Local Jobs, Training and Support
Tēnā koutou! See below for current local vacancies, training, and support.
The Workforce Team compile information about current vacancies, workforce focussed training being offered locally, and places to go for help and support. Fortnightly emails alert stakeholders when the information’s been updated online on the Ōpōtiki District Council website.
If you would like an email alerting you of these updates fortnightly, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Subscribe’. If you or your business have a vacancy you would like to advertise on this webpage, email the following details to email@example.com:
- Position title and relevant details (e.g. necessary or preferred prerequisites/qualifications)
- Start date, application closing date (if applicable), and whether full time, part time, fixed, etc.
- Contact name and number and/or email for people who are interested
- If you have a website where the job is listed, we can link to that - or similarly if it's on Trade Me or SEEK
Kia ora and welcome to this updated listing on 16 September 2021. Thinking of you all as we negotiate our way through this new COVID outbreak. Keep safe in your bubbles – and thanks to all the essential workers still providing services to us. For more information about what to do, where to get support and help and Council services - see Covid-19 - Ōpōtiki District Council (odc.govt.nz)
NB Given the current COVID outbreak, all jobs and training listed here are subject to Alert Level safety restrictions.
COVID RESPONSE JOBS
- This job has expired. Te Reo Māori & Pasifika Language Speakers - Casual Contact Centre Mahi - Work from home COVID response jobs available, see more information about what’s required, and application details here: https://whakarongorau.nz/careers/covid?ja-job=350122
Ōpōtiki District Council is piloting new Cadetship Opportunities in some of our departments. This is made possible thanks to the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs Recovery Project, a national initiative supporting rural communities. The focus of the funding is to support under 30 year old locals who have been unemployed or insecurely employed (e.g. part time or casual), to gain entry level roles.
Successful applicants will become part of a team of ODC cadets who get training and coaching within their specific jobs and more broadly, to learn about working for local government and the many different opportunities and career pathways it offers.
Cadetships currently available:
- This job has expired. Ōpōtiki District Council – Gardener Cadetships (x2) – 12 months fixed term. NB Applications close September 17
- Ōpōtiki District Council – Engineering Cadetship – 12 months fixed term. Applications close October 1
Other Local Government/Government vacancies:
- This job is expired. Ōpōtiki District Council – Financial Controller – Full time permanent. Applications close September 20
- Ōpōtiki District Council – Project Manager – Full time permanent. Applications close September 27
- Ōpōtiki District Council – Rates Officer – Full time permanent. Applications close October 12
- Ōpōtiki District Council – Operations Engineer – Solid Waste and Stormwater – Full time permanent. Applications close October 12
- Department of Corrections – Community Work Supervisor – Casual part time. For more information and to apply visit the link and submit a CV and Cover Letter. Applications close October 19
- This job is expired. Ministry of Social Development – Case Managers | SEEK – Full time permanent. For more information visit the link and download the position description. Apply online via the link. Applications close September 19
EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
- Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board - Tiaki Taiao Project Co-ordinator - Full time permanent. Visit the link for more information or to apply, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close October 1
- Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board - Tiaki Taiao Kaimahi x 3 - Full time permanent. Visit the link for more information or to apply, or email email@example.com. Applications close October 1
- Ōpōtiki News - Delivery Person for 29 papers - delivery by 7.30am every Thursday along St John/Church St, plus side streets. For more information call Jan on 07 315 6106 ext 701
- Woodlands School – Relief Teachers Needed – For more information call 07 315 7633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Buddy support wanted for activities with 39-year-old man with a disability – 2-3 days per week, $25 per hour. Activities include surfing, swimming, gym, golf, fishing, biking, and gardening. Must have full Class 1. For more information and to apply text or call Alan on 021 0263 3803
- Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea – Youth to Employment & Education Y2 Operative | Trade Me Jobs – Full time permanent. For more information and to apply contact Karen Whiteman on 07 315 6042 or email email@example.com.
- This job has expired. Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu / The Correspondence School – Additional Teacher | SEEK – Part time fixed term. For more information and to apply visit the link or contact Megan (Team Leader – Learning Support) on 027 481 4206. Applications close September 19 5pm
- Idea Services – Support Worker | Trade Me Jobs – Full time permanent.
- Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ – Kaiārahi Rōpū / Team Leader 2022 Census Test – Full time contract. For more information and to apply visit https://censusjobs.co.nz/
- Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust – Youth Mentors Needed – For more information and to apply call into 94B Church Street, Ōpōtiki with a CV, or phone 07 315 5174
- Bridge Street Cafe – Chef/Cook – Part time. Contact Avon at 07 315 8110 for more details and to apply, or call into 77 Bridge Street, Ōpōtiki
- Ōpōtiki Pumps & Irrigation – Reception / Administration & Accounts | Trade Me Jobs – Full time permanent. For more information and to apply, submit a CV to Stephen and Allie by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
TRADES RELATED AND DRIVING JOBS
- Robert Monk Transport Ltd - Fert Spreader Driver/Operator. Must have current Full Class 1 License; preference for Class 5, but will accept Class 2 or 4. For more information or to apply email email@example.com or call into 66 Wellington Street, Ōpōtiki, to pick up and Application Form.
- Scott Logging Ltd – Logging Crew Foreman/Loader of Processor Operator | Trade Me Jobs – Full time permanent. For more information and to apply, call Henry on 0272136327, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the link.
- Seymours Transport is seeking truck drivers with a Class 5 ticket to cart one load of logs per day from the Ōpōtiki District to the Port of Tauranga. Happy to train people up, as long as they have their Class 5 licence. For more information and to apply call Charlie on 027 588 8839, or email to email@example.com
- Ōpōtiki Drainlayers Ltd – Digger Operator/Truck Driver | Trade Me Jobs – Full time permanent. Class 2 License and WTR Endorsement necessary. Apply online or call Hori Lack on 07 315 6321. Applications close September 23
- Ōpōtiki Drainlayers Ltd – Qualified Drainlayer | Trade Me Jobs – Full time permanent. Current PGDB Licence, Class 1 & 2 License, and WTR Endorsements necessary. Apply online or call Hori Lack on 07 315 6321. Applications close September 23
- Tirohanga Fruit Co Ltd - Experienced Spreader Driver/Operator | Trade Me Jobs - Full time permanent. Some prerequisites apply: check the link. For more information and to apply call Maria on 07 315 7866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Seeka Ltd – Orchard Supervisors | Trade Me Jobs – Full time permanent. Apply online via the link. Applications close October 06
- This Spring and Summer are you keen on outdoors work, learning something new, and working in a team? Thompson’s Horticulture Ltd has varied horticulture positions with flexible start dates from October. For more information contact Sonia on 027 568 1168 or email@example.com, and to apply visit: https://www.thompsonsltd.co.nz/join-the-thompsons-family/
- Eastpack - Employment | Packhouse Positions | EastPack (googleadservices.com)
- See more kiwifruit picking jobs at Jobs in Opotiki, North Island | Jora
- Whakatōhea Mussels (Ōpōtiki) Limited – Mussel Openers | Trade Me Jobs – Full time contract. Apply online via the link. Applications close October 14
Upcoming Training in Ōpōtiki
NB Due to the current COVID outbreak and Alert Level 3 restrictions, the dates for the following training have been amended and sessions will be subject to Alert Level safety requirements.
- FREE training - Commercial Road Transport. The demand for heavy vehicle drivers and operators is strong both local and nationally. If you're keen, and already have your Class 2, take a look at this FREE training programme due to start on October 18 in Ōpōtiki: https://axiomtraining.co.nz/courses/nzc-in-commercial-road-transport-hvo-level-3. For more details you can also contact Shane Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 027 700 9584.
