Work for the NZ Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation!

HITO is responsible for developing and implementing industry qualifications for the hairdressing beauty therapy and barbering sectors. We want employees who are passionate about our industry and committed to supporting our apprentices and employers.

Sales and Training Advisor

The NZ Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation (HITO) is the government-appointed standard setting body for all the New Zealand Qualifications for Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy.

Working with our industries and NZQA, we develop, arrange and support education, training, and assessment for apprentices and trainees. Our vision is for 100% of people in our industries to have a New Zealand qualification.

This role, Sales and Training Advisor, is pivotal to achieving our vision. You will be responsible for recruiting and supporting employers and apprentices/trainees get the training and qualifications they need for career and business success.

You will need to be excellent with people, customer-focused, self-motivated, well organised, and a problem solver. Experience with relationship management and the ability to support training are key to success in the role.

Hairdressing, Barbering or Beauty Therapy experience is an advantage and passion for the success of these industries is essential.

We currently have 11 regions across the country. This region covers Hamilton and the Bay of Plenty, so travel is a requirement for the role.

To request a job description or apply email: by 5pm, 25th July 2018.

Please send cover letter and CV.

Applicants must have New Zealand residency or hold a valid NZ work visa.


Hamilton & Bay of Plenty.

Work Type

Salary + car. Full-time, fixed term with opportunity to extend.


Account & Relationship Management.

Industry Assessors

HITO assessors play an important role in the qualification process, conducting assessments to ensure our graduates are fit for purpose and performing at the level our industries demand. We are always looking for new applications from experienced professionals interested in working as assessors on a contract basis.

As a contract Industry Assessor, you will be expected to:

  • Complete pre-assessment “Guidelines” meetings with apprentices who are ready to sit their final assessments.
  • Assess practical final assessments:
    • 2757 Apply hairdressing services under workplace conditions
    • 2759 Perform hairdressing services in a commercial salon
    • 10650 Perform barbering services and run a barber chair in a commercial salon
  • Mark theory assessments, including Gateway marking.
  • Complete thorough assessment notes and provide feedback to trainees on all assessments.
  • Report results and completed documents to HITO.

Successful new applicants will participate in an induction programme and ongoing training and moderation requirements.

Industry Assessors must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a NZ Trade Certificate in Hairdressing or National/NZ Certificate or accepted equivalent.
  • Be actively involved in a commercial salon for a minimum of 25 hours per week.
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience following qualification.
  • Have, or be actively working towards unit standards 4098 and 11552.
  • Show currency through professional development within the industry.

Industry Assessors are required to:

  • Be well organised and presented.
  • Maintain a professional and inclusive environment.
  • Be able to assess multiple candidates at the same time.
  • Follow the Assessment Guidelines.
  • Use effective communication with salon and barbershop owners, apprentices, HITO staff and other industry assessors.
  • Ensure effective written record-keeping and reporting.
  • Be involved in moderation.

Download the application form:

Email your application to

Applicants must have New Zealand residency or hold a valid NZ work visa.



Work Type



Education and training
Workplace training and assessment

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