Are you a qualified Pharmacist who is looking for their next challenge? Join our amazing team in NZMA Hamilton and help inspire and train the next generation of Pharmacy Technicians. 

About the company

NZMA, part of UP Education, is one of New Zealand’s leading private training providers. We are proud of our reputation for quality, excellence, and student success. This is a rare opportunity to join a team that prides itself on making a meaningful difference in the lives of its students and their communities. 

About the role

NZMA offer industry an endorsed NZQA accredited Pharmacy Technician programme (level 5) which supports students in attaining both the professional competencies and work habits they need to gain employment as a Pharmacy Technician. We are seeking a dynamic and engaging tutor to deliver this programme. This is a part-time, permanent position based at our brand-new campus in Hamilton. The role is perfect for those who are looking for their next challenge as it will allow you to help train the next generation of Pharmacy Technicians while giving you the opportunity to continue working in the industry – or simply offer you a better work-life balance.

What you will need

The ability to motivate and inspire students
Organisation skills and energy
Passion and enthusiasm for training and helping students succeed
Creativity and innovation to help create an exciting learning environment
Experience working as a Pharmacist and a broad knowledge in the pharmacy industry

Previous teaching experience is desirable, however not essential, as full training and support will be given. Please note that all applicants much be New Zealand Registered Pharmacists.  

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NZMA’s vision is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and their communities – we do this by ensuring that our students are at the centre of everything we do, every day.  

Tutors contribute to this vision, individually and collectively by ensuring that all students are provided with an exceptional learning experience during their studies at NZMA, and are supported to achieve both their study and career goals.   

The role of a Tutor is a rewarding teaching position, combining the provision of quality tutoring that is in line with programme requirements, the establishment and management of an effective learning environment, the development of teaching resources, and the provision of student support where this is required.  

Tutors role-model possibility and success to students– and inspire students to strive to be the very best that they can be.  

Key Accountabilities:

Tuition & Marking:  
  • Provide effective, compelling and dynamic student-centred tuition in the relevant teaching discipline to the standards required for the course
  • Create and maintain an environment which supports and enhances learning and skill development
  • Ensure students are ‘Work Ready’ -  knowledge/ technical skills together with motivation, attitude, communication skills, time management, personal presentation and self-confidence – Incorporate and embed strategies to develop these into your day to day teaching
  • Be involved in the preparation of assessment and teaching materials as required
  • Keep up to date with developments in your own specialised areas of tuition and related developments in industry.  Maintain networks with the purpose of inviting contacts into class as guest speakers.
  • Mark all formative and summative work submitted by students, in accordance with NZMA policy, and return this work to students within seven working days
  • Organise guest speakers for classes at least once every five weeks
  • Organise off site class activities/ site visits at least once every five weeks
  • Embed literacy and numeracy activities into programme delivery
  • Ensure lesson plans and five weekly plans are written as scheduled and to the required level
Student Support:  
  • Act as a role model for students - specifically behaviour, conduct, appearance, attitude, personal presentation and level of professionalism are of a standard generally acceptable in a professional vocational learning environment
  • Act as an ambassador for NZMA at all times and perform the duties of the position in accordance with the organisation’s core values
  • Apply the NZMA student rules and campus rules equally to all students to ensure fairness and consistency
Academic and Student Administration:  
  • Maintain full and complete student records in accordance with NZMA policy, ensuring they meet requirements of NZQA, funding providers, current privacy and freedom of information legislation
  • Follow up on student absences, as required
  • Ensure that all preparation and tasks related to internal and external moderation process are completed in time and to the required specification
  • Prepare and complete all Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), student progress reports and tutor dashboards on time and to the required levels
  • Accurate class attendance to be recorded daily, with a record of all communication relating to absences recorded on CRM
Team Contribution:
  • Proactively contribute to and support the effective operation of the teaching model in place across the teaching team
  • Undertake all responsibilities in alignment with the core values of Quality, Innovation, Respect, Passion and Integrity
  • Undertake all responsibilities associated with your own class, as outlined within this document
  • Undertake allocated support tasks as required, for any additional classes you are supporting as part of the teaching model in place
  • Support responsibilities that may be allocated include, but may not be limited to; class-room delivery, assessment marking, absence follow-up, individual student support, resource development, organising field trips and guest speakers, creating ILPs, uniform allocation.
  What success looks like:  
  • Engaged students, with successful learning outcomes
  • Achieve unit completion as per requirements on e-tracker
  • Achieve strong EPI and attendance results, in line with the targets set on the tutor dashboard
  • Meets all programme requirements
  • Achieve positive results on moderation events
  • Achieve positive results on student evaluations
  • Receive positive results on tutor observation feedback events
What you need to be and have:    
  • An enthusiastic team player – collaborative, constructive and supportive of other team members and team results
  • Extensive experience within a role related to the teaching discipline, including a supervisory or managerial role for at least 12 months during this time
  • A relevant tertiary qualification – at a minimum of level 4 or above, or the ability to achieve this through recognition of prior learning
  • Group training or teaching experience in a multi-cultural environment, and the ability to work with others who do not have English as a first language
  • Preferably education qualifications at level 4 or above and/or the ability to achieve units 4098, 11551, 11552 and 7091, NCALNE and NCAET
  • A strong drive to develop others, and prepare them to achieve and be successful
  • Demonstrated commitment to represent and be a strong advocate for students
  • High level of interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
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