Beauty Therapy Tutor - Ara Institute of Canterbury - Canterbury
7d ago

Position Pos # 3471

Senior Academic Staff Member

Department / division Division of Education and Applied Research

Main location City Campus

Staffing responsibility Nil

Financial delegation Nil

ASM - Level 600. SASM ? Level 550.

Human resource delegations

Delegated authority is in accordance with the HR delegation policy guidelines.

Employment agreement Academic Staff Employment Agreement

Permanent 0.7FTE Proportion

Classification Core Children?s Worker

See the important notes section for further information.

Appointment Range ASM $56,298 - $80,861 per annum

Salary range Appointment Range SASM $81,111 - $94,424 per annum

  • these salary scales apply to the applicative contract at Ara
  • Our vision and values

    At Ara, our vision is to : Our values are : ?

    produce successful students ? Respect (Aroha) ?

    deliver value for employers ? Connect (Hono) ?

    enable effective staff ? Inspire (Hihiri)

    Teaching and Learning

    Our Policy Framework for Teaching and Learning identifies four principles : ?

    Participation : learners are actively engaged ?

    Empowerment : student engagement is fostered and students are developed as critically reflective, life-long learners ?

    Employability : students are prepared as learners for the 21st Century with a range of literacies required for the future ?

    Community : learning is recognised and valued as a social process

    At Ara we?re committed to developing flexible models of delivery and encouraging learning-centred approaches that exploit the potential

    of new technologies. Our Capability Framework supports the professional development of teaching staff and we are committed to

    scholarship to inform teaching and learning.

    Department / division introduction

    The Department of Hospitality and Service Industries has a proud tradition of providing high quality programmes and

    qualifications suited to a broad range of roles within the local, national and international hospitality and service sector. Staff

    within the Department have extensive experience in both industry and the tertiary education sector and use this experience

    to fully equip our students with the skills required to succeed.

    The Department is committed to providing the hospitality and service sector with graduates who are ready and able to take up

    the challenges and rewards associated with working in these dynamic industries.

    Prime function / purpose of the job

    To deliver quality teaching and learning to learners enrolled in the Beauty Therapy portfolio of programmes.

    Reporting structure ? line manager : Head of Department ? Hospitality and Service Industries

    Hairdressing, Beauty

    Therapy, Travel & Cookery and Bakery Hospitality

    Department ? Agencies

  • HOD and Managers ? Professional groups and organisations / associations
  • Academic staff ? Other polytechnics including TANZ and METRO partners
  • Technical and Administrative support staff ? Advisory Group
  • Divisions ?

    Academic Services Division :

    o Learning Design

    o Portfolio and Assurance

    o CAPL ?

    Student Support Services :

    o Academic Support Services including Learning,

    Library, Disability Services

    o Student Advisory Services including Youth,

    International, Maori and Pasifika

    Professional profile

    Essential skills Preferred

    Education / Qualification / knowledge ?

    Minimum Level 5 Beauty Therapy qualification in Body

    Therapy and Electrolysis ?

    International Beauty Therapy Qualification ? Cidesco, ITEC,

    Cibtac ?

    Current industry / discipline knowledge ?

    An Ara-recognised teaching qualification (where an ? A completed qualification in adult teaching eg NZCATT

    appointment is made without such a qualification, the (essential for a senior academic staff member)

    appointee will be required to obtain an appropriate

    qualification within three years of appointment) ?

    Demonstrated industry experience of at least 7 years with

    one year directly current to the application ?

    Holds unit standards 4098 and 11522

    Strong network of industry contacts

    Experience / skills ?

    Minimum 6 years industry experience ?

    Skills in all aspects of Beauty Therapy ?

    Vision, innovation and a commitment to facilitating own and

    others? learning. ?

    Capable of supporting students to achieve their learning

    outcomes. ?

    The ability to develop and implement flexible teaching and

    learning methods, including the use of learning technologies ? An interest in / experience using a range of teaching methods ?

    Time management skills, including the ability to effectively and technologies in a tertiary setting

    and efficiently administer, organise and co-ordinate activities

    and meet deadlines. ?

    Engagement with assessment and feedback processes. ?

    Teaching experience (if senior academic staff member ) ?

