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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.

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.

This position has primary responsibility to provide direct health care to our students during school term time and oversee management of the Health Centre. In particular being responsible for the term time daily health needs of both day and boarding students. This includes providing first aid and initial assessment of illness through a well-equipped 24/7 Health Centre, providing safe & effective direct nursing care in line with nursing best practice principles, as well as liaising between local Doctor’s and the Boarding House.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Know and treat each child in your care as an individual and encourage self-discipline and a sense of responsibility.
  • Ensure the health needs of a student or staff member suffering an illness or accident are effectively met.
  • Monitor the health status of boarding students, and where applicable and with parental consent, refer on to relevant appropriate health/medical specialists.
  • Understand and promote the School’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures.
  • Provide administrative support in the clinic. Review all new student health information, manage new and current student medical files. Ensure medical information is communicated to staff as appropriate to ensure the wellbeing of the student and medical needs are met.
  • Use professional judgement to solve problems or escalate issues when there are no clear methods or procedures in place for doing so. 
  • Deliver specific objectives as agreed with the Deputy Head to achieve the values, goals and strategies of the School.
  • Ensure compliance with the Schools Code of Conduct and all other internal policies and procedures.
  • Effectively oversee the Management of the Health Centre by supervising all nursing staff, coordinating the nursing roster, ensuring systems are efficient and effective, and policies and procedures are up to date.
  • Facilitate NSW schools immunisation program in collaboration with the Local Public Health Vaccination Team 
  • Manage Health Centre Budget 
Essential Criteria
  • Registered Nursing qualifications with clinical experience and the ability to work with school-aged children and adolescents.
  • Current Registration certified by the Australian Health Regulators Agency. 
  • Current CPR and First Aid qualifications.
  • Active interest in School Nursing, paediatric and/or adolescent health. Experience in managing immunisation programs, anaphylaxis and allergy action plans, diabetes, asthma and mental Health needs in community settings. 
  • Proven ability to work within the WHS management systems including reporting incidents/accidents to the appropriate staff as soon as possible.
  • Provide prompt and cheerful service to staff, students, parents & visitors including exceptional communication and liaison skills with both children & adults.
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions & handle unexpected situations in a mature & professional manner.
  • Willingness to be on-call as part of a roster and ­ stay overnight where needed.
  • Willingness to attend camps and excursions outside of normal working hours in capacity of school nurse as required or requested 
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality & professional conduct.
  • Intermediate computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • A valid Working with Children Check clearance.
  • Excellent communication skills. Will need to be able to communicate with school personnel, teaching and support staff, parents and guardians, to effectively manage the health care needs of students.
  • Able to advise on infection control measures to minimise infection risk to self, students, staff and community 
  • Educate and train staff as required including but not limited to asthma management, allergy and  anaphylaxis updates.
  • Attend education sessions and ensure continuing professional development to maintain current skills required to fulfil role as school nurse.

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 18 March 2024. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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 a permanent French teacher, working full time (1 FTE) to commence in Term 2, 2024. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching within the Dalton Principles, including Responsibility, Independence, Collaboration and Reflection
  • Writing, implementing and evaluating teaching programs and Dalton assignments
  • Developing effective examination, testing and reporting procedures
  • Actively participating in the planning of curriculum, writing of programs and scope and sequences, writing of resources 
  • Developing and using an innovative curriculum on the school Learning Management System (CANVAS)
  • Using formative and summative assessment to determine student progress
  • Creating a stimulating classroom environment where students can flourish
  • Submit reports at a professional standard that demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of each student
  • Submit marking, reports and results in a timely manner and meets deadlines 
  • Marks work for students within one week of submission
  • Planning and oversight of individual student and group academic needs and progress, including enrichment (extension) and enhancement (support)
  • Monitoring and reporting on the progress of all students 
Essential Criteria
  • A tertiary qualification in Teaching and accreditation with NESA.
  • Fluent in speaking, writing and reading French.
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students and teach to the strengths of girls.
  • Ability to teach HSC levels.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills.
  • Proven ICT skills within an environment where students bring a personal device to school.
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher.
  • Hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.
  • 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 1 March 2024. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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 maintenance worker 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 General Hand is a person with experience in working with other trades, who is able to assist with and complete building, maintenance and repair of school facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist Head of Property, Facilities Manager, and tradespeople in repairs and maintenance works on school property to a high standard, minimising impact on school activities
  • Set-up and removal of function equipment as required
  • Perform daily maintenance tasks as allocated by the Facilities Manager 
  • As a general hand, assist other workers (including subcontractors and suppliers) to complete repairs as needed
  • Be able to carry out a risk assessment for required tasks and have input to creation of safe work method statement 
  • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with legislation, industrial and Ascham procedures in the area of Work Health and Safety (WHS)
  • Demonstrated ability to understand extent of work required for a maintenance work request and work unsupervised for long periods during the day
  • Operate plant and equipment required to perform tasks
  • A willingness to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Be able to multitask, prioritise, meet service KPIs and work unsupervised.
  • Excellent attention to detail along with verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and design temporary work around for issues at a fast pace.
  • Attend relevant training courses as required to perform maintenance tasks in a safe manner
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions given by Head of Property and Facilities Manager
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks in a time efficient manner whilst respecting the school learning environment
  • Undertake other duties at the request of the Head of Property or Facilities Manager
Essential Criteria
  • General knowledge of building maintenance and construction practices and methods
  • Knowledge of the materials and tools used in building and landscaping work
  • 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
  • Trade qualified (desirable)
  • Good communication skills
  • Good grooming and presentation

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 10 March 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 seeking a permanent full-time Sous Chef, within our busy in-house Catering team.

This is a term-time only role with some term break days required for planning purposes. During term time you will be hands-on in the kitchen and available to work every second weekend.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position has primary responsibility for ensuring hygiene and sanitation standards are maintained, goods and products are receipted, stored and distributed, and food is prepared and served in a safe and hygienic manner.

  • Train/demonstrate to Level 1 employees the correct procedure for tasks
  • Provide support to the Chef in all areas of kitchen operation
  • Prepare and cook food, under supervision from Head Chef
  • Assist in the service of meals
  • Manage all operations of the kitchen in lieu of the Head Chef
  • Follow all hygiene and Health and Safety regulations within the kitchen and dining room
  • Manage the receipt and storage of deliveries
  • Use professional judgement to solve problems or escalate issues when there are no clear methods or procedures in place 
  • Deliver specific objectives as agreed with the Head Chef and Head of Catering to achieve the values, goals and strategies of the school
Essential Criteria
  • School Certificate or higher
  • Previous experience in Kitchen Work
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • 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 29 February 2024. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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

Read position description (PDF)

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 Casual Senior School Teachers for All Subjects, including but not limited to:

  • English
  • Drama
  • History
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • PDHPE
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Speech & Drama
  • Visual Arts & Design Technology
To be successful you will possess:
  • A tertiary major and accreditation with NESA.
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students and teach to the strengths of girls.
  • Ability to teach HSC levels.
  • Experience with HSC marking (highly desirable).
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills.
  • Proven ICT skills within an environment where students bring a personal device to school.
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher.
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • A valid employee 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. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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

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