Facilitator - Early Years



Location: Christchurch
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE) (0.8 FTE would be considered)
Term: January - June 2018
Start Date: January 2018
Applications Close: 5pm, Wednesday 6 December 2017



He purapura i ruia mai i Rangiātea e kore e ngaro

A seed sown in Rangiātea will never be lost


CORE is a not for profit education consultancy, professional learning and research agency actively involved working with individual educators, schools, clusters and partner organisations. 

CORE Education (CORE) is a forward‐thinking, values‐driven organisation. We are proud of the culture we have created in our workplace, and the atmosphere that staff and visitors experience in our organisation. Our mission is to push the boundaries of educational possibility.

An opportunity is now available for a facilitator to join our Early Years team. The preferred candidate will have previous experience in facilitating adults in early childhood education. Strength in cultural competence, leadership, curriculum implementation and teaching infants and toddlers is preferred.


Key areas of responsibilities include:

  • review and development of early years programmes aligned to Te Whāriki (2017)
  • delivery of the Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities programmes (SELO) in Canterbury, the West Coast and potentially further afield
  • facilitation of effective pedagogical practices with kaiako, services and leaders to improve outcomes for children.
  • using internal evaluation to promote effective curriculum implementation and leadership
  • evaluating practice and reporting on impact and outcomes


To be successful in this role you will:

  • demonstrate your commitment to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • be experienced in engaging with Māori and Pasifika
  • demonstrate cultural competence
  • practice relational pedagogy
  • have a deep understanding of curriculum design and implementation (we are seeking strong domain knowledge and understanding of the updated Te Whāriki (2017)
  • be experienced in leading others
  • understand and use internal evaluation to improve practices
  • be experienced in teaching infants and toddlers
  • have experience in facilitating adult learning
  • be a competent user of digital technologies


For any queries regarding this role, please contact Kathryn O'Connell-Sutherland on 021910217 or kathryn.oconnell-sutherland@core-ed.ac.nz


Other information

Please find the relevant Role Description and Application for Appointment form below: 

Role Description

Application for Appointment Form

Please send your application to alyssa.mcarthur@core-ed.org

We will require a covering letter, CV and application for appointment form.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.