    Digital literacy including ? competence using a computer

    including Microsoft office products)

    Effective communication with a diverse range of others, at all

    levels within and outside the organisation

    Personal Attributes ?

    Embraces Ara values / kaupapa ?

    Works collaboratively and co-operatively, contributes to teams. ?

    Recognises diversity positively (cultural, socioeconomic, age, ability) ?

    Sound professional judgment and integrity ?

    Friendly and approachable manner ?

    Passionate about Beauty Therapy and the opportunities to improve practice ?

    Is willing to commit to Academic Staff Capability Framework and Policy Framework for Teaching and Learning

    Please note that you will be required to provide evidence of any qualification, professional membership, license or registration required for the role.

    Key responsibilities Expected results / outcomes

    Teaching and Learning Practice involves : Teaching and Learning ?

    Engaging Learners ? Teaching and learning situations in selected programmes, ?

    Designing and Planning Learning courses, educational interventions are managed. ?

    Assessment and Feedback ? Effective planning, preparation and organisation for all

    learning situations so students know what is expected of

    them. This includes setting and effectively communicating

    learning objectives, and regularly updating teaching

    resources and media to ensure currency and meet changing

    educational needs and industry requirements. ?

    An environment where students are motivated to learn is

    created. ?

    A variety of appropriate teaching and learning strategies and

    technologies / media are applied effectively. ?

    Academic quality standards are maintained. ?

    Regular, effective formal and informal feedback to students

    regarding progress and achievement is provided, including :

    o Assessment is used as a tool for learning

    o Appropriate, varied, aligned and useful assessment

    methodologies are applied while complying with

    any professional or industry regulations.

    Student Focus ?

    Student feedback sought in keeping with Ara guidelines. ?

    Professional relationships maintained with students to

    help meet individual learning needs. ?

    Participation in the continuous improvement culture by

    recommending change and improvement, which will

    assist with efficient delivery of operational and

    strategic goals. ?

    Participation in committees / working groups, as required. ?

    Contribution to and participation in projects from

    time to time.

    Other duties related to an academic staff member?s role

    undertaken, as may be reasonably required from time to


    Contribution to Ara and your team involves Planning and Development

  • Active contribution made to : ?
  • Planning and development o vision and innovation to the work team;
  • o planning and development activities in relation to ?

  • Administration courses, programmes, the Department, Division;
  • o ongoing planning within the Division and ?

  • Contribution to internal / external communities Department;
  • o course, workgroup and other relevant meetings of ?

  • Leadership staff;
  • o marketing activity in and on behalf of the

    Division / Department / Ara.

    Administration ?

    Administration requirements of the courses and programmes

    taught, (including work experience, where required by the

    curricula) planned and coordinated. ?

    Student and course / programme records completed

    accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with Ara

    process (e.g. attendance records, assessment results) ?

    All personal administration records completed accurately and

    forwarded to the Head of Division (e.g. leave forms, leave

    planners, work time records). ?

    All policies, practices and procedures of the Division,

    Department and Ara followed.

    Contribution to Internal and External Communities ?

    Participation in external moderation processes as required ?

    Representative for the course / programme / Division in

    meetings or industry gatherings as required. ?

    Liaison with stakeholders such as industry, consumer groups

    and representatives to seek their feedback and input into the

    courses and programmes taught, as required. ?

    Participation in the broader professional and academic life of

    Ara. ?

    Professional relationships maintained with staff to further

    overall objectives of the Division, Department and Ara. ?

    Communication and support networks developed and

    maintained within stakeholder groups including work

    experience organisations, as required. ?

    Professional relationships and liaison maintained with staff in

    other tertiary institutions, as appropriate. ?

    Professional relationships / currency with industry and / or

    relevant professional organisations maintained. ?

    Assistance with the induction of new colleagues ?

    Behaviour that supports Ara values is modelled. ?

    Compliance with legislation and policy adopted by Ara in

    order to meet legislative requirements. (NB health and

    safety requirements). ?

    Participation in activities seeking staff opinion and feedback,

    as requested. ?

    Participation in the continuous improvement culture by

    recommending change and improvement, which will assist

    with efficient delivery of operational and strategic goals. ?

    Participation in committees / working groups, as required. ?

