Bethlehem Tertiary Institute Bay of Plenty

Head of school – school of teacher education


English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:55 AM 14 October 2019
Closes 5pm 01 November 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA0MG

Are you an experienced visionary leader who brings out the best in people, develops strengths and builds effective teams?

  • Are you a passionate, experienced Christian educator with a vision to prepare teachers who will make a transformative difference in the lives of those they teach?
  • Are you ready and excited to embrace a new opportunity?

BTI in Tauranga is seeking such a person to provide strategic, people and programme leadership to the school of teacher education in its next exciting phase of development. Our vision is to develop well-prepared, wise and innovative teachers who have a heart to serve communities and nations – both in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

You will be expected to set and lead a strong collaborative, collegial, outward-focused, innovative culture in the school and teach and research in teacher education. It is a prerequisite for this role that you can demonstrate a wholehearted embracing of BTI’s vision to be ‘a faithful expression of the Kingdom of God on earth’ and to the values which shape and underpin its programmes.

We have an excellent reputation for our initial teacher education programmes for secondary, primary and early childhood as well as for supporting teachers through professional learning development opportunities.

As head of school you will be a part of the strategic leadership team and report directly to the CEO and dean and be a registered teacher with a current full practising teacher certificate. It is essential you have significant experience leading people, most likely at a senior level within an educational context. Knowledge of and experience with Christian education is critical to this role as is an understanding of tikanga Māori. Ideally, you may have a portfolio of research, scholarship and professional inquiry. A doctorate is preferred but not essential.

How to apply

Applications should include a CV and covering letter. For a copy of our application pack or a confidential discussion and to apply, please email:

Dr Andrew Butcher, CEO and Dean
24 Elder Lane, Bethlehem
(07) 562 2936

Vacancy reference #:1HA0MG

Listed 9:55 AM 14 October 2019
Closes 5pm 01 November 2019

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute NZ

Tertiary provider details

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute

Type: Private Training Establishment

Physical address:
24 Elder Lane, Bethlehem, Tauranga

Postal Address:
Private Bag 12015, Tauranga, 3143