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Vacancies

Overview

Our staff are our school’s most valuable resource. It is the quality of our staff and the high expectations that we place upon ourselves that are the most important strengths in ensuring high quality teaching and learning takes place.

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How to apply

  • All current vacancies are listed on this page.
  • Applications should be in the form of a CV, cover letter along with a completed official Waimea College:
  • Please include contact details of at least two professional referees.
  • Applications for vacancies should be titled ‘Job Application’ and submitted to the contact in the advertisements below.

Relief Teachers

If you would like to join our list of Teachers available for Relief, please complete the Relief Teacher Application Form and email to inspire@waimea.school.nz

One of our Deputy Principals will be in touch.

Associate Principal

Full Time, Permanent Position – 10 MU, 1 SMA

Waimea College is a large, progressive co-educational secondary school based in Richmond, Nelson. A rare and exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and suitably qualified educator to join our dynamic Senior Leadership Team from Term 1, 2023 to make a positive impact on the lives of our young people.

We strive to develop well-rounded, confident young adults who are equipped for our modern and changing world.  We are proud of the “strong” 2019 ERO rating provided by the Education Review Office that confirms we are on the right path to achieving this.

This Associate Principal role will offer the opportunity to support the Principal and wider Senior Leadership Team to lead the successful implementation of the strategic direction and goals of the College.  The role will also oversee the daily school activities and student service programmes, providing direction and support to teaching staff and educational leadership and pastoral care of the students.  ​​

The College combines excellent facilities, a strong school culture, and a modern, progressive curriculum and our values are reflected in the school motto: Semper Contendite (Always Strive).

An application pack can be found via this link; https://docsend.com/view/s/wva6arfax7g5pghe or requested from Nicola Cruise, Executive Assistant                                      03 544 6099 ext 813 / email, nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz

Applications close at 4.00pm on Friday 7 October 2022 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 October 2022.

Scott Haines, Principal

 

 

Head of Department Counselling 

Full Time, Permanent Position – 2 MU

Waimea College is a large co-educational secondary school in the top-of-the-South Island with a roll of approximately 1500 students and 170 staff.  We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual for the position of HoD Counselling.

We are inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to provide professional, confidential services to our students and staff whilst also leading and developing the team of Guidance Counsellors at Waimea College and working with other colleagues throughout the school.  This position will start from the 2023 school year, 28 January 2023.

You will find the job description for the role here.  Applications are to include a cover letter, CV and the Waimea College Application Form.  Please submit to Nicola Cruise – nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz before 4.00pm on Friday 7 October 2022.

Short Term Teacher in Special Education

Full Time, Fixed Term 

We are currently seeking an experienced full-time Teacher to join our Special Education Department, working with teenagers from Years 9 to 13.  Teaching specialisations for this position include Maths and Music. This is a Fixed-Term position commencing on Monday 17 October 2022 for a period of up to 6 weeks covering medical leave.

Our college is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasises the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.

The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values such as Caring, Belonging and Learning, along with strong house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour. These values are reflected in the school motto: Semper Contendite (Always Strive).

You can see a copy of the Job Description here.  Applications close at 4.00pm on Wednesday 5 October 2022 and must be addressed to Nicola Cruise, email – nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz  Please complete and include the Waimea College Application Form and submit this along with your CV and Covering Letter.

 

Fixed Term Teacher in Special Education

Full Time, Fixed Term 

We are currently seeking an experienced full-time Teacher to join our Special Education Department, working with teenagers from Years 9 to 13.  Teaching specialisations for this position include Visual Art, Drama and Food Technology. This is a Fixed-Term position commencing on Monday 17 October 2022 up to Monday 12 December 2022 covering medical leave.

Our college is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasises the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.

The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values such as Caring, Belonging and Learning, along with strong house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour. These values are reflected in the school motto: Semper Contendite (Always Strive).

You can see a copy of the Job Description here.  Applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday 6 October 2022 and must be addressed to Nicola Cruise, email – nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz  Please complete and include the Waimea College Application Form and submit this along with your CV and Covering Letter.

 

Science Teacher

Full Time, Permanent Position 

We are currently seeking a permanent, full time Science Teacher to join our team at Waimea College from 28 January 2023.  Please state your senior subjects specialisation (physics is preferred).

Our college is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasises the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.

The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values such as Caring, Belonging and Learning, along with strong house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour.

These values are reflected in the school motto: Semper Contendite (Always Strive).

You can see a copy of the Job Description here.  Applications close at 4.00pm on Friday 7 October 2022 and must be addressed to Nicola Cruise, email – nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz  Please complete and include the Waimea College Application Form and submit this along with your CV and Covering Letter.

