Work for us

We have 21 language centres around the country and also teach online and at more than 50 community other locations in the community. It is an exciting time to join us and we have a range of teaching and operations roles available.

Vacancies

New Plymouth

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Calling English Language Teachers - Private Tutoring & Part Time Group Classes

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Wellington

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IT Support Advisor

Who we are

English Language Partners New Zealand (ELPNZ) is an award-winning education provider with NZQA Category 1 endorsement. We are New Zealand’s largest national not-for-profit provider of English language education and support to former refugees and migrants and have been operating for over 40 years.

We have 21 centres from Whangarei to Invercargill, where over 350 staff and 700 volunteers support around 7,000 learners a year.  Our National Office is based in a great office space on The Terrace in Wellington.  

About the role

The newly created position of IT Support Advisor plays a crucial role in supporting the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Manager to maintain and operate our ICT processes, security, and systems.  As the primary help desk contact, you'll handle daily systems administration, user access, and oversee security measures and backups.  

Effective communication is key, as you'll provide user support and deliver training to induct new users and enhance overall organisational capabilities in our IT Systems. The role also demands innovation, with a focus on automating processes using tools like Power Automate.  

Ideal for those early in their career or seeking autonomy in a purpose-driven organisation, this part-time role in our Wellington office offers 25-28 hours per week.

Who you are

  • A qualification in ICT and/or degree qualification within a discipline with IT/Computer Science/Business systems.  
  • 1-2 years experience in helpdesk/IT support administration roles.
  • Highly competent IT user, who is skilled in the use of MS Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint (essential), Teams (highly desirable), Circle/Slack (desirable) and picks up new technology easily.  
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Entra ID (Azure Active Directory), user and group access to systems.  
  • Good knowledge of system security, and best and emerging security practices.
  • Strong communicator, with the ability to explain complex ICT matters to non- IT folk and break things down into practical steps.
  • Patience, a can-do attitude flexibility and a sense of humour are also key.  

What we offer  

This is a real chance to really put your own stamp on a role in work that you know will make a real difference to communities all around Aotearoa - New Zealand.  You'll work in a small collaborative team at an organisation with staff engagement rates that are off the charts.  People love working here and are passionate about our work.   The remuneration for this position is competitive within the not-for-profit sector.

To apply

Select the Apply Now button below to fill out the application form and upload your CV and cover letter.

To make a confidential inquiry and learn more about this position, email Mark Sutton on HR@englishlanguage.org.nz

Applications close on 29 April at 5pm.

Applicants for this position should be based in New Zealand and have the right to work in New Zealand – NZ citizenship, resident visa holder or a valid NZ work visa and be residing in New Zealand.

Closing date:
29 April at 5pm

Christchurch

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Operations Coordinator- Aoraki

We do amazing things, we have a strong team, solid foundations and make a huge difference to 1000's of lives a year and are looking for an experienced education administrator and team leader to achieve this.

 

What you’ll be doing

  • Coordinating a range of English Language Programmes for our Aoraki Centre; essentially managing the administration and logistics for a range of literacy and conversational English programmes and ensuring that the teachers and learners have what they need to operate effectively.
  • With the guidance of your Christchurch based manager you’ll oversee the day-to-day operations of our Centre, supervising staff, providing feedback, approving payroll and leave requests, and assisting with teacher recruitment and training as needed. Your team comprises of one part-time operations support person, eight part-time teaching staff and volunteers to service around 200 learners each year.
  • Stakeholder and community liaison is a key part of the role, you’ll be connecting with local businesses, educators, ethnic communities, the refugee settlement agency in the region and other community groups to ensure your centre is attracting and meeting the needs of learners in the area.
  • Your teaching background also gives you the skills to understand and support quality teaching provision, conduct teacher observations and assess and place learners in the right class.
  • Working out of a centrally based hub for migrants in Timaru, you will enjoy interacting with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds. You’ll be comfortable with technology, bean independent self-starter and want a permanent full-time role that is varied and flexible.

 

Is this you?

