Greymouth Based

Full time, Permanent

  • Flexible options available to suit your lifestyle.
  • Gain your teaching qualification while you work.
  • Affordable lifestyle living on the West Coast.

Are you looking for stability, flexible options and guaranteed hours that work around your lifestyle? This could be the option you didn’t know you needed!

Tai Poutini Polytechnic is looking for a Carpentry Tutor to pass on their expertise and knowledge to students who are seeking careers in the building and construction industries.

Don’t have teaching experience? No worries, we offer support to gain your level 5 teaching qualification, free of charge, while you work!

This role is flexible to suit you, with permanent, fixed term or casual opportunities available!

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi – About the role

As a Carpentry Tutor you will primarily be responsible for teaching and supporting students working towards their level three New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills in preparation for joining the construction industry as an apprentice.

The key focus of this role is specific to providing elementary skills in the Carpentry areas. These are primarily delivered on campus as face-to-face practical and theory learning sessions. Some delivery of distance learning may be required.

You will be joining a supportive and hands on team, with professional development opportunities.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills/Experience
  • Significant recent practical Carpentry industry experience
  • Vision, innovation, and a commitment to facilitating learning
  • Support students to achieve their learning goals
  • The ability to develop and implement flexible teaching and learning methods, including the use of learning technologies
  • Time management skills, including the ability to organise activities effectively and efficiently, meeting deadlines
  • Engagement with assessment and feedback processes
  • Teaching experience desirable, but training and support offer for the right person
  • Competent computer skills –including Microsoft Office products.

Our ideal candidate will be working or have recently worked in the industry and hold a recognised Trade Qualification. You will bring with you a high level of industry knowledge and practical skills. You will use your knowledge and skills in the building and construction industries to enhance and expand student learning experiences.

Your qualifications and extensive industry experience in building and construction are essential to your success in this role. Training and support will be provided to assist you in succeeding in this role.

Mō Mātou - About us

Tai Poutini Polytechnic provides access to a wide range of innovative, quality, industry-approved training programmes throughout New Zealand, with campuses in the West Coast,, Auckland and Wanaka. With talented employees and supportive community partners, ākonga (students) are at the heart of what we do. The principles of the Treaty of Waitangi are instilled into the values of our organisation and are fundamental to the way in which we operate. We are responsible for working with iwi, hapu and Māori to give effect to and realise these principles.

You will be joining a team of highly regarded trades tutors and be tasked with teaching and supporting students working towards their level three New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills in preparation for joining the construction industry as an apprentice.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

For further details and to apply, please go to our website or contact HR on

To be eligible for this position, you must hold a NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Police vetting will be undertaken.

Please indicate on your application your preferred employment option; permanent, fixed term or casual.

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Application for employment

You will be required to provide evidence of your right to work in New Zealand if you are successfully appointed to a position with TPP. 

Are you a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident? If no, please answer the visa questions below.
Do you hold a visa which entitles you to work in New Zealand?
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Do you live with the effects of injury, long term illness or disability?
If you have a disability, do you require any reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, including if you are invited to interview for the position?
Have you been found guilty of any offence against the law or do you have any charges pending (apart from minor traffic offences such as parking infringements)?

If you are invited to an interview and intend on bringing Maori or Pacifica whanau support can you please notify us when arranging the interview. 

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