13 Mar

Manager Building And Carpentry Jobs Vacancy in Ara Institute Canterbury

Manager Building And Carpentry
Ara Institute Canterbury
13 Mar, 2018 30+ days ago

Ara Institute Canterbury urgently required following position for Manager Building And Carpentry. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Manager Building And Carpentry Jobs Vacancy in Ara Institute Canterbury Jobs Details:

Successful students; Value for employers; Effective staff.


Trust - Kia pono; Connect - Kia Tuhono; Inspire - Kia Hihiri


The Department of Trades has a fantastic opportunity to bring to realization the important role that it has to play both locally and

nationally, particularly as part of the Canterbury rebuild and subsequent development in Canterbury.

This opportunity has been recognised by government and by the institution by choosing to refurbish and expand the Sullivan

Avenue Trades campus and to enhance the student learning experience. These improvements seeks to create an environment

that best supports the development and demand across a number of key trades areas.

Equipped with the appropriate facilities and under the leadership of the Head of Department, this Department will take

responsibility for ensuring that its programmes, resources, capabilities and relationships support the achievement of providing

these key trades skills for Canterbury.


The Manager – Building and Carpentry, provides the management and leadership to enable day to day business to occur as

planned and for ensuring that a healthy working environment is promoted & maintained. The manager will work closely with the

Head of Department and the other Trades Managers to ensure that goals are achieved through sound forward planning and

effective management practices. Staff and resource management are critical aspects of the roles. The Manager will also be

responsible for ensuring that academic quality is maintained through the range of associated policies and procedures. It is this

position that will ensure that “this is the way we do things around here” is the right way, at the right time, by the right people and

this will be achieved through working closely with staff and students as part of a continuous quality improvement process.

REPORTING STRUCTURE - Line Manager - Head of Department - Trades

Head of

Department -


Manager -

Manager X5 Facilities &


Academic Staff Technicians


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Internal External

  • Division Management Team  Key industry groups
  • Department Management Team  Key community groups
  • Heads of Department  Relevant government bodies
  • Department Staff  Other educational sector colleagues
  • Marketing  ITPQ
  • Division Administration  ITOs
  • Academic Division
  • Student Services Division
  • Other Divisions (HR, Finance, Facilities, Student Services,
Corporate Services)


This role requires a combination of skills and experience in all aspects of business management including working collaboratively

and as part of a team as well as a leader in a complex and dynamic environment. The position is one of five Managers within

Trades and is a member of the Trades Management Team. The role requires the position holder to work co-operatively and

collaboratively with other managers, staff and stakeholders to achieve not only their own team’s objectives but also that of the

wider Trades’ and Ara mission, vision and strategic priorities. The position holder will have or will ensure the development of a

regional profile with stakeholders and will represent Ara in various fora.

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Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Tertiary qualification in a management discipline or actively progressing to achieving such a qualification

  • Successful management and leadership experience in a complex and dynamic operating environment.
  • Experience in managing the competing demands of people and events.
  • Sufficient academic/educational background or demonstrated ability to quickly learn in order to support staff through the
development of courses and programmes to meet the needs of future graduates.

  • Demonstrated success at transitioning between roles and organisations and their wider context.
  • Able to competently plan, budget, negotiate, manage and be accountable for resources and resource deployment and
utilization to achieve required outputs and outcomes.

  • Experience in developing and maintaining positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Able to anticipate business environment changes as well as being able to respond to changes appropriately and

  • Experience in working successfully in collaborative environments.
  • Strength in using sophisticated administrative processes and management information associated with complex

  • Demonstrated appreciation of the necessity for working with existing processes and standards while being prepared to
question them at appropriate times and places.

  • Demonstrated awareness of equity, cultural and bicultural issues and a commitment to biculturalism and the ability to
translate these into action.

  • Digitally literate in Office systems and able to quickly learn and apply Ara specific electronic systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technology and its potential, and sees and uses appropriate IT improvement opportunities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety management practices.
  • Fundamentally understands and applies the principles of continuous improvement in all activities.
Personal Attributes

  • Enjoys working with a wide range of people from different backgrounds with different needs.
  • Analytical and wise.
  • Is versatile, flexible and very adaptable in enabling and ensuring that goals are met.
  • Enjoys learning and grows own capability and that of others through it.
Preference will be given to candidates who meet all the above criteria and have or demonstrate the following qualifications,

knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Teaching qualification and experience
  • Experience in the ITP or ITO sector
  • Operational management experience in a tertiary education environment.
  • An affinity with the Trades sector.
  • Please note that you will be required to provide evidence of any qualification, professional membership, license or registration required for the role.
Key Tasks Expected outputs and outcomes include:
1. Leadership and Management  Always models the behaviours specified in the Ara Code

To undertake the day to day leadership, motivation, of Professional Practice and always demonstrates the

management and engagement of staff within the assigned Ara values.

team and to ensure that the focus and direction of the  Develops, implements and reviews communication

section is in alignment with the Department’s goals and strategies and tools to ensure staff have access to the

objectives. information necessary to be able to actively contribute

to their team’s and Department’s development and


  • Develops a strong sense of purpose and unity in
commitment within the team and with the other

managers across the Department.

