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Otago Polytechnic is pleased to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary providers, and we are in no doubt who to thank – our exceptional staff.

Providing an environment where individuals can develop their lives and careers is at the heart of what we do, and this is as true for our staff as our students. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining capable staff who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to meeting the needs of our learners and partners. We foster the leadership and communication skills that can make great ideas happen. As a research-active Polytechnic, we support staff to collaborate with others and explore their areas of interest. 

We welcome and include everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, religious or ethical beliefs or political opinions.

Current vacancies at OPAIC

Tutor/Mental Health and Addiction Support Level 4

Future Skills Academy is a NZQA Category 1 rated private tertiary education provider located in Manukau, Royal Oak and Auckland city, specialising in foundation and vocational training from Level 3 to Level 6.  

Our School of Health and Community Support Services is seeking two dynamic and engaging programme tutors to teach and deliver the New Zealand Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4) at our Royal Oak Campus.

These are full-time, permanent positions.  Practicum visits for assessment and observations during students placements are flexible.  

Ideally you would have had at least 3 years clinical experience working with people in a mental health or addiction support service who has a passion for teaching and coaching people to ensure those studying this level 4 qualification are work-ready.  You will be well grounded in Maori cultural practices supporting the care of Tangata Whai Ora with  wide  experience in work practice and teaching in the areas of mental health and addiction.

To apply for this position, click here.

Building Surveying or Building Control Industry Trainer

Future Skills Academy delivers the New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying L6 to Building Control Authority staff employed in technical positions, throughout New Zealand. It will also be delivering the New Zealand Certificate in Building Regulatory Environment L4 to administration support staff within Councils.  We are seeking to employ a lecturer who can demonstrate knowledge and expertise in NZ building regulatory compliance including plan processing and site inspection. The ideal candidate will be a building surveyor, a building compliance officer or industry trainer with at least 10 years’ experience working with Building Control Authorities (or TA) and who is interested in a teaching career in the tertiary sector.

You will be part of a highly independent team delivering the NZ Diploma in Building Surveying Level 6 and the New Zealand Certificate in Building Regulatory Environment L4 programmes to students employed with BCA/TA, so strong industry experience is essential. You will also support the delivery of these programmes and other regulatory compliance programmes to students who are not employed with BCA/TA.

To apply for this position, click here.

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We welcome and include everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, religious or ethical beliefs, or political opinions.