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Behind every great school is a great team of people. We'd love for you to join ours.

You’ll play an important role in living out our school values, inspiring excellence and engaging positively with our community. Diocesan is led by a team of approximately 260 teachers and support staff. They are well-supported and work in a well-resourced environment.

Our staff enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, attractive surroundings, a central location and good remuneration. Other benefits include use of the library, gym and sporting facilities and opportunities for professional and personal development.

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As part of the team at Dio, you are the backbone of the school. As well as around 160 teachers working here, we have almost 100 non-teaching staff working across our marketing, finance, IT, property, sports, performing arts, and administrative functions.

We strive for our people to be able to deliver to their best; by arming you with great technology, state of the art facilities, and a supportive, friendly culture and work environment.

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Continuous learning is part of our DNA

We’re big on helping you develop both professionally and personally, no matter what role you play. Being in education means having a lifelong approach to learning is part and parcel of everything we do.

We will actively encourage you to take advantage of development opportunities that will help you to shine in your role, as well as supporting you to bring your passions and ideas to life.

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Guided by our purpose and values

Our values of honesty, integrity, respectfulness and empathy lead the way inside and outside of the classroom.

These are underpinned by the Māori principles of manākitanga, whanaungatanga and kotahitanga. With your help, every Dio girl will have the confidence, curiosity and knowledge she needs to be the difference in a changing world. Working at Dio, you’ll be reminded every day through our students of the contribution you are making to this.

 

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Health and wellbeing benefits

It’s important to us that you feel part of our culture and community, as well as bringing your best self to work. To support your health and wellbeing, we offer yoga and fitness classes, fruit boxes, school café, free annual flu jabs and other regular wellness initiatives. We also have regular social events and celebrations.

And Ollie the school cat is always around for a pat!

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Our place is your place

While our state of the art facilities help our girls excel beyond the classroom, they are also available for you to enjoy. These include the use of our fitness centre, swimming pool, library, as well as our exceptional sporting and performing arts facilities.

Whether you get to work by car, bike or scooter, our underground carpark will always keep you warm and dry.  All of this is, of course, situated in our beautiful, landscaped surroundings.

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School-Based Teacher Training

Dio is part of a new model of teacher education currently in place at several Auckland secondary schools, with a unique focus on immersive and innovative learning in key subject areas. The Auckland Schools’ Teacher Training Programme for the one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching was developed jointly by a group of 12 Auckland secondary schools, including Dio, and the University of Waikato in 2020.

Trainees studying under the immersive programme learning on the job. They initially shadow a teacher and observe their classes while being involved behind the scenes. Course content is delivered online by the University of Waikato, while mentoring, professional development and placement opportunities are provided by the school who also cover the trainees’ fees.

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Join our team

We truly believe that behind every great school is a great team of people – and we’d love you to join ours!

No matter where you’re at in your career, you’ll be part of a team of positive, supportive employees all working towards a shared purpose of creating a world class education for girls.

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Frequently asked questions
What is your recruitment and selection policy?

All vacancies are first advertised internally to current staff members and then externally through appropriate media as necessary. Teaching vacancies are advertised in the Education Gazette published by the Ministry of Education. You can also find our current vacancies here

How do I apply for a position?

Candidates should complete an application form and submit a detailed curriculum vitae with a covering letter. To prepare our shortlist, we will evaluate the information you provide alongside the position specification and criteria.

If you are selected for a position, we would then ask you to complete a police check and provide copies of your qualification certificates, residence visa and drivers licence.

What is your interview process?

Candidates who are shortlisted are invited to attend an interview at the school. Interviews are conducted by a panel of two or more staff members. Candidates are told who is on the panel when interview arrangements are made. A second interview may be required for final selection.

The selection process seeks to match candidates’ skills and knowledge with the job criteria and also looks at their fit with the culture of the school. This is achieved through a three stage process:

  • application review and shortlisting
  • reference checking
  • interview and skills testing (if appropriate)

The school also validates the current standing of applicants for teaching roles with the New Zealand Teachers Council.

Senior faculty staff participate in the selection of all teaching staff; and senior managers are involved in all other appointments. The board of governors is also involved when recruiting senior appointments.

Do you do reference checks?

We ask applicants to nominate three referees the school can contact as part of the selection process. We expect candidates for teaching roles to include their current principal as one of their referees.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

We will notify you as soon as possible of the outcome of your application. If you are shortlisted for an interview we will contact you by phone. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by letter or email.

Haven’t found what you’re looking for?

If you have further questions, or none or our current vacancies suit what you’re looking for, you’re 
welcome to submit an expression of interest for future reference.

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