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How to Apply

Our Recruitment Process

A guide to our employment process and some key tips to consider when applying.

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Step 1:  Browse our list of available opportunities on the careers page or on Trademe. We also list open roles in the Education Gazette.

Step 2: Once you've found a role you like, please apply via Bear Park applications page.

Step 3: If your application meets with the criteria we are looking for, you will receive an introductory phone call where we will ask you a few initial questions. This is also a great opportunity to ask some questions of your own about the role.

Step 4: If we think you may be a good fit with Bear park following the initial phone call, you will be invited to attend an interview and to complete a Bear Park Application for Employment form.

Step 5:  Our in-person interview takes about one hour and is a two-way discussion where we encourage you to ask your own questions and investigate whether the role is a good fit for you.

Step 6:  The last step is our practical observational interview. This is a mutually beneficial process where you have an opportunity to demonstrate your teaching talents in a natural setting with us during a morning session.

Top tips for a successful application.

Take time to craft a Curriculum Vitae and personal cover letter before sending us your application.It should accurately represent your experience relevant to the role, your qualifications, teacher registration status (for qualified teaching roles) and your residency or work visa status.

We advise you to tailor your cover letter to a one-page introduction, specific to Bear Park. We want to hear about why you’d like to work with us, future career aspirations in education and what strengths you could bring to the role.

For a little more information before applying for a position, you are most welcome to call the centre with the open position to ask some informal questions of your own about the role or environment. They’ll be happy to help!

Note: We are required to undertake a minimum of two reference checks, a Police Check and a full qualification check.

Join us in a rewarding teaching role today! View open Bear Park positions.