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We look to attract, develop and retain those who care deeply about girls’ education, and are dedicated to supporting our students under the Dalton Plan.

Working at Ascham

The expertise and commitment of Ascham’s teachers and corporate services staff are just two reasons why Ascham girls flourish during their time at School and beyond.

To ensure we maintain this successful dynamic, we look to attract, develop and retain those who care deeply about girls’ education, and are dedicated to supporting our students in their educational development under the guide of the Dalton Plan.

We post all current employment opportunities on this site and on Seek.

Current vacancies

The expertise and commitment of Ascham’s teachers and corporate services staff are just two reasons why Ascham girls flourish during their time at School and beyond.

Ascham School seeks to provide a child-safe environment. Our School actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of our students, and our school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm, in accordance with their legal and ethical obligations. Ascham’s Child Safe policies and practices and our Staff Code of Conduct are available on our website.

The process

To ensure we maintain this successful dynamic, we look to attract, develop and retain those who care deeply about girls’ education, and are dedicated to supporting our students in their educational development under the guide of the Dalton Plan.

Below is a list of our current vacancies, which can also be found on Seek. Please ensure you read the position description for the role you are interested in, and you have prepared any documentation before you apply.

Please contact our Human Resources team with any queries.

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At Ascham, teachers are responsible for the intellectual development and wellbeing of their students. Teachers deliver excellence in developing and delivering academic programs through the Dalton Plan, administration of student assessment and results, marking and record keeping.

We are currently seeking a Temporary (1 Year) Full Time History teacher to commence from Term 4, 2024. You will be covering a staff member on leave

To be successful you will possess:
  • A tertiary major in History and accreditation with NESA.
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students and teach to the strengths of girls.
  • Experience in teaching Stage 4 and 5 History and the ability to teach Stage 6 Ancient History.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills.
  • Proven ICT skills withinan environment wherestudents bring a personal deviceto school
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher
  • Experience and success with teaching specialneeds and provisions is an advantage
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

The successful applicant will enjoy small class sizes, a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of two referees by COB 5 July 2024.

Please note, we will not proceed with applications that do not have this information.

Read position description (PDF)

Ascham is an independent girls’ school, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent and compassionate young women with a sense of purpose in the world. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment.

We are seeking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic teacher able to deliver subjects in English. This is a Permanent full-time (1.0 FTE) teaching role starting 29 July, 2024. 

Applicants will be able to demonstrate a track record of:
  • Their students producing a range of high-quality work
  • An ability to deliver safe and engaging lessons
  • An understanding of key concepts and the ability to demonstrate practical techniques
  • An awareness and ability to provide and manage a safe work environment
  • Appropriate use of ICT
  • An ability to develop self-efficacy in the students they teach
What you have to do to succeed:
  • A tertiary major in English literature and accreditation with NESA
  • Willingness to teach Extension 1 and 2 stage 6 syllabus (highly desirable)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Excellent ICT skills and willingness to develop ICT skills within an environment where students bring a personal device to school
  • Willingness to carry out other duties as required by the Head of School that fall within the parameters of the role
  • Provides references and Working with Children Documentation
  • Supports the ethos and strategic direction of the school
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students
  • Ability to teach to the strengths of girls

The successful applicant will enjoy small class sizes, a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of two referees by COB 5 July 2024.

Please note, we will not proceed with applications that do not have this information.

Read position description (PDF)

Ascham is an independent girls’ school, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent and compassionate young women with a sense of purpose in the world. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment. Ascham values staff who demonstrate a positive and proactive approach to their work and have a willingness to participate in the life of the School. We look for vibrant, dedicated and capable staff who have initiative, empathy, a good sense of humour and a professional behaviour to achieve the School’s objectives.

We are seeking an experienced Facilities Manager to commence as soon as possible in this permanent full-time position. 

You will work well in a team environment, have pride in your work and high attention to detail. The Facilities Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of the Maintenance Department including School functions and events. The Facilities Manager is 2IC to Head of Property and will relieve in this position at times of  leave. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Administer Ascham’s helpdesk ticketing system and check and action emails from various departments and stakeholders
  • Assist Head of Property with Communications from the Maintenance department including Hub notices 
  • Assist Head of Property with the monthly Property and Maintenance Report
  • Manage subcontractor compliance, administration and document management
  • Collaborate with all school staff in order to facilitate and encourage increased awareness and understanding of plant, equipment and safety related issues
  • Manage the procurement of loose furniture to an FF&E schedule
  • Implement procurement practices that are aligned with Ascham’s Sustainability and Procurement policies from tenders and quotes to raising purchase orders and clearing invoices (Ascham uses Concur)
  • Maintain a service schedule for school vehicle and maintenance buggies
  • Maintain and manage the School’s key register 
  • Maintain and manage Aschams Asset Register
  • Assist with preparing tenders and scope of works
  • Assist with preparing Business Cases
  • Inspection and identification of works required
  • Prepare expense and credit card reconciliations for the Maintenance Department
  • Maintain property records, database and filing/ archiving
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical publications
  • Accomplish maintenance and organization mission by completing related tasks as requested by Head of Property
  • Be a key contributor to the Corporate Services team
  • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with legislation, industrial and Ascham procedures in the area of Work Health and Safety (WHS)
  • Undertake other duties at the request of the Head of Property
Essential Criteria
  • Demonstrated experience managing WHS compliance in a complex working environment
  • Knowledge of building maintenance and construction practices and methods
  • Proactive problem solver with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to read plans, sketches and maintenance work order requests 
  • Understanding and commitment to risk management procedures
  • Understanding of and commitment to WHS principles 
  • Requirement to work during pupil vacation periods
  • Good communication skills

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter and curriculum vitae (please include WWCC & First Aid and CPR details) and the names and contact details of two referees by COB 14 June 2024.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Read position description (PDF)

Ascham is an independent girls’ school, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent and compassionate young women with a sense of purpose in the world. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment.

