Vacancies

Please email for a job description and application form or download an application form from our website. Please post/email your application, CV and direct enquiries to: lgold@columbacollege.school.nz

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Current Vacancies

Boarding School Positions Available:

Columba College, located in the heart of the city of Dunedin, has a rich history focused on excellence and boarding is an integral part of that.

Columba is a day and boarding school for girls from years 7 to 13 with a co-educational junior school from years 0 to 6.  120 boarding students covering years 7 to 13 form part of the total roll of 565 students.

As a caring and supportive Christian school, respect for others, courtesy and consideration, independence, self-discipline, and responsibility are fostered.  Hard work is encouraged, and achievement praised.

During the COVID-19 lockdown period, 3 of our valued boarding house staff were required to return home, which has left staffing vacancies in our boarding house.  Consequently, we are presently seeking to hire 3 staff to join our boarding house team.

RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT (live in position)

2 Vacancies for this position:

Residential Assistants are ordinarily university students seeking to balance university study with employment.

Residential Assistants are positive role models for boarders who provide pastoral support to the operation of the boarding house and enhance the environment to maximise the safety, well-being, academic success, and personal growth of boarders in our care.

Essential Requirements:

  • Strong empathy and understanding of young women.
  • High standards of honesty, common sense, patience, problem solving ability, well developed life skills.
  • Strong organisation skills to enable a balance between full-time study and the work and social demands of a secondary school boarding facility.

JOB DESCRIPTION / FURTHER INFORMATION:

A copy of the job description and application form is available by contacting Ms Jan McKnight, School Secretary.  Jan may be contacted by telephone 03 467 5188 or via email jmcknight@columbacollege.school.nz

Further information related to the both roles is available by contacting Mrs Marianne Parks (Director of Boarding) via email mparks@columbacollege.school.nz

Further information related to Columba College is available by reviewing our website www.columbacollege.school.nz

APPLICATION PROCESS

Your letter of interest together with completed application form should be forwarded by Tuesday, 30 June 2020 to:

Mrs Marianne Parks
Director of Boarding – Columba College

You are welcome to submit your application via email to mparks@columbacollege.school.nz or hand in to the school office located at 399 Highgate, Dunedin.

HOUSEKEEPER

1 Vacancy:

The key purpose of the role of Housekeeper is to ensure that the domestic duties of the boarding house remain up to date and organised plus ensure that the boarding house generally is presented in a clean, tidy, and inviting manner.  (Please note, an independent contractor provides cleaning services)

The role covers 5 days each week during school hours and term time only.

Essential Requirements:

Honesty, common sense, problem solving ability with good personal judgement, effective communicator

JOB DESCRIPTION / FURTHER INFORMATION:

A copy of the job description and application form is available by contacting Ms Jan McKnight, School Secretary.  Jan may be contacted by telephone 03 467 5188 or via email jmcknight@columbacollege.school.nz

Further information related to the both roles is available by contacting Mrs Marianne Parks (Director of Boarding) via email mparks@columbacollege.school.nz

Further information related to Columba College is available by reviewing our website www.columbacollege.school.nz

APPLICATION PROCESS

Your letter of interest together with completed application form should be forwarded by Tuesday, 30 June 2020 to:

Mrs Marianne Parks
Director of Boarding – Columba College

You are welcome to submit your application via email to mparks@columbacollege.school.nz or hand in to the school office located at 399 Highgate, Dunedin.

Working at Columba College

Thank you for your interest in applying for a teaching role at Columba College. Our school is located on Highgate, overlooking the city of Dunedin and Otago Harbour, in beautiful grounds that feature heritage buildings alongside state-of-the-art modern facilities. Columba is an area school, with boys and girls in the Year 0 – 6 junior campus and girls only in the Years 7 – 13 middle and senior school. We have Presbyterian foundations and values, and we are a boarding school.

We have an experienced, collegial teaching staff that builds strong relationships with students and the community. Our classrooms and teaching programmes are well resourced and we have a committed and helpful team of support staff.

Columba students are friendly, polite and hard working, and make the most of the many academic, cultural, sporting and service opportunities available to them. The NZC is the foundation of all of our teaching programmes, and our NCEA and Scholarship results are among the best in New Zealand. Our programmes make use of the spectacular natural surroundings of Dunedin and the wider Otago area.

Teachers at Columba College are part of the pastoral life of the school, as form teachers. All staff participate in the special character of the College by attending weekly chapel services, a College church service each term, and integrating the Christian ethos of the College into their teaching programmes. Teachers also take part in the co-curricular life of the school through involvement in sport, cultural events and House activities. We are committed to the professional development of our staff. We welcome applications from NZTC Registered teachers, and beginning teachers.

Visits to our school to meet with key personnel and view the facilities are most welcome from prospective applicants. It is recommended that applicants refer to the school’s charter.