  • Plan, budget and negotiate for resources with the Head
of Department.

  • Monitor and manage the delegated budget.
  • Manage and be accountable for resource utilisation.
  • Manage time allocation for educational delivery,
planning, course development, quality control and

documentation and ensure that tutor duty time is

effectively used.

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  • Participates in the strategic planning of the portfolio of
programmes in the Department.

  • Work as part of a harmonious team to
maintain/enhance the prestigious position of the


  • Provides timely induction to new staff to the sections.
  • Ensure that feedback and support is provided to staff in
a timely way where issues related to their work, attitude

or behaviours are identified to enable quick resolution.

  • Lead entrepreneurial activities as delegated, including
inspiring people to think and act innovatively.

  • Show versatility and adaptability in meeting business

  • Adopt both a solutions and future focus.
  • Develop and implement tactics to achieve medium to
long-term goals.

  • Maintains professional relationships and liaison with
industry groups, ITOs and other stakeholders and

appropriate staff in other tertiary institutions.

  • Liaises with consumer groups and representatives to
seek their feedback and input into the courses and

programmes taught, as required.

  • Succession planning is in place.
  • Provides support and manages (include) assistance to
part-time staff in workplace activity, and ensuring

Department and Ara policies are followed.

  • Actively manage leave entitlements and use to ensure
these are meeting business delivery needs and

complying with contractual and administrative


  • Represents Ara professionally and proactively in various
fora as agreed by the Head of Department.

2. Learning and Teaching  Provide leadership skills to enhance and develop

To contribute and encourage effective and positive exceptional tutors supporting them to be leaders in

learning and teaching environments within Trades, their field

resulting in students and staff achieving positive results  Believe in each students personal potential and

and development ability, encouraging them to grow and succeed in

their chosen field

  • Work with tutorial staff to create inspirational and
engaging learning and teaching experiences to

enhance the growth, development and learning of


  • Effectively identify prospective staff to compliment
and enrich current team

  • Manage and maintain realistic workloads
  • Encourage and support staff to participate in
professional development to keep abreast of new

technologies and techniques allowing staff to grow

and develop in their roles

  • Foster innovative and creative learning and
teaching techniques, encouraging a collaborative

and investigative team environment

3. Academic  Programme development and documentation

Hands-on involvement with academic requirements  Ensure all moderation is completed in a timely

and functions fashion and to a high standard

  • Effectively use academic quality processes and team
meetings related to academic quality issues to

develop and achieve action plans to enhance

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continuous academic improvement

  • Undertake ongoing programme and course
evaluation and improvements

2. Administration  Within Ara contractual, policy and procedural

Complete administration requirements promptly and requirements and using the relevant Ara tools and

complies with all Ara policies, procedures and processes techniques: a) assign, monitor and manage staff

workloads using appropriate tools and techniques b)

manage space allocation and room bookings and c)

manage programme time tables.

  • Plans and co-ordinates and undertakes the
administration requirements of managing staff and

budgets as designated by the Head of Department.

  • Completes records accurately and forwards them to
Division Administration, as required.

  • Completes all personal administration records accurately
and forwards to the Head of Department as required.

  • Follows all policies, practices and procedures of the
Department, Division and Ara.

3. Student Support and Management  Maintains professional relationships with students to

Create and maintain a welcoming environment which is well help meet individual learning needs.

managed for students, effective and enables aspirations to  Provides leadership in meeting student responsibilities

become achievements. (including administering student evaluation processes as


  • Supports learning guidance provided to students within
and outside the classroom context, as appropriate.

  • Supports tutors in recognising student learning
difficulties and arranges for appropriate support (e.g.

referral to learning assistance, including NESB

assistance; referral to career, course or personal

counselling; referral to student loan/scholarship


  • Provides support and assistance to resolve conflict
between students.

  • As appropriate interviews, counsels students for courses
and programmes using Ara/Division/Department


  • Participates in reviews of teaching and learning
effectiveness in accordance with Ara and

Division/Department processes.

  • Undertake initial investigation of student complaints as
delegated by Head of Department.

  • Review student feedback to assist in determining the
effectiveness of staff delivery.

  • Assist in reviewing student support mechanisms for
targeting and effectiveness based on student

achievement and feedback as and when appropriate.

  • Engages with support service providers e.g. Centre for
Education Design and Learning Services, to maintain

currency on student engagement, support and

management practices in order to share with staff.