  • Tertiary qualified preferably with and an English Language teaching (ELT) qualification at level 5 or above (eg. CELTA,DELTA, Trinity) or equivalent.
  • Adult TESOL experience, or proven experience teaching adults in other settings is highly desirable, as is experience working with former refugees or migrants
  • Ideally you’ll have 1-2 years managing teaching staff or general team leadership/ supervisory experience and/or programme/education management experience.
  • Proven administration/coordination experience, with strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent IT skills across with Microsoft Office Suite (Office 365, Word, Excel, Outlook) and the ability to pick up new systems quickly.
  • A clear and friendly communication style, fluency in English (spoken and written) with a strong customer service ethos. Fluency in a second language highly desirable but not essential.
  • Confidence to proactively engage with learners, volunteers, and the wider community to promote the centre.
  • A motivated self-starter with strong cultural sensitivity, empathy and the ability to work as part of a tight-knit team.
  • A current clean full driver’s licence and able to use own vehicle for occasional work-related meetings is highly desirable.

 

What we offer

ELPNZ is a friendly and inclusive workplace with a culture of continuous improvement. It is a place where your own potential will be nurtured as you work alongside a passionate and talented group of educators committed to helping former refugees and migrants learn English and effectively settle in New Zealand.

 

To apply:

Select the Apply Now button to fill out the application form and upload your CV and Cover Letter.

To make a confidential inquiry and learn more about this position, email hr@englishlanguage.org.nz

Applications close Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 5pm We are likely to conduct interviews with successful candidates from 01 May.

Applicants for this position should be based in NZ and have the right to work in New Zealand- NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Closing date:
24 April 2024 5pm.

Masterton

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Part Time ESOL Relief Teacher Masterton

We are looking for ESOL Relief Teachers in Masterton who are interested in part time work in 2024.  You will be supporting former refugees to improve their English language skills.  

Classes coming up soon

You’ll teach a literacy focused beginner to intermediate English group class.  The class runs 3.5 hours Monday - Thursday face to face during school term weeks. Classes start Tuesday 28 May.

About you

You’ll be an experienced Teacher who has lived or taught in New Zealand for at least a few years or perhaps you’ve worked with adult learners, either way you are well versed in NZ cultural practices but still have empathy for the challenges of adapting to a new country.  You are creative, practical, and adaptable in your teaching style and take pride in delivering a truly learner-centred curriculum face to face and online.

  • Tertiary qualified in TESOL at level 5 or above (e.g. graduate certificate, Bachelor's degree, post-grad diploma such as CELTA, Cert TESOL, Cert TEAL, Dip SLT).
  • Experienced in ESOL adult teaching (preferably in a New Zealand context) at varied levels, particularly to beginner learners.
  • A learner centred approach with the ability to be guided by a curriculum while being creative, practical, and adaptable in your teaching style.
  • A motivated self-starter with strong cultural sensitivity, empathy and the ability to work as part of a tight-knit team.

 

What we offer

$49.34 per hour rate. It is a casual contract with the possibility of becoming fixed term.

We are a fantastic, family friendly workplace with a culture of continuous improvement. It is a place where your own potential will be nurtured as you work alongside a passionate and talented group of educators committed to supporting former refugees and migrants to participate successfully in all aspects of life in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Apply now

To be considered all applicants must apply via our website. Select the Apply Now button below, complete the application form and upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information about potential opportunities contact Arif Ali via email, arif.ali@englishlanguage.org.nz

Classes start Tuesday 28 May.  Applications close 5pm Monday 22 April 2024.

Applicants for this position should have the right to work in New Zealand- NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Closing date:
5pm Monday 22 April

Whangarei

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Relief Teachers- Northland

Our Northland Centre is looking for ESOL Teachers interested in relief work in 2024, supporting migrants to improve their spoken and written English language skills in small group English classes.

