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Centre Manager – Waikato

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

You are a socially conscious person who believes in working to make a difference. Naturally organised, operational logistics comes easily to you and you enjoy the challenge of getting all the pieces of the puzzle to fit. You are a “connector” who enjoys interacting with a wide range of people and making the links between them.

As an experienced people manager you know how to get the best out of a team and are not afraid to tackle the hard stuff; you are practical, empathetic and adaptable in your management approach. People describe you as ‘high energy’ and you get a kick out of making things run better, smoother, faster. You enjoy working alongside people from diverse backgrounds and want a career that makes an impact in your local community.

What you’ll be doing

  • Managing the day-to- day operations of a large English language centre covering a wide geographical region in the Waikato.
  • This involves overseeing the delivery of a variety of English language programmes as well operational aspects such as planning, reporting, marketing, finance, fundraising and business development.
  • Stakeholder and community liaison is a key part of the role, you’ll be connecting with local businesses, educators, ethnic communities and other community groups to ensure your centre is attracting and meeting the needs of learners in the area.
  • Inspiring and leading a team of office staff and teachers that service 800+ learners and a volunteer base of 300+ to help us deliver our amazing mission.
  • Permanent full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Hamilton-based – centre office is located in Hamilton and covers the wider Waikato region, including Taupo.

Is this you?

  • Proven experience in organisation management/ general management (5+ years) preferably in the community/not-for-profit sector.
  • Tertiary qualified in a relevant discipline such as management, not-for-profit management, business studies, TESOL, adult education.
  • Ideally you will be “a local”, well-connected to the community, with recent knowledge/experience working with local community groups and business in the region and an understanding of regional demographics.
  • Competent IT user with strong project management, financial management and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of/experience working in ESOL, Education and/or working with former refugees and migrants.

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 below to fill out the application form and upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information about the position you can contact Birgit Grafarend-Watungwa on 04 471 7797 or 021 141 3001.

Applications close Wednesday 30 September 2020. We are likely to conduct interviews with successful candidates the week commencing 12 October.

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

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Expressions of Interest from ESOL Teachers – Horowhenua-Kapiti Centre – Levin

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.

What we need from you

  • a tertiary qualification 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).
  • NCALNE (Voc) is desirable but not essential.
  • experience in ESOL teaching/learner-centred lesson planning (preferably in a New Zealand context) at varied levels, particularly to preliterate and/or beginner learners.
  • a New Zealand teaching qualification (preferably primary teaching as this includes literacy and numeracy) is also desirable.
  • the ability to be guided by a curriculum while being creative, practical, and adaptable in teaching style and approach.
  • motivation to be a self-starter, strong cultural sensitivity, empathy and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Applicants for this position should have the right to work in New Zealand- NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

What we offer

ELPNZ is a fantastic, family friendly organisation that is committed to supporting refugees and migrants learn English, helping these new New Zealanders to reach their full potential at work and participate in all aspects of life in New Zealand.

The hourly pay rate is $37.91 per hour.

To apply:

Select the Apply Now button below, select Levin as the centre you are interested in, fill out the application form and upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information about the position you can call David Harris on 06 368 6062.

Applications close 30 September 2020.

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

Expressions of Interest from ESOL Teachers – Aoraki Centre – Timaru

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.

What we need from you

  • a tertiary qualification 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).
  • NCALNE (Voc) is desirable but not essential.
  • experience in ESOL teaching/learner-centred lesson planning (preferably in a New Zealand context) at varied levels, particularly to preliterate and/or beginner learners.
  • a New Zealand teaching qualification (preferably primary teaching as this includes literacy and numeracy) is also desirable.
  • the ability to be guided by a curriculum while being creative, practical, and adaptable in teaching style and approach.
  • motivation to be a self-starter, strong cultural sensitivity, empathy and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Applicants for this position should have the right to work in New Zealand- NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

What we offer

ELPNZ is a fantastic, family friendly organisation that is committed to supporting refugees and migrants learn English, helping these new New Zealanders to reach their full potential at work and participate in all aspects of life in New Zealand.

The hourly pay rate is $37.91 per hour.

To apply:

Select the Apply Now button below, select Timaru as the centre you are interested in, fill out the application form and upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information about the position you can call Gill Taylor on 03 377 3141.

Applications close 6 October 2020.

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

Teacher – 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 “Register your Interest” button below to send an application form and CV to your chosen centre.

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