Permanent, full-time, based in Greymouth.

Do you have a real passion for passing on your carpentry skills and knowledge?

About the role

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is a business division of Te Pūkenga, based in Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island, that focuses on providing ākonga (learner) centred education and training.

We have a vacancy for a carpentry tutor who has up-to-date knowledge and experience of building and construction as a qualified trade’s person, holding current building licence (site one or above). Ideally you will be working, or have recently worked in the carpentry industry, or in a secondary/tertiary education environment.  You will bring a high level of practical knowledge, along with a relevant professional or vocational qualification in construction.

The ability to inspire and teach students of all ages and diverse backgrounds is the key to success in this role, along with the desire to create a supportive and motivating learning environment.

Ideally you will hold a tertiary teaching qualification, or be prepared to work towards gaining a tertiary teaching qualification, with our support.

About us

TPP provides access to a wide range of innovative, quality, industry approved training programmes throughout New Zealand, with campuses on the West Coast of the South Island, Auckland and Wanaka. 

From our talented employees to our supportive community partners, ākonga 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 have a responsibility to work with iwi, hapu and Māori to give effect to and realise these principles.

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Please apply using the application form below. For further details contact HR on

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

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Applications close 5 pm, Wednesday 6 December 2023.

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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