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

Special Education Needs Co-ordinator

Applications close: 4pm, Friday 10 December 2021

Part-time (2 days per week), Fixed Term
Start: Term 1 2022, Finish: Term 4 2022

We are seeking a part-time Special Education Needs Co-ordinator to support the Head of Learner Support. This role would ideally suit a Primary/Intermediate trained teacher with strong classroom and behaviour management skills as you will be supporting our junior students who need additional learning support and assisting our teachers with academic and practical teaching differentiation strategies. SENCO experience an advantage but not essential for the right candidate. Other key attributes are empathy, communication skills, initiative and working positively in a team environment.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a BDSC Application Form to Mrs Yvonne de Graaf by 4pm, Friday 10 December 2021.

Head of Digital Technologies (1MU & 1MMA)

Applications close: 12noon, Thursday 16 December 2021

Full Time, Permanent
Start: Term 1 2022

Experienced Certified Teacher – Technology Department

We seek a dedicated professional with a strong understanding of the technology curriculum and digital technologies progress outcomes. The successful candidate will lead a collaborative learning culture in the teaching and learning of digital technology. An ability to teach Y9–13 digital technology with programming is required. Ability to teach Scholarship is an advantage. The ideal candidate will be interested in web development and computer programming. They will have high expectations for student achievement and engage in professional learning to improve outcomes for students.

The candidate should also be prepared to be actively involved in the co-curricular life of the college.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a BDSC Application Form to Mrs Yvonne de Graaf by 12noon, Thursday 16 December 2021.

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