We are currently seeking a Permanent full-time Executive Assistant to the Director of Studies to commence from Term 3, 2024.  The role is term time only, but the successful person will be required to work 1 week during each holiday period.This position has the responsibility for providing confidential secretarial support and a high level of administrative and operational assistance to the Director of Studies.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Efficient and harmonious management of the day-to-day administration for the Director of Studies, including coordinating and assisting the Director of Studies to effectively manage the workflow.
  • Prioritise all matters, requests and complaints into the Director of Studies’ office with initiative, confidentiality and diplomacy. 
  • Manage the Director of Studies’ diary by identifying and resolving potential diary conflicts, coordinating teaching and meeting appointments.
  • Prepare professional correspondence, reports, documents and presentations as directed by the Director of Studies.
  • Manage specific projects/tasks on behalf of the Director of Studies and produce high quality and timely correspondence, reports and presentations.
  • Ensure the School has an ongoing positive relationship with stakeholders.
  • Correspond with external providers such as NSW School of Languages and Allwell Testing
  • Organise and manage set up for NAPLAN, Minimum Standards testing, and internal examination blocks as directed
  • Work with the Head of Learning Enhancement and Enrichment and HSC Presiding Officer to organise logistics for the HSC examinations
  • Supervise students actively as the need arises
  • Liaise with staff, parents and teachers when required
  • Support data collection processes and the administration demands of the Studies Department. to evaluate and feedback on school-based programs and strategies
Essential Criteria
  • Minimum 5 years administration experience
  • Experience in providing high quality and professional executive secretarial and administrative support services, requiring initiative and discretion at a senior executive level.
  • Knowledge of best practice behaviour with executive management support and administrative office functions.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to positive relationships and professional communications with all stakeholders. Including the ability to liaise pleasantly and competently with students, parents, staff and visitors.
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills with the ability to work autonomously as well as a team member, and show initiative and enthusiasm.
  • Advanced levels of computer literacy including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point, general data entry and task management.
  • Capacity to operate with discretion, respect, trust and discernment while also maintaining confidentiality.
  • Possess a professional attitude, in line with the School values, to the completion of duties and responsibilities
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.
  • A firm commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • A demonstrated understanding of child safety and appropriate behaviours when engaging with children. 

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter and curriculum vitae (please include WWCC & First Aid and CPR details) and the names and contact details of two referees by COB 14 June 2023.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Read position description (PDF)

Ascham values staff who demonstrate a positive and proactive approach to their work and have a willingness to participate in the life of the School. We look for vibrant, dedicated and capable staff who have initiative, empathy, a good sense of humour and a professional behaviour to achieve the School’s objectives. 

We are seeking a part-time, permanent Assistant Head Coach of Swimming to help take our program to the next level. The Ascham Program consists of both a large Summer (Term 1 & 4) season and smaller Winter (Term 2 & 3) season. A competitive remuneration package will be provided based on experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

This position has responsibility for ensuring the support of an outstanding Swimming program at Ascham. As the Assistant Head Coach of Swimming you will develop, encourage, and grow participation in Swimming at Ascham in partnership with all stakeholders. One of the key focuses, will be in developing excellence within the Ascham Swimming Club ensuring representation at both a State and National Level. The Assistant Head Coach of Swimming will also concurrently promote Swimming as an enjoyable, healthy sport for people of all ages and abilities in a safe and friendly environment, and foster and encourage good sportsmanship and fellowship amongst all participants.

What do you need to succeed?
  • A Development Coach Accreditation (or equivalent Coaching Experience)
  • Have a minimum of three years coaching experience within a school with a strong background in events across the Youth Development spectrum (12 years to 18 years). 
  • Show evidence of a commitment to girls’ sport 
  • Be familiar with the IGSA, NSW and Australian Swimming sport procedures, policies and events 
  • Manage and enhance the school’s sport and recreation programs and the people who participate in them 
  • Proven experience in coaching and leading other coaches in their discipline
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via SEEK with a copy of your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and cover letter no later than 14 June 2024.

Please note applicants will be interviewed as applications are received. 

Read position description (PDF)

Ascham values staff who demonstrate a positive and proactive approach to their work and have a willingness to participate in the life of the School. We look for vibrant, dedicated and capable staff who have initiative, empathy, a good sense of humour and a professional behaviour to achieve the School’s objectives. 

We are seeking a temporary full-time Sports Coordinator to lead our external programs. The Ascham Program consists of Rowing, Sailing, Snowsports, and External Programs opportunities. A competitive remuneration package will be provided based on experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. You will be covering a staff member on leave from 22 July 2024 to 18 October 2024.

The position will have the responsibility for co-ordinating and leading the administration of our external sports to maximise the positive effects of school sports involvement for our students. As a Sports Coordinator you will drive excellence within the Ascham sports program. You will provide an important link between key stakeholders and the sports department. Ensuring all external sports are well supported, receive pro-active high-quality administration/logistics assistance and clear communication to support the schools’ vision for sport.

What do you need to succeed?
  • An appropriate degree or extensive relevant experience in sports administration/management.
  • An ability to be an effective team member, including initiative, passion, willingness to collaborate and people management skills to drive holistic sports involvement.
  • Proven ability to lead a team and work collaboratively with all key stakeholders
  • Proven experience in coaching and/or leading other staff in their discipline
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via SEEK with a copy of your CV (inc. WWCC & First Aid details) and cover letter no later than Friday, 14 June 2024.

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

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We look forward to welcoming you.

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