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Finding a good job is central to finding a new lifestyle in Taranaki, so we’ve pulled together all the jobs currently on offer in Taranaki to help you make the move.

Teachers - 2 positions

Full Time | Education & training | Stratford / Central Taranaki District

Position 1: English/Social Sciences Y9-13 Position 2: Science Y9-13 (strengths in Chemistry and Biology preferred) Full time, fixed term, to commence Term1, 2018. End date: 14 December 2018. We are looking for talented people who are enthusiastic, creative and innovative in their approach to teaching and learning. Knowledge and experience with PB4L would be an advantage. If you are keen to build good learning relationships with our students, passionate about teaching, and future focused, please consider joining our coastal Area School. Please outline your experience and strengths fully in your application. Not suitable for beginning teachers. Application packs available from our school office – Applications close 18 December 2017

Office Administration Manager - Legal

Full Time | Legal | South Taranaki District

Modern and comfortable offices in beautiful Hawera Friendly team Well known, established legal firm You are someone who gets things done. Multi tasking is second nature and nothing pleases you more than having lots of balls in the air and knowing exactly where each one is at. You're great with people but a stickler for fine details. You have great communication skills, both written and verbal. Your attention to detail is second to none and you were born to be part of a high-functioning team: always looking to find ways to support your colleagues, and of course, be supported in return We're not looking for just anyone to fill this role - we're looking for a Legal Administrator like you. We are Halliwells; a cornerstone of the Hawera community since 1896. Our able team of solicitors and legal executives are committed to delivering the very highest standards of professional service across a variety of legal areas, from property to commercial law to trusts. This is a role where every day is different. From working with our clients and on charitable trusts, to ensuring our IT and building maintenance is up to scratch, you will be a confident Legal Administrator who is always one step ahead of what needs to be done. As compliance and trust work is a key part of the role, you will ideally have some accounting experience and knowledge of AML/CFT regulations. If you can also demonstrate excellent computer skills and previous administrative experience (especially within the Legal sector), you will stand in excellent stead for this role In exchange for your hard work, you'll be well rewarded with a competitive salary and full support of our close-knit team. You'll also be joining a well established firm with a proud local heritage. Ready to make a change in the new year? Don't dream about it - do it. Apply now! Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Instrument Technicians and Industrial Electricians

Full Time | Oil & Gas | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Taranaki Instrument Services Ltd aims to be the first choice for Electrical measurement and control solutions to the Oil and Gas Industry. We seek to employ the best people and to obtain the best work in our industry. We are looking for Instrument Technicians and Industrial Electricians to join our busy team Applicants should have: NZ registration Oil and Gas experience A commitment to providing a professional service The ability to work in a team environment Able to take responsibility and work unsupervised. applicants for this position should have a NZ residency or a valid NZ Work Permit. Permanent and Contract Positions available. To apply: Click APPLY button below and attach your cover letter and CV For queries: phone (06) 7552211 view our website All enquires treated with confidence.

Graduate Lawyer

Graduate | Legal | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

We are passionate about what we do, how we do it and who we do it for. We have great clients who value our commercial, finance and banking, energy, property and public law expertise right here in Taranaki. We do not give family law, criminal, traffic or tax advice. We do not like weasels and we actively invest in making Taranaki a great place to live and work. Check out our work with Te Reo o Taranaki and Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust - We need a newly qualified (preferably having completed professionals) lawyer for a commercial position. You Want to care about your work, our clients and our community Believe that law is not form filling and just doing what was done before Are intellectually curious about law, business and society Can clearly communicate complex concepts Can work on your own and with integrated teams of clients, lawyers and other advisers Want a career, not just a job – be prepared to do the hard yards Want to live in a province like no other and not just be quickly passing through. Next Step If you are this person, then we would like to meet you. Please write to us to tell us why you think you are right for the role and why you'd like to work with us.

