Employment

Vacancies at Woodford House

Girls secondary school vacancies at a school like Woodford House are a wonderful opportunity. Woodford House believes that its staff, both teaching and non-teaching, are its most valuable resource. Our School nurtures a dynamic professional learning community that celebrates creativity, engagement and critical thinking.

Our current career opportunities are listed below. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about you.

Boarding House Supervisor

Permanent, full-time

Are you a positive and caring person, well-organised and approachable? Are you looking for a role in a supportive team, where every day is different?

About us

Woodford House is an integrated special character boarding and day school for Year 7 – 13 girls, located in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay. We nurture each girl who walks through our doors so that her light shines through and shines brighter.

The role

The role of Boarding Supervisor is required in term time only, and hours are on a shift roster, including weekends (approx. 50 hrs per week). The role involves daytime caregiving of the Boarding students when they are not at school, both in the afternoon and morning and sleeping in the Boarding House overnight while on call.  

Key duties

  • Day-to-day running of the House
  • Be available to girls at all times, taking care of their wellbeing
  • Foster a safe physical and emotional environment for the girls
  • Create trust, respect and caring attitudes to enable independence
  • Liaise with parents, staff and girls
  • Maintain accurate records using computer software.

 

About you

  • You will have excellent communication skills and be an empathic listener
  • Have a good understanding and tolerance of teenagers
  • Be presentable and have good judgement
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality in all matters related to school and students
  • Be able to work in a team and on your own
  • Have good organisational skills and computer skills.

 

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand and satisfactorily pass all pre-employment checks such as Police Vetting and reference checking. An application form and position description can be downloaded below.

To apply, please send your completed application form and CV to Vickie Hope, Director of People at [email protected] 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and please note that interviews may be held while the advert is still live.

Teacher Aide

Part-time, fixed term (2024 school year)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Teacher Aide to join our team for the 2024 school year to work in our Junior School, Year 7 to Year 10. The position is 32 hours per week, 8am to 3.15pm, including a 1 hour unpaid break, Monday to Friday, term-time only.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with students (in a one-to-one situation or in small groups) with behavioral or learning differences within or alongside the class as required
  • Support the classroom teacher
  • Work with the student and other students to boost learning, independence and social skills
  • Liaise with the classroom teacher to ensure the best support is provided to the targeted student(s)
  • Other reasonably requested duties as required.

 

About you

  • Have previous experience working in Intermediate or Secondary schools
  • Be organised and use initiative
  • Be empathic, and caring
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have an interest in supporting students to trial new Assistive Technology, where appropriate.

 

About us

Woodford House is an integrated special character boarding and day school for Year 7 – 13 girls, located in beautiful Hawke’s Bay. We nurture each girl who walks through our doors so that her light shines through and shines brighter.

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand and satisfactorily pass all pre-employment checks such as Police Vetting and reference checking. An application form and position description can be downloaded below.

To apply, please send your completed application form and CV to Vickie Hope, Director of People at [email protected] by Sunday 14 January 2024.

Commerce Teacher

Full-time, fixed term (12 months)

About us

Woodford House, a leading special character, state-integrated, boarding and day school for Year 7 – 13 girls, situated in Hawke’s Bay is seeking to appoint a talented and motivated fixed term, full-time teacher of Commerce to join our high achieving Commerce Faculty for 2024.

About the role

This role would suit a beginner or experienced teacher to deliver Commerce classes across all year levels, particularly Accounting and Economics in the senior school. The students at Woodford House are dedicated, ready learners. This position is fixed term to cover a period of parental leave, and would ideally commence Term 1, 2024. 

About you 

  • Registration with the Teaching Council of New Zealand, or ability to obtain it,
  • A relevant teaching or other qualification,
  • Some teaching experience is desirable, specifically Economics/Business to senior level, but beginning teachers considered,
  • The ability to promote exceptional education in a blended learning environment,
  • A willingness to move with the times and work to meet our future-focused learning goals,
  • High-level communication and interpersonal skills, and
  • A commitment to our school’s special character.

 

If you are motivated by the prospect of being part of a dynamic teaching team in 2024 and would enjoy the challenges of this opportunity, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand and satisfactorily pass all pre-employment checks such as Police Vetting and reference checking. An application form and position description can be downloaded below.

To apply, please send your completed application form and CV to Vickie Hope, Director of People at [email protected] 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and please note that interviews may be held while the advert is still live.

Boarding House Supervisor – Permanent

Are you a positive and caring person, well-organised and approachable? Are you looking for a role in a supportive team, where every day is different?

About us

Woodford House is an integrated special character boarding and day school for Year 7 – 13 girls, located in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay. We nurture each girl who walks through our doors so that her light shines through and shines brighter.

The role

The role of Boarding Supervisor is required in term time only, and hours are on a shift roster, including weekends (approx. 50 hrs per week). The role involves daytime caregiving of the Boarding students when they are not at school, both in the afternoon and morning and sleeping in the Boarding House overnight while on call.  

Key duties

  • Day-to-day running of the House
  • Be available to girls at all times, taking care of their wellbeing
  • Foster a safe physical and emotional environment for the girls
  • Create trust, respect and caring attitudes to enable independence
  • Liaise with parents, staff and girls
  • Maintain accurate records, using computer software.

About you

  • You will have excellent communication skills and be an empathic listener
  • Have a good understanding and tolerance of teenagers
  • Be presentable and have good judgement
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality in all matters related to school and students
  • Be able to work in a team and on your own
  • Have good organisational skills and computer skills.

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand and satisfactorily pass all pre-employment checks such as police vetting and reference checking. 

To apply, please send your completed application form and CV to Vickie Hope, Director of People at [email protected] Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and please note that interviews may be held while the advert is still live.

An application form and job description is available to download below.