Class 2 and Road Safety - ALL SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS:
- Class 2 License in Ōpōtiki – there are no spaces available in this two-day Class 2 License course, at $1,200 (GST excl) per person. The sessions will now take place on consecutive Wednesdays, September 29 and October 6, and will run from 8.30am-2.30pm. Prerequisites include: Class 2 Learner License. For more information and to register for this course, contact Anthony Rudkin at 027 249 0760 or email@example.com
- Traffic Control (TTM) in Ōpōtiki – there are still 6 spaces available in the TTM (Temporary Traffic Management) worker training course that will now run on Wednesday October 13 from 8.30am-4pm, at $375 (GST excl) per person. For more information and to register for this course, contact Anthony Rudkin at 027 249 0760 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Traffic Control (TMO) in Ōpōtiki – there are 10 spaces available in the TMO (Traffic Management Operative) worker training course, at $375 (GST excl) per person. This is a two-day course that will now run on consecutive Wednesdays, October 20 and October 27, from 8.30am-2.30pm. Prerequisites include: having previously held the TTM qualification or the Basic Traffic Controller (TC) qualification. There is an additional practical assessment to this qualification that will be organised on an individual basis with the trainer. For more information and to register for this course, contact Anthony Rudkin at 027 249 0760 or email@example.com
OTHER INDUSTRY TRAINING, SUPPORT AND FUNDING
- Fruition Horticulture offer a selection of Horticulture and Health and Safety training across NCEA Level 2-6, some of which are fees free. For more information visit https://www.fruition.net.nz/we-offer/training/
Employers - Training Support:
The Tertiary Education Commission provides various training cost support for employers:
- Workplace Literacy & Numeracy Fund – for more information visit https://www.skillshighway.govt.nz/get-help/funding-assistance
- Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) – for more information visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/
- Apprenticeship Boost – for more information visit https://workandincome.govt.nz/work/apprentice-support/
- Māori Trades and Training Fund (MTTF) – for more information https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/providers/programmes-and-projects/maori-trades-and-training-fund.html
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AND INFORMATION
If you’re seeking work and would like assistance to get prepared there are a number of agencies locally that can help:
- Eastbay REAP is an education-focused community and social development organisation. In our local office we can provide you with advice, support and coaching in a number of areas. Pop in to talk to one of the team who will be happy to help with any enquiry you may have. Our office hours are 9am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Contact them via: 93 Church Street, Ōpōtiki 3122. Phone 07-3155790, Freephone 0800-432-7327, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Y2Hub runs 12 week course for youth (16-24 years old) becoming: work ready, confident and prepared to make it happen! We offer unit standards, life skills, and promote licencing. By celebrating success, Rangatahi inspire others to raise the bar on their own terms. If this is you visit Y2Hub - 115 Church Street, Ōpōtiki or ring 07 974 6055
- Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust provide a variety of services available to anyone who may need some support, such as Whanau Support, Budgeting, CAYAD, Transitional Housing, Essential Repairs and He Poutama Rangatahi. He Poutama Rangatahi (Tuhono Mentoring) has a particular focus on supporting young people aged 16-24 years through one-on-one mentoring, into employment, or training and apprenticeships.
- Te Ara Tau programme is about reconnecting with your strengths, building on your beliefs of what you can do, and finding the motivation to fuel you to your next goal. This programme helps enhance your chances to work placement and is open entry. You can enquire at the Workforce Development Centre training hub at 122 Saint John Street, Ōpōtiki or email email@example.com
- The Ōpōtiki District Library can help you with your CV/Resume, which is a key tool used as a personal marketing document to highlight to potential employers why you're the best candidate for the job. The Ōpōtiki District Library can support you to create and develop your CV/Resume. Pop in and see our friendly staff at 112 Church Street, Ōpōtiki, between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-1pm Saturdays.
- Keen for some business support and advice? David Turner of the Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce is available at the Digital Hub every third Wednesday. Call him on 021 228 5295 to make an appointment.
- Careers Coaching and Seminars are available locally by appointment. Contact Elwira Ograbek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 190 3406 for more information and to book.
- Connected was launched in August 2020 to help New Zealanders find government support for employment, education and training, including the support created in response to COVID-19. Visit the Connected website for more information https://www.connected.govt.nz/ or phone 0800 264 737 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm). You can also pop into the local Connected centre on 24 Pyne Street, Whakatane (MSD Employment Centre) and speak to the Employment Liaison Advisor: Latdavone Saengon.
- The Ministry of Social Development delivers social services and assistance to individuals, whānau, and communities. We work directly with New Zealanders to improve their social wellbeing. We’re here to help you financially if you’re on a low income or not working, support you into work, and help you with housing. For more information go to www.workandincome.govt.nz
Reminder from the Workforce Team that we have Mayors Taskforce for Jobs subsidies available to local employers who are taking on young people (under 30’s) who are unemployed or COVID Displaced. If you want to learn more, please email email@example.com