 

Who you are

You’ll be an experienced Teacher who has lived or taught in New Zealand for at least a few years or perhaps you’ve worked with adult learners, either way you are well versed in NZ cultural practices but still have empathy for the challenges of adapting to a new country.  You are creative, practical, and adaptable in your teaching style and take pride in delivering a truly learner-centred curriculum.

 

What’s available?

  • Classes range from more general conversationEnglish classes to specialist classes targeting adult literacy, job seeking, workplace English, and more
  • Teaching rate, $49.34 per hour, casual opportunities available for immediate start, with the potential for further short, fixed term engagements in 2024.
  • We also offer, one-to-one private tuition contracts, variable hours, learner home based under a self-employed contractor arrangement, $56.50 per hour plus GST.
  • Whangarei location.

 

Is this you?

  • Tertiary qualified in TESOL at level 5 or above(e.g. graduate certificate, Bachelor's degree, post-grad diploma such as CELTA, Cert TESOL, Cert TEAL, Dip SLT).
  • Additionally, New Zealand teaching qualification(ideally primary) or NCALNE (Voc) is desirable but not essential.
  • Experienced in ESOL teaching (preferably in a New Zealand context) at varied levels, particularly to beginner learners.
  • Experience in a primary school teaching background who can teach learners who have had little to no education in their own country. 
  • Experience delivering online teaching and/or a good understanding of technology for teaching is desirable.
  • A learner centred approach with the ability to be guided by a curriculum while being creative, practical, and adaptable in your teaching style.
  • A motivated self-starter with strong cultural sensitivity, empathy and the ability to work as part of a tight-knit team.

 

What we offer

We are a fantastic, family friendly workplace with a culture of continuous improvement.

It is a place where your own potential will be nurtured as you work alongside a passionate and talented group of educators committed to supporting former refugees and migrants to participate successfully in all aspects of life in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

To register your interest:

To be considered all applicants must apply via our website. Apply Now below and upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information about potential opportunities contact Clinton Ashill via email, clinton.ashill@englishlanguage.org.nz

Classes are starting late April 2024, so don’t delay, apply now!

Applicants for this position should be based in New Zealand have the right to work in New Zealand- NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Wellington

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Part-Time Management Accountant

About the role

 Join our team in this newly created, part-time management accountant role, supporting budgeting analysis and forecasting, cost centre analysis and data modelling.

 As the sole Management Accountant, you'll collaborate with the Finance and Systems Manager to establish and maintain management information systems, drive ELP's budgeting cycle, and spear head ongoing finance system enhancements and finance projects. Additionally, you'll play a vital role in providing backup for financial reporting, ensuring timely and accurate production of monthly and year-end financial reports for the Trust and its cost centres.

 Is this you?

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline with CA status with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand(preferred)
  • A minimum of 5  years post graduate financial accounting experience
  • Proven Management   Accounting experience and an in-depth understanding of management accounting and financial management principles and practices.
  • Experience using  modelling and forecasting techniques and methodology.
  • Advanced user of   Excel, and confident IT user including accounting software, (ideally Quantum) and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • A consultative approach, which allows you to listen to staff and guide the organization in making evidence-based decisions.
  • Results-oriented, pragmatic, team player who enjoys a working within a culturally and linguistically diverse, values led environment

What we offer?  

This role offers flexibility with 18 -20 hours per week, with a preference for 20 hours.   Wellington CBD location.

We are a fantastic, family friendly workplace with a culture of continuous improvement. It is a placewhere your own potential will be nurtured as you work alongside a passionate and talented group of educators committed to supporting former refugees andmigrants to participate successfully in all aspects of life in Aotearoa NewZealand.

 

To apply

All applicants must apply via our website.  Select Apply Now below, complete the application form and upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information about this role contact Deidre Stallinger via email hr@englishlanguage.org.nz

Applications close 5pm Friday 26 April 2024, with interviews commencing the week starting 6 May. This position is available for an immediate start so don’t delay apply now.

