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

Grounds/Garden Person

Applications close: 4pm, Monday 23 May 2022

Full Time, Fixed Term

This is a great opportunity to join our property team managing our large college campus.

This role would suit a female or male who is honest, hardworking and who will take pride in ensuring that our campus is maintained to the highest possible standards.

This candidate must have an energetic and enthusiastic aptitude, have knowledge of native plants and garden maintenance, and have good physical fitness as there is some lifting required.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Care of gardens; weeding, watering and planting.
  • Care of grounds; general maintenance (lawn mowing excluded).
  • Gardening equipment management.
  • Assistance to the Senior Custodian and Assistant Caretaker with property maintenance.

This is a full time, fixed term position of 40 hours per week.

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, Monday 23 May 2022.

Head of Careers

Applications close: 4pm, Friday 10 June 2022

Full Time, Permanent
Start: Term 3 2022 (or earlier by negotiation)

We are looking for an energetic and passionate student focused teacher to lead our Careers Department. This person will need to proactively build and nurture relationships with education and training institutions to support and advise our student’s career pathways, have excellent communication and organisational skills, and demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting the needs of our students.

We are a decile 9 Microsoft Global Showcase college with modern facilities located in East Auckland and your 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 by 4pm, Friday 10 June 2022.

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