Employment

Girls secondary school 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.

Deputy Principal

Nestled in the heart of Havelock North Hawke’s Bay, Woodford House is one of New Zealand’s largest and most long-established day and boarding school for girls. This Special Character school has a long history of educating and empowering young women for the brightest possible future. Your leadership here will help ensure the school continues to shape, guide and bring the very best out of the students, along with the teaching and ancillary teams across this highly regarded Year 7- 13 state-integrated school.

2023 will be an extremely positive phase of change in your education leadership career if this opportunity aligns well for you. Expressions of interest and enquiries relating to this significant and broad reaching Deputy Principal role based right in the heart of Havelock North are warmly welcomed.

You will be reporting to a forward thinking and future facing Principal who is motivated to bring balance and extension to her senior leadership team. The scope of this multi-faceted role will be shaped to the expertise and experience of the selected leader. You will be holding a portfolio mix of responsibilities spanning across areas including pastoral care, student wellbeing, student outcomes, team leadership, curriculum development, policy management, strategic planning and involvement and engagement in curricular activities.

This role will be suited to candidates aspiring to be future principals, or ready to step now to the Deputy Principal level. You may already be a Deputy Principal looking to make a positive move, or a Head of Faculty or Head of Middle School looking to take the next step up in your leadership career. You will be well supported in this well-resourced environment.  Either way you will be an engaging, caring and team centered education leader with excellent communication skills and a strategic and forward-facing view. Woodford House is a Special Character school; relatability to their four cornerstones will be important in your success here.

Remuneration will reflect the scope of this role which includes five management units, and leadership allowance. Support with accommodation and relocation costs may be included if required by the successful candidate.

School leadership roles of this nature are rare – this is a great opportunity to play a lead role in the success of Woodford House.  If you have the required pastoral, pedagogy and people leadership experience and expertise,  and a genuine passion for learning and teaching then please apply through this portal or email your CV and covering letter to rachel@populouspeople.nz We envisage this new role will commence at the beginning of Term 2, 2023.

Teacher of Geography – Full Time

Woodford House, a leading special character boarding and day school for Year 7 – 13 girls, situated in Hawke’s Bay is seeking to appoint a talented and motivated permanent, full-time teacher of Geography to join our high-achieving Social Sciences Faculty. Please state supporting subjects. Commencing as soon as possible.

Applicants should have: 

  • Excellent general Social Science teaching experience, specifically Geography to senior level
  • 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
  • A commitment to our school’s special character.

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

Applications close 5pm, Friday 10 February 2023. 

Please forward covering letter, completed Application Form and CV, listing three referee contacts, to the Principal, Woodford House, Private Bag 1001, Havelock North, 4157, or preferably via email to the Principal’s Assistant: lisa.lee@woodford.school.nz

An application form is available to download below.

Gardener and Grounds Person– Full Time

Woodford House, a leading special character boarding and day school for Year 7 – 13 girls, situated in Hawke’s Bay is seeking to a motivated, highly organised and hard working groundsperson to join our small, but professional property and grounds team.

This role is particularly hands on and will suit those with gardening or turf maintenance experience. An enjoyment of gardening is essential.

Woodford House is spread over 18 hectares and has a wide range of new and older buildings, gardens, trees and lawns so flexibility is required, as well as a desire to work primarily outdoors.

Key tasks

  • Work as part of a team to ensure the presentation of school facilities are maintained to the highest possible standard
  • Maintain and develop the stunning school grounds and gardens
  • Provide a support service to other staff
  • Assist with making repairs to school property.

Completed application form and CV, or any questions regarding the position should be submitted to: Ted Jones, Business and Operations Manager, and emailed to ted.jones@woodford.school.nz by Friday 3 February 2023.

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

Boarding Supervisor – Permanent Part Time

Woodford House, a leading special character boarding and day school for Year 7 – 13 girls, situated in Hawke’s Bay is seeking to appoint a committed staff member with a genuine interest in young people to care for students in the Boarding Houses on a permanent part-time basis (approx. 7 shifts a fortnight). The position involves the pastoral care of the girls and liaising with parents and other staff.

The successful applicant will be a positive role model and be prepared to take responsibility for the efficient running of the Boarding House while on duty. They will work as a member of the pastoral care team and must be supportive of the School’s special character. 

The position is for during school term time only and will require some weekend work. Hours/days to be discussed with shortlisted applicants.

Completed application form and CV, or any questions regarding the position should be submitted to: Joyce Clark, Director of Boarding-Operations, and emailed to joyce.clark@woodford.school.nz

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