Head of Centre for Learning & Campuses

About Us

Laidlaw College is the largest tertiary-level evangelical, interdenominational college in New Zealand. As a private training establishment, we offer quality education in theology, mission and ministry, counselling and education, with campuses in Henderson, Manukau and Christchurch. Study at Laidlaw is not only for those preparing for professional Christian ministry but is also for those who are seeking to deepen and integrate their faith into every area of life. We teach programmes from Certificate to Doctoral level.

Our mission is to equip students and scholars to renew their communities with a faith as intelligent as it is courageous.



The Role

We are looking for a Head of Centre for Learning & Campuses to join the Laidlaw College team.

This is a new position, responsible for ensuring effective organisational functions are in place to facilitate student learning and support student wellbeing. You will manage the Centre for Learning (CFL), pastoral care and campus teams across our three campus sites (Henderson, Manukau and Christchurch). This role reports to the Chief Operating Officer and you will work closely with the Academic Dean, the Heads of Schools, and the Senior Leadership Team.

Broadly, your areas of responsibility will include:

  • Fostering a collaborative, high-trust, high-performance, high-accountability culture within and across CFL, pastoral care and campuses.
  • Leading the operational delivery of Laidlaw’s programmes, including relationship building with Laidlaw’s partners.
  • Working with our Student Services and Student Support teams to ensure that student academic and wellbeing needs are understood and met.
  • Supporting the effective running of the College’s software platforms related to teaching and learning, including our learning and student management systems.
  • Ensuring that contingency and continuity plans are in place to mitigate against disruption to Laidlaw’s operations

As the successful candidate you will have the following:

  • A demonstrated understanding of the ethos and objectives of the College, and an ability and enthusiasm for working within that framework.
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to motivate, support and manage a diverse team.
  • A capable administrator, who promotes and exemplifies excellence in the design and implementation of systems and processes.
  • Experience in identifying, analysing and solving day-to-day problems.
  • Knowledge of technology as it applies to teaching and learning, especially concerning academic innovation, learning systems and records management.
  • Awareness of MOE, NZQA and TEC accreditation policies and processes would be advantageous.




Why Laidlaw?

We are committed to a work environment that supports wellbeing, encourages professional and personal development and celebrates successes. On our Henderson campus, our facilities include a library, cafe and an early childhood centre (Olive Shoots).

We offer:

  • Regular community gatherings and celebrations with staff and students (including Annual All Staff and Team Retreat Days)
  • Free parking and access to a staff discount card
  • Regular events and training opportunities to support your professional and personal development
  • Chaplaincy support for all staff across our campuses

For a position description, please click here.

Please apply via SEEK with a covering letter and CV to register your interest. Applications for this role close 3rd December 2021. If you have queries or would like to make a time for a confidential chat regarding the role please e-mail Tracey McDowall, HR Consultant, Laidlaw College, [email protected]