Pasifika Student Support Advisor


The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Pasifika Student Support Advisor to join our Student Support team. The location of this role is at both our Henderson and Manukau campuses.

You’ll be working to provide student support to our Pasifika students across all of our study programmes, enhancing their experience and aiding their successful completion of courses. Your experience in building trusted relationships and your proactive and caring support will be critical to ensuring their academic success.

You will report to the Student Support Manager and work with the wider staff team including Student Services, our Pasifika Ambassador and Lecturers. This is a part time permanent role (16 hours across 4 days a week). Specific days and hours of work across the two campuses will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting Pasifika students through the enquiry, application, enrolment, and orientation stages of admission to Laidlaw College
  • Supporting Pasifika students to successfully navigate their educational journey by helping them engage with academic processes
  • Providing pastoral care and referring students to counselling services as necessary


Who We’re Looking For

The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong commitment to the vision and mission of Laidlaw College
  • Understanding and experience of Pasifika cultures and values
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (a Degree in Counselling, Education or Theology related fields is preferred, but not essential)
  • Well developed and confident interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thorough planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, email, cloud and web-based systems)
  • The ability to work collaboratively within and across the Centre for Learning (CFL) team



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 Vision: A world shaped by love, compelled and informed by the Gospel.

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


Why Laidlaw?

We offer a work environment that supports wellbeing, encourages professional and personal development and celebrates successes. These initiatives include:

  • Regular community gatherings and celebrations with staff and students
  • Childcare facilities, library and a café onsite (Henderson)
  • Free parking
  • Access to a staff discount card
  • Regular events and training opportunities to support your professional and personal development

For a position description, please click here

Please apply via SEEK with a covering letter and CV to register your interest. The interview process will commence as and when suitable candidates apply.

If you would like to make a time for a confidential phone call to discuss any queries, please e-mail Tracey McDowall, HR Consultant, Laidlaw College, [email protected]