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 Please Note:  All successful applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment police check and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.


Education Manager


We are seeking an Educational Manager with strong experience in the formalized aspects of education. Hillary Outdoors is a leading provider of outdoor education in New Zealand.  Each year we introduce thousands of young people to the outdoors through our Centres at Tongariro and Great Barrier Island and in regions all around New Zealand through our events and off site programmes.  We are also a Private Training Establishment (PTE), delivering Level 4 and Level 5 outdoor tertiary qualifications, which sit on the national framework.

The key areas of responsibility would be:

  1. Coordinating all aspects of our Tertiary courses and assisting our course coordinators in ensuring we deliver a quality product.
  2. Ensuring top quality delivery of Unit Standards and Achievement Standards on our schools programmes and also developing resources to enhance the delivery of the broader educational aspects of these courses
  3. Self-evaluation and reporting of our Education delivery.

We are looking for someone with an enthusiastic commitment to the industry and an eagerness to assist our team of instructors to deliver quality learning experiences to participants and give guidance to staff.

Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for the outdoors are essential characteristics for the role, as is the ability to motivate and inspire people and maintain high expectations for students.  Applicants must have competent IT skills including Word and Excel.

We envisage that this role could be coupled as a 50% instructional role/50% Education Coordinator role.  Applicants are welcome to apply for the Education role only.

Essential skills and qualities include:

  • Previous experience of teaching and administration in the education sector at a school and/or Tertiary level.
  • Excellent IT skills and administration skills
  • Knowledge of NZQA and delivering NCEA qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate staff
  • Experience in training staff
  • Experience of report writing and developing systems
  • A commitment to the value of outdoor education and a love of the outdoors

For candidates wanting a full time role with a 50% instructional component we also require:

  • Ideally hold some NZOIA level one awards (or equivalent, or intention to obtain these awards)
  • Have a broad range of experience across the activities Hillary Outdoors has to offer
  • A current First Aid certificate and pre-hospital emergency care
  • A full NZ driving License and P endorsement (or intention to obtain P license)
  • Experience of teaching/instructing in a residential outdoor setting

Please email your Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter to Sally Teesdale at or mail it to PO Box 32-482 Devonport, Auckland 0744.

For further information about Hillary Outdoors please visit our website  Contact Jono Maxwell, Centre Manager on 07 386 5511, to discuss the position further.

Closing date for applications is 15 November 2017.