4. Planning and Development  Provides focus to the work team.

Contribute to planning and development activities in relation  Contributes to strategic planning within the Department

to courses, programmes, the Department, Division and Ara. and Division.

  • In conjunction with the other Department Management
team members develops the Department and Cluster

operational plans

  • Contributes to marketing activity in and on behalf of the

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  • Actively supports and contributes to the Ara planning
process and uses the planning information and tools


  • Design staff achievement objectives that reflect the
activities required to achieve the Cluster and

Department operational plans.

  • Provide reports on planned and achieved actions and

5. Professional Commitment  Maintains a central belief system that is focused on

Maintain professional currency in the management discipline student learning and wellbeing.

which supports the quality and learning organisation  Develops and maintains communication and support

objectives. networks as required.

Maintains professional relationships with staff and  Ensures that staff are provided with appropriate learning

stakeholders to further overall objectives of the Department, and development opportunities to enhance current

Division and Ara. practice and career aspirations

  • Responds positively to feedback.
  • Evaluates and reflects on own practice in order to
identify directions and strategies for improvement.

  • Develops a comprehensive understanding of academic
processes and requirements in relation to the role of the

Manager to enable ultimately taking responsibility for


  • Demonstrates professional activities which contribute in
a positive way to the reputation of Ara and/or the


  • Identifies and, where agreed, undertakes leadership and
management development activities to enhance

capacity, capability, credibility and success.

6. Health and Safety Management  Role models exemplary health and safety management

The Manager is responsible for ensuring that their own and practices

their areas of responsibility meet the requirements and  New staff inductions include health and safety policy

accountabilities under current legislation - Health and Safety and procedures and are delivered immediately on arrival

at Work Act 2015 and related Regulations (and any to staff, students and visitors.

subsequent  All staff must know and comply with the health and

safety policy and procedures particularly in relation to

Amendments) and are complied with. The current Act their work areas.

includes obligations in respect of staff, visitors and  Hazard identification and management processes are

contractors effectively operated within the areas of responsibility.

  • Accidents and incidents are reported immediately and
strict adherence to Ara policy and processes in relation

to the management of such matters occurs within the

area of responsibility.

  • Staff and students are held accountable for deliberate
noncompliance with health and safety requirements.

8. Stakeholder Relationship Management  Regular meetings are held with stakeholders

The Manager will develop, maintain and nurture relevant individually and in groups.

relationships to ensure that stakeholders both internal  Collaborative infrastructure service provision

and external, are supportive and engage with the networks are established internally.

Department and Cluster in ways that support the viability  Relevant professional and industry groups are

and sustainability of service and product development and identified and developed to support core Cluster

delivery. activities.

  • Stakeholders and potential stakeholders are
brought together and visited on a regular basis to

establish rapport and resolve issues as quickly as


  • Responsiveness to stakeholders needs is regularly

  • Represents Ara in meetings as required.
9. Marketing and Promotions  Checking of marketing and promotional material

Assist with relevant Marketing and Promotional

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activities as necessary  Ensure staff participation and involvement at

relevant Open Days, Expos etc.

7. Contribution to Ara  Compliance with legislation and policy adopted by Ara in

Seek ways to assist Ara in achieving its vision, mission, order to meet legislative requirements. This includes

values, strategic goals and operational requirements. health and safety requirements, and may involve the

staff member undergoing medical checks to establish

baseline health at the commencement of employment

and regular checks thereafter.

  • Participates, as requested, in activities seeking staff
opinion and feedback.

  • Participates in the continuous improvement culture by
recommending change and improvement and as

delegated implementing such changes which will assist

with efficient delivery of operational and strategic goals.

  • Participates in committees/working groups, as required.
  • Leads, contributes to and participates in projects from
time to time.

  • Performs other duties related to the role, as may be
reasonably required from time to time.

The successful applicant is required to commit to the Ara staff profile which encompasses foci on students, learning and teaching,

innovation, flexibility and continual learning, research, biculturalism, internationalisation, disability awareness, environmental

awareness and sustainability, health and safety and IT literacy.

All of the information provided above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This document

is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position and incumbent.

From time to time, the incumbent will be required to accept and carry out other relevant duties as assigned by their Manager.

The standard online application provides the Institute with a common set of information about each candidate but applicants should

not limit themselves to that form. Personal applications set out in the applicant's own style including a curriculum vitae and

particular references to the job description and personal profile are welcomed. Ara reserves the right not to appoint or to appoint

by invitation in the event the recruitment process is deemed to be unsuccessful.


1. Student Evaluation

Each lecturer is required to implement a system of obtaining from students, evaluation on the course in general and on their

performance to assist professional development. Assistance is available in the Division or through the Staff Development


2. Staff Appraisal

Ara has in place a staff appraisal process in relation to job performance. All staff are required to take part in the process.

