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Executive Officer - Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty

Part time, permanent.

Life Education is a charitable trust that educates and empowers children to make healthy choices. We teach children about topics including nutrition, friendships, keeping ourselves safe, our personal identity and helpful and harmful substances.

The Western bay of Plenty Trust has two mobile classrooms that teach over 12,000 children from Katikati to Pukehina. Our Educators are full time, registered specialist teachers that support schools and deliver the programme. The Trust is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers who are charged with raising funds to support the delivery of the programme. We are seeking someone to support our volunteer Trustees.

The key aspects of this role are:

  • Leading the fundraising and grant application processes.
  • Supporting Trustees to build and maintain long term, mutually beneficial relationships with Sponsors/Donors/Funders.
  • Financial management including invoicing, payroll and reporting. Knowledge of Xero would be beneficial.

This is a permanent, part-time position that will average 15 hours a week. The successful applicant will work from home.

If you are interested in being part of a very talented and dedicated team who are making a significant contribution to the health and well-being of the region's children, and have the skills the position requires, then we would be very pleased to receive your application.

Job Description (pdf) 

To make an application for this role please email a cover letter and C.V. to . Applications close 4pm on Monday 6th August.

Educator - Gisborne, East Coast & Wairoa

Full time, permanent.

If you want to take charge, work for an organisation highly respected by teachers and loved by children then apply today!

If you have a passion for working with children, an interest in health and education and our children’s well-being then this ad might be the beginning of a great relationship. We’re offering you the chance to work closely with the community and build relationships with teachers in the Gisborne, East Coast & Wairoa. We’ll help you develop your teaching skills further and working with us enables you to retain your teacher registration. Working closely with a giraffe children love is a bonus!

  • Be recognised as a specialist teacher and enjoy being part of a focused professional development programme
  • Work as part of a small team and take charge
  • Motivate others to reach their potential

Life Education Trust is embarking on an exciting period, setting our sights on being a leading education provider in NZ. We’re working with the best advisors to ensure we’re at the forefront of education in NZ, and so we’re looking for a motivated, innovative and talented teacher to be part of this journey.
As the local face of Life Education, your ability to build relationships with local schools and understand them as the customer will be key to successfully meeting their needs and ultimately assist with their children’s learning.

You will also have strong organisational skills, enabling you to plan each term in advance, maximise your teaching time and achieve our goal of reaching every child, every year.
The successful applicant will be a qualified teacher, with full registration and a current practicing certificate and be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of the NZ curriculum. It is advantageous if the applicant has work experience outside the classroom and education sector to help demonstrate relationship management skills and practices working with a regular client base. But above all, we’re looking for a passionate teacher who wants to make a difference in children's lives.

You’ll work with a group of local volunteers to set and achieve annual goals. You’ll love a challenge and the rewards that come with working in a not for profit environment where your contribution and success is easily seen.
 “Working for Life Education is a unique opportunity for quality teachers to hone their skills, learn motivating practices and develop their knowledge in a different teaching and learning environment.”
“The investment in my development such as Inquiry Learning, Teaching as Inquiry, Effective Planning, and creating a professional portfolio  has been invaluable and I am definitely going to take the many skills that I have learnt, back with me into the school classroom.  I have learnt so much and I honestly believe that had I not had these opportunities, I would not have been offered a job in a management role at a school, one I visited regularly as a Life Ed Educator.”

Jess Spencer, Auckland Educator 2007-15.

After being in New Zealand for more than 25 years and teaching 250,000 children a year, chances are you already know us, don’t let the chance to work for us slip by!

Position description.

Check out this video in which Kapa talks about why she loves her job and life as an Educator.

To make an application for this role please email a cover letter and C.V. to For more information on the role please contact Michelle Dow, 021 390 991. Applications close 4pm on Monday 23rd July.

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