Programme Administrator – School of Social Practice

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.



The Opportunity

Due to the departure of a valued staff member, we are looking for an administrator with a strong interest in quality-management and compliance processes to join our School of Social Practice team in Henderson.  The Programme Administrator role is a one year fixed term opportunity.   In this role, you will work alongside the Counselling and Education lecturing teams and the wider Laidlaw College team to effectively meet the administration, compliance, and event management needs of the College.  

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Co-ordination and facilitation of the administrative requirements of the Education and Counselling programmes. This includes leading the oversight of compliance requirements, events management and communication with students and staff.
  • Administration of the student placement practicum across the three years of the Counselling programme, ensuring its on-going development and smooth running.
  • Fostering and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders with responsiveness to the needs of the School of Social Practice and the counselling and teaching professions.


    Who are we looking for?

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in the following:

    • Conscientious attention to detail, with an ability to see how details connect to form the ‘big picture’
    • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team
    • Confident  problem-solving skills
    • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
    • Ability to cope under pressure with a variety of tasks and important deadlines
    • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft 365
    • Experience with compliance and/or administrative related tasks in education 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, café, 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
    • Chaplaincy support for staff
    • Regular events and training opportunities to support your professional and personal development.


    How do I apply?

    To view the job description please click here.

    Please apply via SEEK with a covering letter and CV to register your interest. We will interview for this role as applications are received. If you would like to make a time for a confidential phone call to discuss any queries, please e-mail Tracey McDowall, HR Consultant, [email protected].