Applicants for this position should be based in NZ and have the right to work in New Zealand- NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Closing date:
26 April 2024 5pm

Timaru

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Part Time ESOL Teacher

English Language Partners is a not-for-profit, award-winning education provider with NZQA category 1 endorsement, that has been providing English language and social support to adult migrants and former refugees throughout New Zealand for over 40 years.  

Our Timaru Centre is looking for ESOL Teachers interested in part time work in 2024, supporting former refugees to improve their spoken and written English language skills.  

You’ll be an experienced Teacher who has lived or taught in New Zealand for at least a few years or perhaps you’ve worked with adult learners, either way you are well versed in NZ cultural practices but still have empathy for the challenges of adapting to a new country.  You may have a primary teaching background with experience and skills suited to teaching preliterate adult learners the basics of the alphabet and phonics. You are creative, practical, and adaptable in your teaching style and take pride in delivering a truly learner-centred curriculum.

What’s coming up?

  • 2 x 10-hour per week specialist focused preliterate/beginner English group classes.  Classes following the school terms.
  • $49.34 per hour rate, central Timaru location, permanent or fixed term contract; start date negotiable.

Is this you?

  • Tertiary qualified in TESOL at level 5 or above (e.g. graduate certificate, Bachelor's degree, post-grad diploma such as CELTA, Cert TESOL, Cert TEAL, Dip SLT).  
  • Additionally, New Zealand teaching qualification (ideally primary) or NCALNE (Voc) is desirable but not essential.
  • Experienced in ESOL teaching (preferably in a New Zealand context) at varied levels, particularly to beginner learners.  
  • Experience delivering online teaching and/or a good understanding of technology for teaching is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is desirable but not essential.  
  • A learner centred approach with the ability to be guided by a curriculum while being creative, practical, and adaptable in your teaching style and resource creation.
  • A motivated self-starter with strong cultural sensitivity, empathy and the ability to work as part of a tight-knit team.  

What we offer.

We are a fantastic, family friendly workplace with a culture of continuous improvement. It is a place where your own potential will be nurtured as you work alongside a passionate and talented group of educators committed to supporting former refugees and migrants to participate successfully in all aspects of life in Aotearoa New Zealand.

To register your interest:

Select the Apply Now button below to fill out the application form and upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information about potential opportunities contact Sheryl Jackson via email, sheryl.jackson@englishlanguage.org.nz  

Classes start in April, so don’t delay!  Apply now.

Applicants for this position should have the right to work in New Zealand- NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Porirua

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Coordinator Porirua Centre

English Language Partners is a not-for-profit, award-winning education provider with NZQA category 1 endorsement, that has been providing English language programmes and settlement services to adult refugees and migrants throughout New Zealand for over 40 years.

We are passionate about supporting former refugees and migrants participate successfully in all aspects of life in Aotearoa New Zealand and are looking for your help to achieve this.

Who you are

As an experienced education administrator, you know how to organise yourself and other people.  You are patient and skilled at getting people on board with whatever needs to be done. Your background in ESOL also gives you the skills to understand and support quality teaching provision with our teachers. You are a “people person” who enjoys interacting with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds. You thrive in a busy environment, working both as part of a small, collaborative team or independently as required.  

What you’ll be doing

  • Coordination of a range of English Language Programmes for our Porirua Centre; essentially managing the administration and logistics for the programmes group classes, ensuring that the teachers and learners have what they need to operate effectively.
  • Supporting and developing our teachers; providing teaching supervision and quality management, conducting teacher observations and delivering some internal systems training as needed.
  • Permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours per week, rate: $33.60per hour. Will also consider a job share arrangement so get in touch if you are interested in part-time hours of 15-20 hours.

Essential Requirements

To be eligible for this role, you must meet the following requirements:

  • English language qualification  in a relevant discipline such as TESOL, TEFL, CELTA  externally validated and moderated by a reputable examination body with a minimum of 6hours supervised, assessed and moderated teaching practice
  • Experience in ESOL adult teaching is essential.
  • Proven administration/coordination experience, with strong time management and organisational skills.