 

English Teacher

Full Time, Permanent Position 

We are currently seeking a well-qualified permanent full-time Teacher of English to join our strong team from 28 January 2023.  Current NCEA knowledge and experience as well as understanding of the latest curriculum developments, with the ability to teach English to senior levels will be valuable.

Our college is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasises the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.

The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with school values of Caring, Belonging and Learning, along with strong house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour.

These values are reflected in the school motto: Semper Contendite (Always Strive).

You will find the job description for the role here.  Applications are to include a cover letter, CV and the Waimea College Application Form.  Please submit to Nicola Cruise – nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz before 4.00pm on Friday 7 October 2022.

Outdoor Education Teacher

Fixed Term, Part Time Position 

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Outdoor Education Teacher to join our Outdoor Education Department for this part time position (0.2FTE) during the 2023 school year. These hours are to be worked on one day per week. The successful candidate will have NZOIA qualifications and/or outdoor industry experience in some or all of the following; Caving, Tramping, Climbing, Abseiling and Sea Kayaking.

Waimea College is located on the doorstep of the Abel Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park.  We are part of the ODENZ programme.  Our Outdoor Education programme is sought after by local and international students. We have a strong Outdoor Education team with diverse skills and expertise to support the successful candidate.  Please state other subject areas.

Our college is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasises the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.  The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values such as house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behavior.  These values are reflected in the school motto: Semper Contendite (Always Strive).

You will find the job description for the role here.  Applications are to include a cover letter, CV and the Waimea College Application Form.  Please submit to Nicola Cruise – nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz before 4.00pm on Friday 7 October 2022.

Careers Advisor

Full Time, Permanent Position – Careers Allowance

Waimea College is a large co-educational secondary school in the top of the South Island with a roll of approximately 1500 students.  The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values of Caring, Belonging and Learning, along with strong house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour.

We are currently seeking an experienced teacher, who has worked as a Careers Advisor to commence at the start of the 2023 school year, 28 January 2023. 

Knowledge of the Gateway programme would be advantageous, however not essential. Please state your specialist teaching subject on your application.

There is potential for this position to hold Middle Management responsibilities for a candidate with the appropriate levels of experience and you will find more details regarding this in our advertisement entitled HoD Transition & Careers. Please note there is only one position to be filled.

You will find the job description for the role here.  Applications are to include a cover letter, CV and the Waimea College Application Form.  Please submit to Nicola Cruise – nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz before 4.00pm on Friday 7 October 2022.

HoD Transition & Careers

Full Time, Permanent Position – I MU, 1 MMA, Careers Allowance

We are currently seeking a motivated and energetic experienced teacher, who has worked as a Careers Advisor and holds suitable qualifications to undertake the HoD Transition & Careers role at Waimea College.  This position includes teaching two classes of Gateway/Transition and will commence on 28 January 2023. Please state specialist teaching areas.

Note – this position is also advertised as a Teacher level role – Careers Advisor.  The scope of the role will be determined by the experience and skills of the candidates who apply.

Our college is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasizes the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.

The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values such as Caring, Belonging and Learning, along with strong house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour.

These values are reflected in the school motto: Semper Contendite (Always Strive).

You will find the job description for the role here.  Applications are to include a cover letter, CV and the Waimea College Application Form.  Please submit to Nicola Cruise – nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz before 4.00pm on Friday 7 October 2022.

Drama Teacher

Permanent Part Time Position

(Beginner Teachers welcome to apply)

An opportunity exists for a permanent, part time (0.75FTE) Drama Teacher to join our Performing Arts department from 2023 school year.  Please state other supporting subjects.  

Our college is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasis the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities.  Performing arts and drama is a dynamic and successful part of Waimea College.

The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values such as caring, belonging and learning, along with strong house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour. 

These values are reflected in the school motto: Semper Contendite (Always Strive).

You will find the job description for the role here.  Applications are to include a cover letter, CV and the Waimea College Application Form.  Please submit to Nicola Cruise – nicola.cruise@waimea.school.nz before 4.00pm on Thursday 13 October 2022.

For more information regarding this position please download the Job Description.  

 

 

Please complete the Support Staff Application Form and submit with your application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please download the Service Agreement for more information. 

About Us

Our college is committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and emphasises the importance of achieving personal standards of excellence in academic, sporting, cultural and recreational activities. The college combines excellent facilities and a progressive curriculum with values centred around Caring, Belonging and Learning. We have strong house spirit, pride in the school and high expectations of performance and behaviour. Our values are reflected in the school motto: Semper Contendite (Always Strive).

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