Teacher Aide

Carmel College requires a teacher aide for 2023.  A passion and enthusiasm for working with teenagers is imperative.   Previous experience with diverse learners and sound knowledge of Maths is an advantage. 

The role is:

  • Supporting students with diverse learning needs from Year 7 to Year 12.
  • Up to 25 hours a week, school time  (8.45am-3.15pm, term time only).
  • Fixed Term Contract for one year.
  • The hourly rate would be according to the Support Staff Collective Employment Contract scale.
  • The successful applicant will work unobtrusively in a classroom assisting the teacher.
  • They will be required to be an exam assistant for students with special assessment conditions.

You will be joining a passionate and enthusiastic team of teacher aides who are committed to supporting our young people to reach their potential.  

Car parking onsite and well-being initiatives like free flu vaccinations for staff are available. Employment conditions apply as per the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement. Successful applicants will also be required to give consent to legal checks as required work in a New Zealand school.

Job Description HERE
Apply HERE
Applications close: 14 June or sooner if the position is filled.

Food and Materials Technician – Technology

Carmel College is a Catholic, Integrated school for girls Year 7-13 in the tradition of Mercy and is looking for an exceptional, empathetic person to work with our Technology Department and our students.  We have a permanent, term time role available for an immediate start.  To succeed in this position, you will have demonstrated strengths in organisation, a sunny disposition and ideally have a working knowledge of Food Safety practices and Fabric products.

This position will see you working 25 hours per week during term time within the hours of a standard school day.  There is flexibility around how these hours are distributed so to best support teachers and students within the Technology Department.

Job Description HERE

Apply HERE

Applications close: 14 June or sooner if the position is filled.


Carmel College, a Catholic, integrated school for girls Year 7-13 in the tradition of Mercy, is seeking a full time reliable and proactive caretaker to join our team. 

The caretaker will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and upkeep of the school buildings and grounds.

Hours of work: 8am to 4.30pm, 40 hours a week, 5 or 4 days a week by negotiation. This is for a 52 week contract, with 4 weeks’ annual leave.

Reports to: Senior Groundsman and Watershed Group (Property Consultants)

Primary Objectives:

  • Support the Special Character of the College through appropriate interaction with staff, students and their parents that reflects Catholic and Mercy values.
  • The responsibility of a School Caretaker is to ensure the College property is well maintained with regards to cleanliness and upkeep of the school buildings.
  • The role provides stewardship by making sure that all areas under their care are productive, safe and free from damage.
  • The ideal candidate will be a team player with a strong work ethic and a commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for students and staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of all areas of the school, including classrooms, restrooms, and common areas, in compliance with New Zealand Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Maintain the grounds of the school, including landscaping, outdoor maintenance, and litter collection, while taking into account New Zealand’s Environmental Regulations.
  • Monitor the safety and security of the school premises, including locking and unlocking doors, checking security cameras, and responding to alarms.
  • Perform minor repairs and maintenance tasks while adhering to New Zealand Building Codes and Standards.
  • Maintain an inventory of cleaning and maintenance supplies and order replacements as necessary, while ensuring compliance with the school’s procurement policies.
  • Collaborate with other school staff members to identify and address any safety or maintenance concerns, in accordance with New Zealand Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Assist with the setup and breakdown of school events and activities, while adhering to Carmel College event management guidelines.

Duties cover the following categories:

  • Security
  • Maintenance of gardens and lawns
  • Health & Safety
  • Cleaning
  • Systems and Compliance
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Moving furniture


  • Previous experience in a caretaker or facilities management role preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise effectively.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to proficiently operate basic cleaning and maintenance equipment.
  • Physically active and capable.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience to employment@carmel.school.nz

Application form HERE

Applications close:  30 May or sooner if the position is filled.