Seeking a Pastoral Care Manager

31 July 2018

We are seeking a Pastoral Care Manager for our student body, which currently comprises 16 international students and 77 domestic students. This is a permanent, part-time position (20 hours per week) based in Wellington.

Summary of the Role

The New Zealand School of Dance is one of the Southern Hemisphere's leading dance training institutions, preparing students for professional careers in classical ballet and contemporary dance.

The Pastoral Care Manager is responsible for providing services to international students to ensure that the School complies with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to manage pastoral care for all students and to arrange for the induction of new students.

Essential Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate is an organised and energetic person with great communication and interpersonal skills. You will have an ability to empathise with and relate to young people, and to inspire their trust and confidence, while maintaining a professional distance appropriate to the role. Ideally, you would have a counselling qualification, coupled with relevant work experience, and knowledge of the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Experience of working in an educational environment, and/or a keen interest in dance or the performing arts would be an advantage.

We expect that you will be able to work with minimal supervision, and to manage a workload that may include several tasks of varying priorities. A good grasp of computer skills and a driver’s licence are essential. On rare occasions you may be requested to assist in events which require weekend work.

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Please apply by sending a cover letter and CV by 5pm Monday 20 August 2018 by email to

You must be eligible to work in NZ to apply for this role.