Job Vacancies

We welcome enquiries from teaching and administration staff seeking a position at our college. As positions become available, they will be listed below with the position and requirements.

See below for our current vacancies.

Short-listed applicants will be required to undergo a Police Vet once every three years. Applicants for this position must have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Visa and a clean driver’s licence is required.

For all applications, please submit cover letter, CV and application form (please download a copy for completion from and submit to by closing date.

We want

Inspiring energetic, collaborative student-focused teachers, with an awareness of current educational practice, who enjoy mentoring and developing young people. Co-curricular involvement expected.

Staff and Work Environment

A decile 9 Microsoft Global Showcase college with modern facilities located in East Auckland.

Our professional and highly motivated staff provide intellectual challenge through quality teaching and learning programmes within a safe, supportive environment. Botany Downs Secondary College is committed to building strong future prospects for our students, the citizens and leaders of tomorrow. It is our belief that all students have a potential well beyond the levels of current performance and we wish to work with them to develop their wider range of talents, skills and abilities. We hope students themselves will develop a passion for learning.

Our college has systems in place designed to support the career development of all our staff, including mentoring and training programmes. The learning areas are well-resourced and enjoy a collaborative team approach. As a whānau-based school, oversight of learning progress and personal development of students is an important element of providing an excellent learning environment. Botany Downs Secondary College is a modern, innovative school.

Staff are expected to have sound ICT skills and be prepared to participate in the mentoring, and co-curricular programmes. Commitment to our vision, philosophy and co-curricular life of the college is a condition of employment.

All applicants to please read

  • Eligibility to apply for a position
  • How to present your application
  • Information about our selection process

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View and complete any relevant documentation required * (see below).

Applications to be addressed to the Principal’s PA Yvonne de Graaf and emailed to

* Your Letter of Application
* Your Current Curriculum Vitae

Current Opportunities

Finance Assistant

Applications close: 4pm, Friday 16 June

Permanent, part-time
Start: To be negotiated

We are seeking a permanent part-time Finance Assistant for 15 hours per week. Key responsibilities are accounts payable and support to the BDSC Finance Centre.

The applicant will need to have excellent communication skills, maintain a high level of attention to detail, be able to take initiative and work in a positive and motivated manner as part of a busy and dynamic finance team. Previous school accounts experience is beneficial but not essential.

Applicants must have NZ residency. Short listed applicants will be required to undergo a police vet.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a BDSC Application Form to Mrs Yvonne de Graaf by 4pm, Friday 16 June.

Teacher of Chemistry/Science

Applications close: 12noon, Monday 19 June

Full time, Permanent
Start: To be negotiated

We are looking for an inspiring and collaborative student focused teacher of Chemistry and Science who must be able to teach senior Chemistry up to Level 3.

The successful applicant would be part of a progressive learning area open to learning with a strong commitment to support the successes of all our students.

Beginning teachers can apply.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a BDSC Application Form to Mrs Yvonne de Graaf by 12noon, Monday 19 June.

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