Nail Technician Manicurist

Full Time | Trades & Services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

REQUIREMENTS: With Trade Certificate in Nail Art High School Diploma Proven work experience as a Nail Technician Experience in Customer Service Understanding in Sanitation and Sterilization standards Be flexible and cooperative Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and provide a police clearance JOB RESPOSIBILITIES Prepare and clean the beauty station in between appointments Sterilize equipment before use Discussing nail service and treatments with clients Remove previously applied polish Removing and exfoliating rough skin from the hands and feet Clean cut and shape nails Give hand and foot massages Offer nail care treatment tips Show an interest in customers Nail design, artistry, nail extensions, tips and wraps Acrylic nail forms, application, fills and removals


Full Time | Engineering | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

We are a well established and extremely busy Engineering Company which has been in business since 1953 and we are looking to appoint a Purchasing / Stores Person. The successful candidate should come from an engineering background and be computer literate. Previous experience in purchasing in the engineering field is essential. Understand stock flow and and ordering and inventories is essential. If you are an active, quick thinker, who is pleasant, outgoing and works well with others in a busy environment then please apply. Salary by negotiation based on personality, attitude and experience. Apply in confidence for a January start. Meco Engineering The Manager P O Box 6044 New Plymouth Email:

Agricultural Diesel Technician

Full Time | Trades & Services | All Taranaki

Job Reference - 2838 Work for one of the leaders in the agricultural industry Take on a lifestyle change and move out of Auckland Competitive remuneration based on experience Our client is one of the largest privately owned farm machinery distributors with multiple branches from Northland to Invercargill, and operational success for over 3 decades. The company seeks a qualified Agricultural Diesel Technician to undertake a range of workshop and field based repairs. Excellent communication skills are needed as are accomplished technical skills to be used in maintenance, servicing, and repairs of a range of agricultural equipment. Ongoing training and development will be provided. The ideal candidate will have the following: Heavy diesel trade qualification Proven experience in maintaining diesel equipment (preferably agricultural) Excellent diagnostic skills Excellent communication skills Ability to work independently We will look favourably on all local, national, or international applications and offshore job offers are a distinct possibility assuming you have suitable skills. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a strong company and progress in your career, then apply now. How to Apply: Click the APPLY NOW section and submit your application online. Applications can also be made by visiting Use the quick search function and type in the words "Agricultural Diesel Technician". Both local candidates who require visa renewals as well as offshore applicants are welcome to apply as we, in conjunction with an Immigration Adviser, will assist such candidates. For more information contact the team at Automotive Employment (NZ) Ltd for a confidential discussion. Phone during NZ business hours: Freephone 0800 67 57 47 from landline and mobile. The International landline is +64 9 271 3200. Automotive Employment (NZ) Ltd +6492713200

Centre Manager

Part Time | Agriculture, Farming, Forestry & Fishing | South Taranaki District

CENTRE MANAGER – Hawera Permanent, part time role – 30 hours Based in Hawera with some travel to other centres as required The Hawera centre of the SPCA is dedicated to the welfare needs of all species of animals in our community. Our core role is to prevent or reduce cruelty or suffering to animals through education and enforcement. The Centre Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the Centre including management of all staff, ensuring all legal responsibilities are met and that animal welfare is always a primary consideration. This responsibility extends to raising and managing funds to ensure the financial viability of the Centre. This role will report directly to the Area Manager. You will be accountable for ensuring the efficient and effective operational management of the Hawera centre. This will include providing effective people leadership, ensuring high standards of animal welfares are always met, maximising retail opportunities for increased income generation and ensuring high standards of operational success. You will also be on-call on a rostered basis. In this role, you will: Ensure delivery of high standards of animal care. Ensure effective and functional working relationships are established and maintained. Be passionate and skilled in operational management with a focus on best outcomes for our animals and people. Have proven leadership skills to be able to manage both animals and people. Be a strong advocate for Health & Safety. Provide coaching, development, support and direction to direct and indirect reports Key requirements: Previous experience in a leadership role Animal welfare experience and knowledge Proven leadership skills and a commitment to developing teams Proven retail experience is desirable Our environment is ever changing so resilience, adaptability and a good sense of humour is necessary What SPCA can offer you? Highly capable people and team members Onsite parking Competitive remuneration Better work stories! Supportive culture SPCA discounts for you and your pets Applications for this role close on Wednesday 20 December 2017 at 3 pm. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. A position description will be available on request by emailing

