Otago Polytechnic

Current vacancies

Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Full time, fixed term (April 2019 to April 2020)

College of Community Development and Personal Well-Being

Our passionate, supportive and high performing team seek an outstanding individual for a full time fixed term Lecturer position on the level four Certificate in Health and Well-Being. 

This position requires confidence in teaching social service theory and practice skills in a bi-cultural learning environment to a diverse range of adult students. The successful candidate will ideally have experience working in social services, disability or mental health and a relevant degree in social work, social services, occupational therapy or equivalent. Experience in tertiary teaching or delivering professional development workshops would be an advantage.

We are looking for a team member who is excited about making education contemporary,  accessible and fun, who works from a social justice and strengths perspective, has a good sense of humour and is calm, organised, creative, adaptable, warm, dedicated, motivated and optimistic. You will have strong digital literacy, written and oral communication skills and be comfortable and confidant delivering material for face to face and online settings. If this seems like it might be just the challenge you’re looking for, we would love to hear from you.

If this seems like it might be just the right role to progress your career, we would love to hear from you.  Should you wish to look at a different FTE please note this in your cover letter as there may be some flexibility as we also have a 0.4 FTE Placement Co-ordinator/Lecturer position available.

For specific information contact Jenny Rudd 0800 762 786 or email jenny.rudd@op.ac.nz  Visit our website for a position description and to apply.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 7 February 2018.

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Placement Co-ordinator / Lecturer

Dunedin City - Otago

Fixed term, Part-time (0.4 FTE)

College of Community Development and Personal Well-Being

Our passionate, supportive and high performing team are seeking an outstanding individual for a part time fixed term position in the level four Certificate in Health and Well-Being. The primary focus of this role is to coordinate fieldwork placements, additionally there will be tutorial, marking and pastoral care responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have experience working in social services, disability or mental health. You will have established relationships and networks within the community and the ability to work appropriately to build and maintain relationships with culturally diverse service providers.  You will have strong digital literacy, written and oral communication skills.

We are looking for a team member who works from a social justice and strengths perspective, values the social service, health and well-being industry and is systems orientated, organised and quality driven. You will remain calm under stress, have a good sense of humour, be able to motivate others and demonstrate warmth, adaptability and optimism.

If this seems like it might be just the right role to progress your career, we would love to hear from you.  Should you wish to look at a different FTE please note this in your cover letter as there may be some flexibility.

For specific information contact Jenny Rudd 0800 762 786 or email jenny.rudd@op.ac.nz  Visit our website for a position description and to apply.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 7 February 2018.

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Handyperson

Dunedin City - Otago

Handyperson

Campus Services

Full Time, Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual to join the Campus Services team at Otago Polytechnic as a Handyperson. 

This is a full-time position for a task driven, customer orientated, motivated self-starter, preferably with a trade qualification and suitable experience in numerous areas of trades maintenance, in particular painting and carpentry.  You would be required to undertake general building maintenance at our Dunedin Campus and Student Accommodation facility, and 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 and professional work.

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

Applications close  5pm, 3 February 2019.

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Operations Team Leader

Dunedin City - Otago

Operations Team Leader

Campus Services

Full Time, Permanent

We seek a dynamic professional to contribute to the delivery of the day to day operations at Otago Polytechnic as the Operations Team Leader within the Campus Services Team. 

This is a full-time position that works closely with the Capital Works & Facilities Manager to ensure the smooth delivery of facilities for our students and staff.  It requires leadership, strong organisational skills, a qualification in a trade and / or equivalent experience in construction, project management.  You will be responsible for day-to-day operational leadership of the Custodial and Trades team, ensuring that the work is carried out sustainably, and in a cost effective way.  Other duties include leading projects as required, (including quoting, scheduling, and managing budgets and timelines) and contractor management.

We are looking for a highly motivated team player who is outcomes focussed, and has proven analytical and problem-solving abilities who is able to effectively prioritise and execute tasks to Otago Polytechnic standards.

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

Applications close 5pm, 3 February 2019.

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Director: People and Culture

Dunedin City - Otago

Full Time, Permanent

  • Rare Dunedin based Senior HR Role
  • Lead and develop the People and Culture team
  • Strengthen culture through self-leading teams

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, and future-focused and dedicated to helping our learners build their capability and realise their potential.

For a passionate, senior Human Resources generalist – opportunities in Dunedin don’t get much better than this!  Reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Executive: People Performance and Development, the focus of this role will be on strengthened performance and staff capability through self-leading teams and embedding sustainability practice across the organisation.  You will also lead key projects to achieve strategic goals.    This role will provide motivational leadership, coaching and support to the People & Culture Team, as well as embedding a people service and team that role models the desired culture across the institution.

Applicants will be tertiary qualified with excellent knowledge of NZ employment legislation and a proven track record of delivery as a senior HR / OD leader, preferably gained within a tertiary educational context.  You will be comfortable in a consultative environment, have an innovative approach, along with a ‘coaching’ leadership style and strong experience leading cultural change.

This is an excellent opportunity for a senior HR practitioner with a demonstrated ability to step outside the ‘pure HR professional’ label and contribute at both an operational and strategic level.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining staff who are passionate, creative, and future-focused and dedicated to helping our people 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.

You will lead a team responsible for a diverse range of areas including: Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Strategic HR, Staff Development and Sustainable Practice. You will bring leading edge best practice across these disciplines to exceed stakeholder expectations by working with your highly capable staff to achieve success.  You will be a true leader who is able to influence and take people on a journey, not only your own teams, but across the organisation.  

For specific information please contact Jo Brady 0800 762 786 or jo.brady@op.ac.nz

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

Applications close at 5pm, Monday,  28 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, Wednesday 23 January 2019.

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Veterinary Nursing Lecturer

0.5 FTE Permanent

We seek a suitably qualified Veterinary Nurse or Veterinarian, wishing to pursue a career in veterinary nursing education for the Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing.  This is a new permanent position, arising from increased student numbers.

Our core business is delivering excellent education to learners studying Animal Care, Veterinary Nursing Assistant, Veterinary Nursing and Rural Animal Technician both on campus and via distance education.

You will hold a diploma level Veterinary Nursing qualification or higher and have relevant experience as a veterinary nurse or veterinarian and preferably be registered with the NZVNA or equivalent body.  International experience is an advantage.  Great communication skills (in person and online), and evidence of being a team player is essential. 

Your location to fulfill this role is negotiable, and does not necessarily have to be Dunedin.  The role will be primarily with the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology, Veterinary Nursing Assistant programme working across the breadth of the programme.  Your role will include all aspects of a lecturer position, including delivering courses online (and face to face at block courses, or for the on campus class if based in Dunedin), marking and student pastoral care.  There is an expectation to be available to travel for block courses, which will necessitate several days away from home a couple of times a year. 

Experience either in a formal teaching role and a qualification in tertiary teaching is highly desirable however support will be provided to gain a qualification for a successful applicant that does not hold the required qualification.

For specific information on the position, please contact Francesca Brown, Head of Programmes for School of Veterinary Nursing on 0800 762 786.  Click here for a copy of the Position Description.

Please complete the Application Form, and attach to it your cover letter (quoting the position) and CV.   Any queries can be directed to vacancies@op.ac.nz

Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 23 January.