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.

We currently have 5 vacancies:

Executive Assistant to the Principal and Board Secretary (full time, permanent)

Head of Counselling (full time, permanent)

Technology Technician (part time, permanent)

Sports Administrator (part time, permanent)

Strength and Conditioning Trainer (part time, permanent)

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 Monday 27 January 2020.

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 Tanya Horsford and emailed to

Middle Management / Senior Leadership positions (DP, HOLA, HOD, TIC)

* Your Letter of Application
* Your Current Curriculum Vitae
* Positions of Responsibility 
* Referee Request  (please send to 3 referees for completion ahead of the application closing date) to be submitted directly to

Classroom Teacher

* Your Letter of Application
* Your Current Curriculum Vitae
Job Description 

Administrative (Support) Staff

* Your Letter of Application
* Your Current Curriculum Vitae

Current Opportunities

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Executive Assistant to the Principal and Board Secretary

Listed Date : 16 Jan 2020 Full Time

Full Time, Permanent.

We have an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and vision focused college located in East Auckland. The responsibilities of this busy and varied position is to provide high quality and professional executive assistance to the Principal of a large decile 9 college and our Board of Trustees. READ MORE >

Head of Counselling

Listed Date : 16 Jan 2020 Full Time

Full Time Permanent Head of Counselling, who may also be a registered teacher. READ MORE >

Sports Administrator

Listed Date : 16 Jan 2020 Part Time

Within our Sports Department, we have two vacancies (Sports Administrator and Strength and Conditioning Trainer) that could be combined into one position for someone looking for more hours.

Monday-Friday afternoons from 1:15pm-5:15pm (20 Hours per Week). Part Time, Permanent, Term Time Only.

As the Department's Sports Administrator, you will be required to manage all departmental administration, supervise our after school facilities, facilitate lunch time sport activity, and supervise equipment. READ MORE >

Technology Technician

Listed Date : 15 Jan 2020 Part Time

Part-time (4 hours per day Monday to Friday), term time only. Applications close on Monday 27 January 2020. READ MORE >

High Performance Sports Trainer

Listed Date : 7 Jun 2017 Part Time

Part Time, Permanent, All Year round (52 weeks of the year).
• Training top Athletes in Teams for physical preparation for sport
• Planning sessions, reviewing sessions and performance
• Analysis of movement (Gait Technique)
• Fitness Testing
• Personalised work-ons, specific to the athlete and sport needs.

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