23 Mar 2020

Permanent Professional Learning Manager

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

Auckland Uni 19

Job Description

We are looking for a person with passion and experience in education to apply their skills, initiative and creative flair. You will have excellent communication skills, be culturally responsive, enjoy working collaboratively with educators and have an ability to recognise business opportunities.

As the Professional Learning Manager, understanding the latest educational & social work developments and research is essential to your success. Ideally, you will come from a teaching background and will be able to use your knowledge and experience to oversee and market the effective delivery of professional learning programmes and workshops. You’ll play a critical role in helping to guide the Kohia centre’s curriculum and adapt current courses and develop innovative face to face and online programmes.

Naturally, you will share the Kohia centre’s vision and will have an ongoing interest in professional development.  As you will be joining a highly collaborative team, you will be able to work effectively with others to work towards a common goal.

Company Description

The Kohia Centre is a modern facility based at Epsom Campus of the University of Auckland. As a key business unit with the Faculty of Education and Social Work. The centre provides timely and up to date professional learning and development opportunities for educators and those working in community settings.

We aim to stay ahead of the game, and as such, look to constantly look to innovate our programmes to excite professionals.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have a teaching background or in-depth knowledge of current education trends and best practice
  • have a continuous improvement mindset and approach problems with an open and creative mind set
  • be an effective team player, open to helping others and accepting support


The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer Company superannuation scheme, free car parking at Espom campus, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

 How to apply

Inquiries may be made to Jillian Shearer Rowe. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 10th of April to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

For more information, please see the position description here.


Job Description

The University of Auckland recently announced a recruitment freeze due to the impact of current Coronavirus travel restrictions on our students. As this particular role is of strategic importance, it is not subject to the recruitment freeze. As such, we still encourage your application for this role and should you apply, we will be in touch regarding the progress of your application.

Additional Information

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Friday 10th April, 2020

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Permanent. Job expires in 16 days.

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