Job Vacancies – Ngā Tūranga mahi

Teacher of hard material / DVC

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced teacher of hard materials and DVC to join our forward-thinking technology faculty.

The successful applicant will be an experienced practitioner who is able to teach either senior hard materials or DVC and is also able to support our students, contributing to the development of an inclusive, diverse and supportive environment.

Potential for 1MU for the successful candidate.

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Outdoor Education Leader for 2022

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Riccarton High School is looking for a motivated, organised and experienced person to lead our outdoor education programme at our school-owned camp at Glentui in North Canterbury.

The role is fixed term for the duration of the camp season – likely to be from mid-January 2022 to early June 2022 – approximately 4 months. This could become a recurring fixed-term role each year.

Riccarton High School completed the development of our new outdoor education facility – called Orohaki – and we are looking for the right person to help us continue to develop the programme for our Year 9 and 10 students and create an exciting outdoor education experience. The camps run from Monday to Friday each week and students participate in a range of activities such as tramping, mountain biking, canyoning – and we have the scope to create more.

We aim to have our students attending from early February 2022, so there will be time beforehand to familiarise yourself with the camp, the local area and the programme, recruit instructors to help you, and train them. This start date would be negotiable based on the time needed to prepare.

The work will involve:

  • Preparing, managing and participating in the outdoor education programme
  • Undertaking outdoor activities and team building exercises with students
  • Managing the camp instructors – including recruitment and training in the programme
  • Maintaining and updating all risk management, health and safety and other documentation
  • Liaising with school staff around students, the programme, camp requirements, etc
  • Ensuring the facilities are kept in excellent condition
  • Developing the programme and resources
  • Completing weekly reports to the school as well as an end of camp report.

The person we are looking for will have experience working in or managing an outdoor education centre, leadership skills, relevant industry-based qualifications, a current first aid certificate and love the outdoors.

This role will suit an energetic person who is proactive, takes the initiative, enjoys working with high school students from a variety of backgrounds and introducing them to the outdoors, is able to lead a team and has the ability to maintain a professional and personable manner at all times.

In the past, this has been a live-in role – but this is not a requirement if you live in the area or wish to only stay during the week (although accommodation can be proved on site if you decide to) – you will only be required during the day to run the outdoor education programme.

Applications close Monday 6 December 2021 – please provide a CV and covering letter.

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Science Teacher

We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher to join our vibrant science faculty. Full-time fixed-term to cover maternity leave, starting 27 January, for the 2022 school year.

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