Director of Boarding (Girls)

 The Role:

The Director of Boarding (Girls) is a key member of the senior staff and will lead the establishment and day to day operations of the first girl boarders at Mount Albert Grammar School.  Whilst the school has a long tradition of boarding, with School House for boys boarding established in 1927, 2022 will see the introduction of a boarding facility for girls.  The facility is within walking distance of the school and will see up to 30 places available for students.

This role will be varied, busy and challenging.  It has both a strategic and operational focus and involves working over a number of areas of the school including the pastoral and academic needs of students, property, employment, and financial.

The Candidate:

As Director of Boarding (Girls), you will be expected to maintain a safe and inclusive environment for all boarding students.

This position requires a person with

  • Proven experience, for a number of years, in a similar role, either leading or being an assistant director of a school hostel
  • A strong understanding of developing and implementing processes and procedures that ensure organisation compliance with legislative requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • An empathy for teenagers
  • A high level of professional integrity
  • Strong organization, planning, management, reflection skills
  • Substantial leadership experience with the ability to foster trust and build cohesive teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills and sound judgement, applied with a proactive and solutions focused approach

This is a full-time position (which includes some weekend work), and the Director of Boarding (Girls) is required to live on-site.  The salary package includes accommodation, electricity and water. The Director is expected to eat meals with the girls during term time.

The School:

Mount Albert Grammar School is a Decile 7, state co-educational secondary school in central Auckland.  Now in its 100th year, the school has a current role of 3,150 students and a staff of 280.  Established in 1922, Mount Albert Grammar School has a proud history of academic, sporting and cultural excellence and is one of the top academic schools in New Zealand. The school site and operations also includes boarding facilities for 100 boys and an 8.1 hectare operational farm. The school has strong links and connections within the local community, Auckland and New Zealand.

This is a senior role in the school that is supported by the Board of Trustees, Headmaster and Senior Leadership Team.

Start Date:  During Term 3 2021 (or by negotiation)

Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Any enquiries to Sarah Hayes (Deputy Principal) [email protected] or (09) 815 4038.

Please send your cover letter, completed Mount Albert Grammar School staff application form and CV to [email protected]

Click here for the Mount Albert Grammar School staff application form.

Tutor Aides (Alternative Education)

WE NEED YOU to support the dedicated alternative education tutorial team at two sites (Panmure and Central City)

 Auckland City Education Services (ACES) is governed by Mount Albert Grammar School and delivers MoE contracts for the school.

ACES has a notable history of successfully turning around young lives.   We require a dedicated person with a strong sense of vocation who is motivated to work beside young people (aged between 13 – 16 years) who have struggled to engage in learning due to a range of needs or behaviours for enrolling schools in Auckland City.

Key requirements

  • Background in Teacher Aide, Youth Mentoring or, tutoring alternative education
  • Willingness to work with youth from a wide range of learning-needs or behaviours (that has impacted on their engagement in regular school setting)
  • Will participate and strengthen cultural practices that supports students to identify, connect to language and culture particularly for Māori and Pasifika students
  • The ability to successfully communicate with young people and to facilitate a conversation that will support the student engaging with their education plan
  • Be able to connect to whānau and families to discuss their child’s success or concerns
  • Organised with administration and record-keeping skills
  • Have a full driver’s licence
  • Can show initiative and willingness to adapt to change and quickly respond

Salary is paid according to the Support Staff in Schools Teacher Aide Collective Agreement and Grade / Step is dependent on the person’s qualification and experience.  A Qualification Grant is available when qualifications are aligned to core responsibilities.


This is a fixed term contract (as based on funding availability).

10 hours to a possible 30 hours (per week) is available.  The contract finishes 14 December 2021.

Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 13 August 2021.

Applicants for this position must have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please send your cover letter, completed Mount Albert Grammar School staff application form and CV to [email protected]

Please click here to download a copy of the Application Form .