Head Teacher - Clendon

Date: 11-Jul-2021

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity


The kauri is among the mightiest trees yet begins as just a seed. As educators at Kauri Kids it is our belief that with love, care and nurturing all tamariki are full of the potential to be as mighty as the kauri tree.  With this in mind, we see it as our role to work in partnership with the child’s whanau to ensure our tamariki grow as global citizens, are inspired to do their very best and always achieve their individual goals and aspirations.   


Here at Clendon Kauri Kids we have an opportunity for a knowledgeable and passionate Head Teacher to join our team of talented early childhood professionals.  In this exciting and rewarding role, you will be responsible for the effective management of the day to day operations of the team and financial performance of the centre ensuring that a high standard of customer service is provided by all staff members whilst developing and supporting your team. 


He kōrero mōu: About you


Naturally you’ll be a supportive leader who enjoys coaching staff to their full potential. You will be passionate and committed to quality education ensuring that your team further develop their skills through embracing our philosophy of child lead play. You will have excellent communication skills and will have the ability to build and maintain a relationship with a wide range of people from your local community.   You will hold a New Zealand Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching ECE and be currently fully certified.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Here you will have access to a range of development opportunities to grow your career further.  You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic staff benefits such as discounted medical insurance, zoo pass, day off as a community day to do volunteer work at a chosen organisation plus many more fabulous benefits. You will be working with a team of extraordinary and talented early childhood educators who are passionate about children, their community and who love to make a difference in helping to make Auckland a vibrant place to live, work and play.


This role will be working 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday with the centre being open between 8am and 5pm.


As part of the Kauri Kids Whānau, your work will help to enrich the lives of Aucklanders in your community. You will receive a free gym membership, a shoe allowance, paid staff meetings, low teacher/child ratios, discounted childcare fees, and option to join the Union. There will also be access to a large number of Auckland Council wide benefits and discounts including food, retail and health services.


If you are a highly driven individual who thrives in a continually evolving role that focuses on child led play, we would love to hear from you - apply now!


For a confidential discussion contact Marlini Naidoo 021 592 779 or marlini.naidoo@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz



Applications close 30th July 2021


This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing. Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 as such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.