Waikato Educator

part time - hamilton, nz
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Part time, 0.5 FTE – Waikato

Hamilton – Fixed Term Position

Are you interested in educating and empowering rangatahi around their employment rights, and encouraging them to seek positive work experiences and achieve employment justice?

The Young Workers Resource Centre (YWRC) is a not-for-profit organisation and Living Wage Employer that provides employment relations education and advocacy to young people aged 15-35. The YWRC is committed to our vision of “a fair and just future for every one” and we aim to realise this by empowering young people with their employment rights and providing access to employment justice.

Job Description

The YWRC now seeks applications for the role of Educator (0.5 FTE – 20 hours per week). This role will be based in Hamilton and is responsible for delivering employment relations education to young people at secondary schools, tertiary institutions, and community organisations around the Waikato, Hawkes Bay, Bay of Plenty, and Central North Island. This is a fixed-term role beginning 26 April 2021 and finishing 29 October 2021 (start date is negotiable).

Key Responsibilities

– Workshop Delivery:
Booking and delivering employment education workshops to schools, private training institutes, and local organisations.

– YWRC Ambassador Programme: Developing and coordinating the implantation in
schools of the YWRC Ambassador Programme, which aims to develop employment
and advocacy skills in young leaders around the motu.

– Support Referrals: Pathway young workers to support services within the YWRC when
approached with complex employment issues.


– Owning/maintaining a vehicle fit for travelling.
– Holding a Full/Restricted drivers license (or international equivalent).
– Booking workshops in allocated regions.
– Maintain workshop booking records.
– Maintain contact details for schools/teachers/PTIs/other groups.
– Identifying new contacts.
– Collecting student and teacher feedback.
– Participating in development of new education content.
– Keeping accurate mileage records.
– Workshop invoicing.
– Implementation of YWRC Ambassador Programme.

The successful candidate will:

– Be fluent in English and/or te reo Maori.
– Have experience in youth development, education, teaching, and facilitation.
– Excel in public speaking and teaching environments.
– Have the ability to self-manage but also work well in a team.
– Have experience in employment relations and knowledge of employment legislation.
– Relate well to rangatahi.
– Have excellent time management skills.
– Have the ability to work with people from varying backgrounds and cultures.
– Have outstanding communication skills.
– Be willing to learn on the job and be open to new ideas.
– Hold a full/restricted, clean NZ driver’s license (or international equivalent) and has access to a vehicle.

How to Apply

Applications must be received via email by 9am on Thursday 1 April 2021, and must include both a cover letter and up-to-date CV. It is provisionally intended that interviews for this position will take place on Friday 9 April 2021. Applications should be addressed to:

Mel Martin
34 Harwood St

A full position description is available from:

Young Workers Resource Centre
[email protected]
DDI: 07 242 0189
Contact person:
Mel Martin