purapura o ahi kā. Let your home fires be seen inland, let you home fires be seen along the coast, and may the sparks from your home fires rise up and be seen throughout the world.

At Te Kura Matatini ki Otago/Otago Polytechnic, we know that our people make a better world.  We are proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, boasting 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-focussed and dedicated to helping our learners build their capability and realise their potential. 

We are guided by our values of Manaakitaka/Caring, Maia/Courage, Takohaka/Accountability and Whakamanataka/Empowerment. 

We provide a working and learning environment that supports and encourages people to be their true, full selves on campus.  We are proudly Rainbow Tick Accredited. Our Māori Strategic Framework gives effect to our commitment to Te Ao Māori, and we are committed to being a bicultural organisation. We are also dedicated to providing a workplace where all individuals can thrive, as themselves.

Capable NZ is Otago Polytechnic’s world-leading provider of Work-Based Learning (WBL) Qualifications offering the Independent Learning Pathway (ILP) and Professional Practice Qualifications, re-engaging experienced adults with education. We provide people with extensive professional and community experience, the opportunity to earn a tertiary qualification based on their skills and expertise, and through new learning at and through their workplace.  

We seek leaders for the following roles:

*** Head of Programmes Capable NZ Independent Learning Pathways

*** Head of Programmes Capable NZ Māori Independent Learning Pathways

1.4 FTE time allocation to execute duties of the above two roles

*** Head of Programmes Capable NZ Professional Practice

*** Head of Programmes Capable NZ Māori Professional Practice

1.4 FTE time allocation to execute duties of the above two roles

The successful applicants will be responsible for strategic operations within the programme working in partnership with other Head of Programmes.  You will be responsible for student support and advice as well as support for other staff working on the programmes. 

You will have extensive experience in leadership, adult education, strong academic practice, industry networks and excellent organisational and delegation skills. You will be a culturally responsive practitioner with emphasis to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The Capable NZ Māori candidates will have strong mātauranga Māori, proficiency in Te Reo and a demonstrated understanding of tikanga Māori.  Previous co-ordination experience will be an advantage as would a post graduate qualification.

Further responsibilities will include:

· Represent your team for Otago Polytechnic

· First point of contact for your team 

· Oversight of selection process for tauira

· Student support, advice and progression

· Negotiate strategic direction of your teams and programmes with Head of College

· Support marketing decisions 

· Ensure programmes meet academic quality and delivery expectations.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 25 July 2021.

For specific information contact Vanya Thurston, 0800 762 786 or

For a position description or to apply click on the link below.