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The Kind Foundation is committed to providing a Child Safe environment for all children who come into contact with The Kind Foundation. To be considered for employment with us all successful applicants must complete our pre-employment processes including a comprehensive application form and all relevant pre-employment screens and checks which includes Police Vetting.


Housekeeping Team Leader

Hotel Give, Full Time

We are looking for a Housekeeping Team Leader to join our team on a full-time basis of 30-40 hours per week who would like to be part of our hotel.

We are open seven days a week and you must be flexible to work weekends and public holidays.

Successful applicants will need to:

  • have experience in a similar role
  • the ability to work as part of a team and able to lead a team
  • be able to work under pressure
  • have attention to detail and great organisational skills
  • have exceptional personal hygiene and grooming standards
  • be experienced in staff training and development

How to Apply

Please apply through SEEK
Job Description


Pūmanawa ELC Teacher/Kaiako

Papa Hou, Permanent

We are seeking both full time and part time kaiako to join our teaching team at our newly built Early Learning Centre in the heart of Christchurch.

This exciting role includes delivering the Te Whāriki curriculum effectively, building strong relationships with tamariki and whānau, embracing bicultural practices across the centre, and working positively in collaboration with other members of our teaching team. We are looking for kaiako who can exemplify our core values (honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring) and contribute to a positive learning environment for all tamariki.

Specifically, this includes ensuring the Centre is child-centred, reflective of our whānau and community values, nurturing and welcoming, maximising enrolment levels by being responsive to community, delivering the Te Whāriki curriculum effectively, meeting all relevant codes of practice and standards as per teacher registration and Kind Foundation policies and procedures, and working as a collaborative team member. These positions require all teaching staff to be able to work across all age groups in the Centre and be flexible around rostered time in ratio and release time.

How to Apply

More information about the role and how to apply please go to TradeMe
Job Description


Pūmanawa ELC Team Leader

Papa Hou, Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time, permanent kaiako to lead our teaching team at our newly built Early Learning Centre in the heart of Christchurch.

This diverse role involves teaching various age groups, establishing positive relationships with families, and embracing bicultural practices across the centre. The successful applicant will work closely with our Centre Manager, working collaboratively to support kaiako, fostering their personal growth and enhancing their teaching practices.

We are looking for someone with comprehensive knowledge of ECE operations and regulations with previous leadership experience who can provide mentoring support to our teaching teams. Strong leadership and excellent communication skills are key for success in this role, as is a shown commitment to our mission, purpose, and values.

How to Apply

Please apply please through SEEK
Job Description


Outdoor Instructor

Wainui Park, Internship

We are now recruiting our next seasonal crew of outdoor instructors, preferably aged over 21 years of age and ideally committed to our nine month season which runs through to late May.
At Wainui Park we foster a culture that aims to enhance and build:

  • Leadership development
  • International relationships
  • Development of the skills and abilities of young people
  • Co-operation, fun, learning
  • Environmental and outdoor education

Our previous interns have been from NZ, Australia, England, Canada, USA, Europe and a variety of other countries – bringing with them their own experiences, culture, values and skills. All of this makes Wainui Park a dynamic and ever-growing place to live and work.
Those who are committed for the season live on site in shared accommodation, and receive many great benefits including a weekly allowance, training, internet access, vehicle access and a ready-made group of like minded friends!

How to Apply

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter (that speaks to your motivation for wanting to take up one of our internships) to wainui@thekindfoundation.org.nz


Next intake starts January 2024
Season ends on May 2024
Outdoor Instructor Intern brochure
Job Description


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