Job vacancy - Tumu, Te Aho Waihanga | Design Solutions

Job vacancy - Tumu, Te Aho Waihanga | Senior Leader of Design Solutions


Tumu, Te Aho Waihanga|Senior Leader of Design Solutions

Location: Ōtautahi|Christchurch
Hours: FTE 1.0 (37.5 hours per week)
Term: Permanent employment contract
Applications close: Monday, 22 August 2022, by 16h00
Tentative interview dates: Tuesday 30 August 2022

About CORE Education


Kia pae tata te whenua houkura

The land of our aspiration draws near


We are a forward‐thinking, values‐driven social enterprise with a reach across Aotearoa.

Our mahi is dynamic, and it matters. We are passionate about the role learning can play in building an equitable and thriving Aotearoa. We want to see a future where all learners experience education success, regardless of who they are, where they live or the challenges they face.

Our people are more than just colleagues; we're whānau. Driven by the purpose of our work, our kaimahi co-design and deliver a range of impactful learning solutions and professional development services to leaders and teachers in early years settings, kura and schools. We also work with the Government, iwi and communities, corporates, the tertiary sector, and other organisations where their aspirations for learning align with our equity kaupapa.

If our vision sounds good to you—then we hope you’ll join us.


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional person to join our Senior Leadership Team – Te Kahui Hautū. Led by Tumu Whakarae, Dr Hana O’Regan, this team works to determine CORE’s overall direction and strategy.

As our Tumu, Te Aho Waihanga|Senior Leader of Design Solutions you will provide strategic leadership to the multiple teams that make up Te Aho Waihanga. This large business group is dedicated to the research, design, development and delivery of CORE’s high quality content services. This covers learning materials, digital media, print and online resources. You will ensure CORE’s research strategy is robust and contributes to delivering on our equity vision through products, and that evidence and insights inform the product development process.   

This role is critical to CORE and we are seeking someone with leadership experience and business savvy. To be successful, you will be a strategic innovator with education sector credibility, and a strong understanding of the education sector, equity issues, and the political, cultural and social landscapes in Aotearoa. You naturally work in a Tiriti-honouring way and have experience in building and leading diverse and highly effective teams. 

This role is based in our modern Ōtautahi office overlooking the Avon river. For the right candidate we may consider other locations.


For the Role Description - Tumu, Te Aho Waihanga | Design Solutions and Application Form please click on the links provided.


How to apply

Please send your covering letter, CV and completed application form to: 

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.