3. Staff Training and Professional Development

Academic staff who do not have a teaching qualification are required to enrol in the Certificate of Adult Teaching. Ara is a

learning organisation where professional development is supported. Staff are asked to develop a professional development

plan with their Manager.

4. Ara Profile

For Ara to develop and prosper, all staff are expected to demonstrate a range of skills, knowledge and attitudes that contribute

positively to the organisation’s fundamental purpose which is to provide quality learning for students. We have an integrated

approach to defining, describing and developing a positive learning culture among staff and we align this approach at all levels

to the mission, values, goals and strategic direction of the institution.

5. Health and Safety

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 provides that a duty is imposed on a person under the Bill to ensure health and safety.

This requires the person to eliminate risks to health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable and; if it is not practicable

to eliminate risks to health and safety, to minimise those risks so far as is reasonably practicable. It is the employee’s

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responsibility to abide by this legislation, the Ara Health and Safety policy and to complete the online Health and Safety

induction immediately after commencing work.

Applicants for positions are asked to declare and relevant health related needs or issues on the application form provided to

People and Development with your application for appointment. This information is not used for short listing but we do expect

you to discuss your needs as part of the interview process or when accepting an employment offer where this is relevant.

Confidentiality is assured and applicants will not be differentiated on the basis of disabilities or health requirements unless

these render applicants unable to undertake the task requirements. Employees may be required to undertake a health check

where baseline data is needed for specific positions e.g. a hearing test for those involved in engineering workshops.

6. Probationary Period

Every lecturer appointed for the first time to a tenured (permanent) position must serve a probationary period of two years,

which may be reduced in certain circumstances or extended for up to a further year. People appointed to limited tenure

(fixed term) positions may be required to serve a probationary period. Confirmation of appointment at the end of the

probationary period is by the decision of the Chief Executive Officer communicated in writing.

7. Intellectual Property

Intellectual property developed by Employees in the course of their employment belongs to Ara. This includes but is not

limited to programme/course/lesson plans, course descriptors, notes, assignments, tests, evaluations.

8. Employment Terms and Conditions

Appointment is within the terms of the employment law and on an individual employment agreement.

9. Equal Opportunities Employer

Ara is committed to equality and diversity and makes a determined effort to develop an inclusive environment to achieve a

balanced gender representation and increase the number of Maori and other under-represented groups on staff. We are an

active provider of opportunities for differently abled people and recognise that all staff, are not only our employees, but have

multi-faceted lives that from time to time may require flexibility from Ara to assist in meeting their other commitments.

10. Ara Sustainability Aspirations

  • Ara will continuously evaluate and improve its environmental impact across all areas of the organisation.
  • Ara is widely acknowledged as a values led organisation, where sustainability and multiculturalism is core to its
beliefs and operating practices.

  • We support and encourage sustainability initiatives and objectives, both on and off campus, and act as a key partner
in community and iwi lead collaborations.

  • While key stakeholders, including central and local government recognise Ara as the sector leader in adding value
through sustainability, we believe compliance is the entry point and we can go further.

  • Ara is an economically sustainable organisation that is efficient, productive and anticipates market needs, adapting
to the changing economic environment in Aotearoa, New Zealand and globally.

11. Smokefree Policy

As an employer and learning provider of choice Ara promotes a positive, healthy working and learning environment and

supports the government vision of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. The Smokefree policy prohibits smoking in all buildings or

parts of buildings under Ara Institute of Canterbury’s management, Ara vehicles and on Ara land holdings and perimeters

including all car parks, green spaces and external eating areas.

12. Criminal conviction history checks

While Ara is a tertiary institute delivering education and catering predominantly for adult learners there remains a duty of

care to the increasing numbers of younger students and those individuals or groups who may be defined as “vulnerable” by

virtue of age, health, welfare or special need. With an increasing focus on youth in particular and the additional pastoral care

this involves Ara Management have determined that best practice involves all staff undergoing a criminal conviction history

check. As part of the appointment process shortlisted candidates will be asked to give consent to Ara to submit a request.

Offers of employment will be subject to the results of the check. A regime of checking employees has been developed.

Core worker

For NZ Police vetting purposes this role is classified as a core (children’s) worker because there is regular contact with students

who may be youth, children, elderly or vulnerable adults. This position meets the criteria for a check under the Vulnerable

Children’s Act 2014 and as such Ara will request a NZ Police Vet check disclosing your criminal conviction history.

13. Records Management

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All staff are expected to comply with the Records Management Policy and related Ara procedures and to create records that

accurately capture business activities, appropriately manage these records over time using line of business systems, approved

institutional repositories and designated physical and electronic storage, and follow authorised disposal processes.

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