    Contribution to and participation in projects from time to

    time. ?

    Other duties related to an academic staff member?s role

    undertaken, as may be reasonably required from time to


    Professional Development involves ? Participation in organisational processes such as the staff

    improving your individual practice through : capability framework, peer review, appraisal, performance

  • Reflection and evaluation of practice evaluation and review (PER). ?
  • Professional commitment ? Evaluation and reflection on own practice in order to identify ?

    Subject knowledge and expertise directions and strategies for improvement. ?

    Institutional knowledge ? Feedback on performance from students, peers and Head of ?

    Research and knowledge transfer Division is used constructively to identify own educational ?

    Leadership needs and opportunities found to meet these. ?

    Development time is planned, negotiated with Manager and

    used to address needs in teaching development; Ara learning

    profile and professional currency. ?

    Opportunities to maintain professional credibility and

    competence sought and taken. ?

    Participation in Division research activities. ?

    A collegial climate and sharing of practice is fostered. ?

    Currency in pedagogy and in subject area developed and

    maintained through scholarly approaches to teaching and

    learning and curriculum design. ?

    Fluency in technologies developed. ?

    Consistent engagement with Ara values, principles, policies,

    plans and strategic direction. ?

    Initiative used and opportunities found to lead in own

    context ?

    Active contribution to Division research activities and

    outputs. ?

    If research time is approved the outputs negotiated are


    Senior Academic Staff Member is responsible for : All of the above plus :

    the ASM outcomes outlined above, own outcomes, plus providing

    support and input for others to achieve the required outcomes. Teaching and Learning ?

    Planning and implementation of strategies for improvements

    to assist those with learning difficulties ?

    Excellence maintained and assistance to others in learning

    and teaching delivery, and in meeting student

    responsibilities. ?

    Participation in reviews of teaching and learning

    effectiveness and student satisfaction, in accordance with

    Ara and Department / Division processes.

    Innovation and Development

    Leadership / management of curriculum innovation and

    development. This includes and is not limited to : ?

    Design of objectives and content appropriate for student,

    industry / community needs ?

    Design of assessment programmes that meet Ara and

    industry requirements ?

    Evaluation of courses and programmes in line with

    Ara / Department / Division requirements. ?

    Active support and contribution to the objectives, direction

    and operation of the Division / Department and Ara. ?

    Support and assistance provided to part-time staff in

    integrating teaching and learning theory into their

    practice / workplace activity, and ensuring policies are

    followed. ?

    Contribution to Advisory Committee (or the equivalent)

    meetings or requests, as required

    Commitment to others ?

    Coordination of others to meet administrative requirements

    and leadership example provided in this regard ?

    Responsibility taken for the effective outcome of work teams. ?

    Active contribution to the broader academic and professional

    life of Ara. ?

    High standards of professional commitment maintained. ?

    Participation in the Peer Review process. ?

    Design and implementation of small scale research into

    effective teaching and / or learning. ?

    Is a role model for others

    Notes :

    The successful applicant is required to commit to the Ara Capability Frameworks which encompass 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 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.

    Important notes that form part of the position

    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 Academic Capability.

    2 Staff Appraisal

    Ara has in place a staff appraisal / capability development process in relation to job performance. All staff are required to actively engage

    in this process.

    3 Staff Training and Professional Development

    Academic staff who do not have a teaching qualification are required to enrol in the NZ Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching

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

    development plan with their Manager that aligns with the Ara Academic Capability Framework.

    4 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 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.

    5 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 or delegate and communicated in writing.

    6 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.

    7 Employment Terms and Conditions

    Appointments are made within the terms of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (as amended) and the terms and conditions provided

    either in an Individual employment Agreement (IEA) or in terms of the applicable Collective Employment Agreement (CEA) which also

    has coverage over this position. At Ara, the applicable CEAs which cover the terms and conditions of employment for academic staff

    members are the Association of Academic Staff at Canterbury (AASC) and the Tertiary Education Union (TEU). If the staff member joins

    either the AASC or TEU union, the current appropriate CEA will automatically apply, otherwise the staff member will be on an IEA.

    8 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.

    9 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.

    10 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.

    11 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.

    12 Records Management

    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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