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.

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  • Eligibility to apply for a position
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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

Teacher of English as an Additional Language (EAL)


Applications close: 12pm, Friday 14 October

Full time, fixed term (due to international student growth)
Start: Term 1 2023           Finish: End of Term 4 2023

We are seeking an inspiring and student-focussed teacher with the ability to teach english language learners up to Level 3.  An understanding of the english language learning progressions is essential, and knowledge of the English for Academic Purposes unit standards is an advantage. The candidate must have an awareness of current culturally responsive pedagogies and enjoy mentoring young people.

Commitment to our whānau-based philosophy and participation in the co-curricular life of the college is expected.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a BDSC Application Form to Mrs Yvonne de Graaf y.degraaf@bdsc.school.nz by 12pm, Friday 14 October 2022.

Teacher of Outdoor Education and Health & Physical Education


Applications close: 4pm, Friday 4 November

Full Time, Permanent
Start: Term 1, 2023

We seek an inspiring, energetic, and collaborative student focused teacher of both Outdoor Education and Health & Physical Education who is confident to lead groups in a range of outdoor pursuits. Current qualifications in the outdoor industry are preferred but the ability to teach NCEA up to Level 3 is essential.

We currently offer outdoor education programmes from Years 10–13 and are looking for a person with strong organisational skills who will contribute to the development of both our Outdoor Education and Health & Physical Education programmes.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a BDSC Application Form to Mrs Yvonne de Graaf y.degraaf@bdsc.school.nz by 4pm, Friday 4 November.

Head of Outdoor Education (2MU, 1MMA)


Applications close: 4pm, Friday 4 November

Full Time, Permanent
Start: Term 1, 2023

We seek an experienced and passionate teacher of outdoor education to lead our Years 10-13 outdoor education programmes. A candidate with some current qualifications in the outdoor industry who has experience in leading a range of outdoor pursuits is required. Being able to teach up to NCEA Level 3 is essential.

You must be highly organised, work well in a team and have strong student behaviour management skills. Experience with overseeing a budget is preferable.

BDSC is a modern, innovative school.  Staff are expected to have good 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.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a BDSC Application Form to Mrs Yvonne de Graaf y.degraaf@bdsc.school.nz by 4pm, Friday 4 November.

Head of Chemistry


Applications close: 4pm, Friday 14 October
Full Time, Permanent (2MU + 1MMU)
Start:
Term 1 2023

We seek an experienced and passionate educator to lead our well-resourced Chemistry Department.  The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills and have a sound understanding of the New Zealand curriculum and NCEA.

The Head of Chemistry will work closely with the Head of Science to support high academic achievement and the well-being of all students.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a BDSC Application Form to Mrs Yvonne de Graaf y.degraaf@bdsc.school.nz by 4pm, Friday 14 October 2022.

Teacher of Business Studies


Applications close: 4pm, Friday 4 November

Full Time, Permanent
Start: Term 1, 2023

We are looking for an inspiring, innovative, energetic and collaborative student focused teacher of Business Studies with senior experience (up to NCEA Level 3 is preferred) 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.

We are a Microsoft Global Showcase college with modern facilities located in East Auckland and your commitment to our whanau-based philosophy and participation in the co-curricular life of the college is expected.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a BDSC Application Form to Mrs Yvonne de Graaf y.degraaf@bdsc.school.nz by 4pm, Friday 4 November.

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