Programme Manager - Cosmetology

Permanent, Full Time

About the role | Te Kaupapa

Be part of the future! Be part of leading growth and development! Be part of ensuring Aotearoa New Zealand has the skilled workforce it needs! 

The School of Creative and Hospitality at WelTec and Whitireia is seeking to appoint a Programme Manager to lead and manage the Cosmetology team and delivery of programmes of study. You will lead the team that ensures skilled graduates are well-prepared for employment in these high demand industries. 

The Programme Manager contributes to the operational and strategic development and leadership of the School, Directorate, and across Whitireia and WelTec. You will be a member of the School Leadership Team, reporting to the Head of School Creative and Hospitality.

The location of this position will be shared between our three campuses at Petone, Porirua and Wellington to lead the cosmetology team which includes: Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty Therapy and Make-up Artistry.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Demonstrated strength in leadership
  • Dynamic and effective management of teams and individuals
  • Able to foster a positive workplace culture
  • Demonstrated expertise in planning, programme design, and compliance
  • Relevant teaching qualifications/teaching experience
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment


  • Experience in educational management and quality assurance
  • Experience working in a tertiary education environment
  • Experience with education management information systems
  • Industry professional qualification in a related discipline

The Teaching and Learning Directorate have been actively engaging in enabling Te Ao Māori, and is deeply committed to Te Pae Tawhiti. Please reflect your experiences, knowledge and contribution into your application.

Key skills/attributes for the role include being solutions-focused, able to problem solve on the go.  Have excellent communication skills and a strength in personal and team development and planning.

This is a unique opportunity to shape, develop and drive a step change for the built environment and engineering education provision as well as the team.

About Us

Whitireia and WelTec have been strategic partners since 2012, delivering a range of career training choices and vast opportunities for schools, staff and students.

We are a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology).

We are known for our distinctiveness (Ahureitanga) and we have special relationships with mana whenua WelTec with Te Ātiawa and Whitireia with Ngāti Toa. Together, we are more than the sum of our parts.

Mā tātou, mō tātou Ko WelTec ki Te Ātiawa, ko Whitireia ki Ngāti Toa. E haere kōtui nei me kura-takahi-puni tātou.

Whitireia & WelTec’s vision (Whakakitenga) is:

Learning together. Transforming lives. Te ako ngātahi. Te whakaahua kētanga o te tangata

How to apply Me pēhea te tono

Click on Apply Now below and complete the on-line application form. Please note it is important that you complete all sections of the on-line application.

For other information please email

Applications close 9 August 2024


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: GDAJ412257

Location: Wellington, Lower Hutt, Porirua, Wellington City

Closing Date: 9 August