Equity Through Access: Opening Doors So All May Learn

Unique Opportunity to Lead a World Class School

Applications are invited for the principalship of BLENNZ, the Blind and Low Vision Education Network New Zealand. Since its inception in 2005 BLENNZ has become a world class organisation that includes a state school and a nation-wide network of services, with a growing international reputation for fresh thinking in the education of blind and low vision learners aged from 0 – 21 years. The award winning Homai Campus in South Auckland offers state-of-the-art assessment and specialist learning facilities and together with 12 regional centres supports almost 1500 learners in their own schools throughout the country.

This Unique organisation Requires a Unique Principal:-
* Diplomatic, decisive and inclusive leader totally committed to unlocking the full potential of blind, deafblind and low vision people so they can play their full part in society. You will need to demonstrate a broad management background that includes financial competency, marketing skills and governance expertise. A passion for the use of ICT as a learning tool will be essential.
* Visionary teaching practitioner capable of further enhancing the reputation of BLENNZ, contributing to the board’s strategic direction and developing the existing very capable leadership team.
* Warm, persuasive and sensitive individual who will further develop the strong culture of cohesion and community across the organisation, with an infectious enthusiasm for student learning and deeply involved in the New Zealand Curriculum.


Contact Vanessa McComb at Blackcat Education, email vanessa@blkcat.co.nz or call +64 9 443 0060

Phone the Board Chair, Clive Lansink +64 9 520-4242 or email clive@lansink.co.nz.

Also please visit http://www.blennz.school.nz and http://www.blackcateducation.co.nz


Remuneration – the remuneration package reflects the importance of this senior role and will be in excess of USD $110,000 per annum (including allowances)


Job Opportunity – Braille Producer (Auckland)

Experience a heightened sense of reward

To you, a rewarding career is one that brings benefit not only to yourself, but to others as well. Work amongst like-minded professionals in our friendly team providing world-leading services and support for the blind, partially sighted and deafblind.

The accessible format production team at the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind converts print texts into a variety of alternative formats including large print, Braille and accessible multimedia. Creating an accessible format includes interpreting any visual material and writing text equivalents or creating tactile or enlarged images.

We are looking for someone with good text editing and proof-reading skills to train as a Braille producer, converting print text into Braille and creating tactile diagrams. Knowledge of Braille is not essential as full training is provided. However, you will need some experience of tertiary study and a good grounding in Maths or Science to help with the production of textbooks for school students. Experience with computer graphics packages such as Adobe Illustrator would also be an advantage.

Have you always wanted to learn more about Braille? Are you intrigued by how a blind or partially sighted person reads tables and diagrams? Do you like lots of variety and a chance to really make a difference? If you answered yes to all those questions then this could be just the job for you.

To learn more about this position download the job description (.doc, 123kb). To apply please go to job application form. If you are unable to access the website please email hr@rnzfb.org.nz or phone our recruitment hotline on 09 355 6913.

Applications close on 15 February 2012

The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind is committed to a policy of EEO and Biculturalism.

Work opportunity: Administration Officer, Alternative Format and Braille Production Services at Queensland Department of Education and Training

This work opportunity is posted on behalf of a Round Table member organisation. If your member organisation would like to share a paid or voluntary work opportunity in the print disability field, please email the details to Tammy Axelsen, Round Table Administration Officer admin@printdisability.org

Position: Administration Officer, Alternative Format and Braille Production Services

Round Table member organisation: Queensland Department of Education and

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Role Description: As the Administration Officer, Alternative Format and Braille Production Services you will contribute to the provision of a quality educational service by producing Braille books and resource materials to assist with classroom teaching.

Applications due: Wednesday, 27 July 2011

For more information contact: Ann Howlett on (07) 3240 9336