Animal Welfare Inspector

Full Time | Agriculture, Farming, Forestry & Fishing | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Based out of the New Plymouth centre of the SPCA Are you interested in compliance work and are passionate about animal welfare? Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference? SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals. Every day of the year our Inspectorate team are investigating animal welfare complaints, enforcing the Animal Welfare Act, prosecuting offenders, responding to emergency animal welfare cases and advising people of their obligations in caring for their animals. We are looking for motivated and suitably experienced people to join our team based in the Taranaki and Central King Country regions. Key requirements: The ideal candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act, have practical experience with animals, and: Have the qualifications and experience required to hold an inspector warrant under the Animal Welfare Act, or be willing to train to reach this standard Preferably be warranted and experienced as an Animal Welfare inspector Be a self motivated team player, who is enthusiastic and passionate about a career as a compliance professional. Have excellent communication and conflict management skills and the physical abilities to carry out the role effectively. Have a flexible approach to the hours of work, be able to work unsupervised and to prioritise effectively, managing complex workloads. Will have a full current New Zealand driver's licence What SPCA can offer you? Highly capable people and team members Onsite parking Competitive remuneration Better work stories! Supportive culture SPCA discounts for you and your pets Applications for this role close on Wednesday 20 December 2017 at 3 pm. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. A position description will be available on request by emailing

Weekend Matron (Saturday and Sunday)

Part Time | Education & training | Stratford / Central Taranaki District

St. Mary's Diocesan Boarding and Day School for Girl's situated in Stratford, the heart of Taranaki, is seeking a talented Weekend Matron for Saturday and Sundays during term time. If you have a willingness to care for and communicate positively with teenage girls please contact the school for further or Telephone 06 7655 333 Applications of interest including a Covering Letter, CV and contact details of two referees, close with The Principal, St Mary's Diocesan School, Private Bag 714, Stratford 432 on the 20 December 2017.

Tiki Toa Kaiwhakahaere

Full Time | Community Services and Development | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

The Tiki Toa Kaiwhakahaere will be responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Tiki Toa Collective Impact programme. Tiki Toa is a collective programme working alongside key partners Department of Conservation, Taranaki Mounga Project, Devon Intermediate, and Te Pihipihinga Kakano Mai I Rangiatea. The programme works alongside intermediate-aged young people to boost health and wellbeing through connection to Mounga Taranaki, the natural environment and Te Ao Māori. Key elements of the programme include facilitating group workshops on the Mounga, inclusive of key health, environmental and cultural identity content, as well as supporting the young people and their whānau in achieving their aspirational goals. The person we are looking for will have the following: Tertiary level qualification (minimum three year degree level or equivalent) in Public Health or Health Promotion, or other relevant discipline e.g. Social Science, Education or Māori Development is preferred A full, clean NZ Driver Licence. Experience in applying Kaupapa Māori methods within project implementation In depth knowledge of and existing relationships with key communities, agencies, networks, health services and structures, including iwi and Māori community networks Proven experience in managing and prioritising own workloads, including administrative functions Ability to plan, implement and evaluate programmes with comprehensive understanding of RBA frameworks, data analysis and report writing. Applications close on Friday 12 January 2018 at 12noon. Please visit our website to download an application pack and email completed applications to Only complete applications emailed to or hand delivered will be considered. CV's and Cover letters submitted via the Seek website will not be acknowledged and will be deleted. You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to be considered for this position. Visit for further information or contact our reception on (06) 759 4064 for an application pack.

Executive Director CFO, Corporate & Planning

Full Time | Accounting | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Taranaki-based Tertiary sector The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) delivers high quality, professional and vocationally focused tertiary qualifications. Based in New Plymouth, WITT serves the tertiary education needs of the Taranaki region of 110,000 people and enrols more than 5,000 students annually in over 60 qualifications. WITT’s distinctive role in the Taranaki region is to offer a variety of courses at levels 1 to 7, all of which have pathways to employment and/or higher study. This is a crucial appointment given the financial goals that WITT has committed to achieving. The sector is competitive, and fluid and the challenges are dynamic and fast paced. So you’ll have a financial track record with experience of implementing complex capital and operating expenditure management plans. Experience with infrastructure investment would be beneficial. A background in the education sector is not essential, but useful. We are searching for someone who is innovative, credible and able to develop strong relationships with the senior leadership team, their own team and various business groups. You will also need to be a fast learner, someone who questions what is being discussed and brings lateral thinking. Ultimately you will have the skills and experience keep WITT safe and on top of business risks. APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday, 23 January VIEW THE POSITION DESCRIPTION: APPLY: Please click on ‘Apply’ REFERENCE: 4468 FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Russell Spratt or Richard Stone on +64 4 550 8000 Russell Spratt

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