Education Development Officer

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Surf Life Saving NZ - Lower Hutt - Wellington

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is a Not for Profit organisation and the National Association representing 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs. Today a little over 18,500 people are members of SLSNZ that save over 1,000 lives every year. Providing beach patrols on 80 of New Zealand’s busiest beaches each summer is just part of what we do. Being a proactive lifesaving service, sporting organisation and providing a range of education programmes ensures that we keep New Zealand’s favourite playground safe for everyone.

SLSNZ has an exciting opportunity for someone with the unique skill set of an education and learning development background.  

The primary role of the Education Development Officer (EDO) is to support the effective development of key SLSNZ member training and educational programmes across lifesaving operations. Reporting to the National Member Education Manager (NMEM), the EDO is responsible for;

  • Supporting change within learning and development approaches and curriculum content

  • Maintenance of up to date course materials and teaching technologies including handbooks and online learning tools

  • Training of new facilitators to deliver member training

  • Assisting course coordination for select nationally run courses

  • Moderation and quality assurance.

Key Responsibilities

The EDO will deliver the following;

  • Manage the development of the Online Learning Platform, any digital systems and provide support to staff and clubs
  • Support the development and creation of new and existing education resources for lifesaving
  • Assist with the development of learning programmes including resources and assessment for instructors, examiners and other lifesaving related roles
  • Monitor and evaluate the delivery of training and development of lifesaving education
  • Assist with the development of courses or qualification resources
  • Support and/or facilitate reviews as necessary to ensure course curricula are current and appropriate
  • Promotion of the Framework and Pathways so it is well understood by members
  • Assessing applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) against established SLSNZ qualifications standards
  • Undertake any special projects as agreed with the NMEM.

Additional responsibilities can also be negotiated to suit the strengths and experiences of the appointed EDO.

Although this position is envisaged to be based on a 40hr week, there is some flexibility around the number of hours worked. This means that consideration would be given to a job sharing arrangement if that enabled two candidates with complimentary skills and experience to be appointed.


The location also has some flexibility but ideally would be located at the SLSNZ Offices in Wellington where the National Member Education Manager is based.

This is a 1 year  position to cover maternity leave although there may be a possibility of extending the contract depending on funding.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 23rd May at Wellington Airport

Job Description

Applications close 17 May 2019