Employment opportunities at HHS.

Non-Teaching Staff

Grounds Person/Handyman

Hillcrest High School is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated Handyman/Groundsperson to join their property team.
This is a permanent part-time position and will be 20 – 30 hours per week /52 weeks of the year. We are flexible on a start and finish time and the number of hours per week.
The role encompasses a wide range of jobs including building maintenance jobs, gardening, mowing, or whatever is required to keep the property and school grounds maintained to high standards.
Some experience is preferred in this line of work but the most important qualities are having practical ability, being motivated, and take a pride in the appearance of the school. We currently have two staff in the team who have been with the school for a number of years and it is important to find another team member who can work by themselves to complete tasks but also work with other staff.
You will need to be physically fit and will be required to undergo Police Vetting as part of our recruitment process.
The pay rate is $25/hr.
Please email your application letter and CV to:

Principals PA/HR co-ordinator

Hillcrest High School is seeking a Principals PA/HR coordinator.

20 hours per week, Term time only. We are flexible as to hours and weeks per year worked.

We are looking for someone who will take responsibility, ownership, and accountability for this busy and varied role, where no two days are the same.

In this PA/ HR role, you will support the Principal and Senior Leadership Team in the efficient running of our school.

As the Principal’s PA and HR co-ordinator you will:

  • Assist and support the Principal
  • Be experienced in diary and email management, including prioritisation of meetings and tasks
  • Prepare the agenda and take minutes for Board (to be confirmed)  and some Committee meetings
  • Run the HR process in conjunction with SLT
  • Assist with the preparation of the newsletter and other social media
  • Assist the SLT with bookings and contacting parents

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office systems
  • Experience in Human Resources
  • The ability to multi-task and work through conflicting priorities
  • The ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality at all times
  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of digital communications and social media would be a bonus

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

Teaching Staff

Head of Faculty Science

Hillcrest High School is a highly regarded co-educational school nestled in the south of Hamilton, the centre of the mighty Waikato. With rivers and lakes close by and beaches and mountains not far, Hamilton brings a wide array of opportunities for fantastic outdoor experiences as well as a thriving city culture.

The school prides itself on offering an exceptional educational experience for our diverse student community which includes over 60 different ethnicities.  Approximately half of our students consistently gain endorsements in NCEA while a significant number gain Scholarship Awards. Our aim is to develop our students to be successful all-rounders who contribute positively to our community. Hillcrest High School has comprehensive arts, cultural and sporting programmes that contribute to holistic education.

We aim to employ staff who are capable of developing excellent relationships with students and understand how to help them become the best version of themselves. A culturally responsive pedagogical approach is essential and we value staff who understand the benefits of involvement in the wider life of the school.

Due to the promotion of our current HOF science to a deputy principal position, we are seeking an experienced Science leader to lead a large and successful science faculty.  This position begins at the start of Term 4 2022.  This can be negotiated. The HOF science has specific responsibility for the junior science programme, plus leadership of experienced HODs responsible for physics, chemistry, biology, senior science and earth and space science.

Proven leadership experience along with an in-depth understanding of Mana Orite mo te Mātaurangi Māori and the requirements of the NCEA changes is essential.

Please send a cover letter and CV and any enquiries to Debbie Forsyth.