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

* Required


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

Principal’s PA / Board Secretary

Applications close: 4pm, Tuesday 26 March

Full time, permanent, 52 weeks, Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm plus attendance at board meetings and functions.

Start: 29 April 2024 (or earlier by negotiation)

We are looking for someone who has a high attention to detail, be multi skilled, and can demonstrate an excellent standard of English to provide high quality administrative and secretarial support to the Principal and the School Board.

You will need to have outstanding computer and organisational skills, be proactive and forward thinking and be able to prioritise your work juggling additional requests from the Principal and Board members. A flexible, collegial, and professional approach is required together with genuine commitment. You will need to be able to think on your feet, be energetic, have a can-do attitude, and be pivotal to follow the requirements and needs of a large college and very busy office.

Experience in the education sector would be an advantage. The salary will be reflective of qualifications, skills and experience.

Applicants must have NZ residency and a clean drivers licence. 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, Tuesday 26 March.

Senior Custodian

Applications close: 4pm, Tuesday 26 March

Full Time, Permanent

Start: 29 April 2024 (or earlier by negotiation)

Botany Downs Secondary College is looking for a reliable, motivated person to fill the Senior Custodian role. We require someone who is enthusiastic, hardworking and honest who has the following important attributes:

  • Working in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Practical skills for general maintenance and management of tools/equipment.
  • Good physical fitness.
  • Safety consciousness.
  • Procurement of contractor services and supplies.
  • General knowledge of building warrant of fitness compliance.
  • NZ Residency.
  • Clean drivers licence.

This role offers a sense of connection to our staff, a positive impact on our property, and working within a well-balanced environment. This is a full time, 52-week position. 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, Tuesday 26 March.

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