Desirable requirements

  • Experience supporting/delivering online teaching and/or a good understanding of technology for teaching is desirable.
  • Excellent IT skills across with Microsoft Office Suite(Office 365, Word, Excel, Outlook) and the ability to pick up new systems quickly. Proven experience working with customer management/ education databases an advantage.
  • A clear and friendly communication style, fluency in English (spoken and written) with a strong customer service ethos. Fluency in a second language such as Arabic, Burmese, Mandarin or Spanish is highly desirable but not essential.
  • A motivated self-starter with strong cultural sensitivity, empathy and the ability to work as part of a tight-knit team.
  • A current clean full driver’s licence and able to use own vehicle for occasional work-related meetings is desirable.

 

What we offer.

ELPNZ is afriendly and inclusive workplace with a culture of continuous improvement. Itis a place where your own potential will be nurtured as you work alongside apassionate and talented group of educators committed to helping refugees andmigrants learn English and effectively settle in New Zealand.

To apply:

Select the Apply Now button below to fill out the application form and upload your CV and cover letter.

Please specify in your cover letter whether your application is for full time or part time role and add possible maximum hours per week.

The position starts as soon as possible!  Don’t delay!  Apply now.

For further information about the position, you can contact  HR at hr@englishlanguage.org.nz

Applicants for this position should be based in New Zealand and have the right to work in New Zealand- NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Auckland South

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Part Time ESOL Teacher

English Language Partners is a not-for-profit, award-winning education provider with NZQA category 1 endorsement, that has been providing English language and social support to adult migrants and former refugees throughout New Zealand for over 40 years.

Our Auckland South Centre is looking for ESOL Teachers interested in part time work in 2024, supporting former refugees to improve their spoken and written English language skills.

You’ll be an experienced Teacher who has lived or taught in New Zealand for at least a few years or perhaps you’ve worked with adult learners, either way you are well versed in NZ cultural practices but still have empathy for the challenges of adapting to a new country.  You are creative, practical, and adaptable in your teaching style and take pride in delivering a truly learner-centred curriculum face to face and online.

 

What’s coming up?

  • 3 x ESOL classes for a minimum of 12 hours aweek, must be able to teach low-beginners to intermediate English.  The classes will be for 2 hours Monday to Friday  either online or face to face
  • $49.34 per hour rate, central Auckland South location, fixed-term contract with a possibility of extension.

 

Is this you?

  • Tertiary qualified in TESOL at level 5 or above(e.g. graduate certificate, Bachelor's degree, post-grad diploma such as CELTA, Cert TESOL, Cert TEAL, Dip SLT).
  • Additionally, New Zealand teaching qualification(ideally primary) or NCALNE (Voc) is desirable but not essential.
  • Experienced in ESOL teaching (preferably in a New Zealand context) at varied levels, particularly to beginner learners.
  • Experience in a primary school teaching background who can teach learners who have had little to no education in their own country. 
  • Experience delivering online teaching and/or a good understanding of technology for teaching is desirable.
  • A learner centred approach with the ability to be guided by a curriculum while being creative, practical, and adaptable in your teaching style.
  • A motivated self-starter with strong cultural sensitivity, empathy and the ability to work as part of a tight-knit team.

 

What we offer.

We are a fantastic, family friendly workplace with a culture of continuous improvement. It is a place where your own potential will be nurtured as you work alongside a passionate and talented group of educators committed to supporting former refugees and migrants to participate successfully in all aspects of life in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

To register your interest:

Select the Apply Now button below to fill out the application form and upload your CV and cover letter.

 

For further information about potential opportunities contact Julia Castles via email, julia.castles@englishlanguage.org.nz

 

Classes start as soon as possible so don’t delay!  Apply now.

Applicants for this position should have the right to work in New Zealand- NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Teachers - expressions of interest

We are always on the lookout for passionate and talented teachers who care deeply about our mission and are keen to make an impact in the world. We have both one-on-one and group teaching contracts available.  If you are interested in working with us, we’d love to hear from you. Click the “Apply now” button below to send an application form and CV to your chosen centre.

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