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 www.bdsc.school.nz) and submit to y.degraaf@bdsc.school.nz 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

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

* Required

Application:

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

Applications to be addressed to the Principal’s PA Yvonne de Graaf and emailed to y.degraaf@bdsc.school.nz

* Your Letter of Application
* Your Current Curriculum Vitae

Current Opportunities

Dance and Drama Teacher


Applications close: Monday 12 October at 4 pm

Full time, fixed term.
Start: Term 1 2021 until the end of Term 4 2021.

We seek an inspiring, energetic, creative and collaborative teacher with the ability to teach dance and drama, preferably to senior level.  Please indicate any other specialist subject areas.

Suitable for beginning teachers.

History Teacher


Applications close: Monday 12 October at 4 pm

Full time, fixed term.
Start: Term 1 2021 until the end of Term 4 2021 (TBC).
Secondary (Years 7-15), Certified Teacher

Social Science

We are seeking an inspiring, collaborative student focussed teacher with the ability to teach History and Junior Social Studies. Please indicate any other specialist subject areas.

Suitable for beginning teachers.

Head of Health (1MU, 1MMA)


Applications close: Monday 12 October at 4 pm

Full time, permanent.
Start term 1, 2021.

We seek an inspiring, energetic and collaborative student focused teacher to lead our Health curriculum, with the ability to teach junior Health and Physical Education. A professional with current educational practice who enjoys mentoring and developing young people is a must.

Outdoor Education and Health & PE Teacher


Applications close: Monday 12 October at 4 pm

Full time, permanent.
Start: Term 1 2021.

We seek an inspiring, energetic and collaborative student focussed teacher of Outdoor Education who is confident to lead groups in a range of outdoor pursuits. Current qualifications in the outdoor industry is preferred. The ability to teach NCEA up to Level 3 and a willingness to teacher junior Health and Physical Education is also preferred.

We currently offer outdoor education programmes from Y10–13 and are looking for a person with strong organisational skills who will contribute to the development of our outdoor education programmes.

Business Studies Teacher


Applications close: Monday 12 October at 4 pm

Full time, fixed term.
Start: Term 1 2021

We are looking for an inspiring, innovative, energetic and collaborative student focussed teacher of Business Studies with senior experience (up to NCEA Level 3 an advantage) to join our team. The ability to teach financial literacy, economic and/or accounting would be advantageous. Please indicate any other specialist subject areas.

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

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