The expertise and commitment of Ascham’s teachers are just two reasons why Ascham girls achieve such success at school and in later life.

Consistently strong academic results are clear evidence of our quality of teaching and commitment to excellence and girls leave the School regarding their teachers as partners on their educational journey.

Ascham aims to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining high quality people, experts in their fields who are dedicated to supporting girls in their academic and wider endeavours. Through the activities of the Dalton Plan, we see a positive and proactive approach to work and a passion to participate in School life.

Staff wellbeing is paramount to the School, and we provide appropriate care and professional development programs to ensure all staff can contribute positively and successfully to the School.

Any current vacancies are listed below. For enquiries please contact our Human Resources team.

Current vacancies

Help Desk Technician / Intranet Administrator

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We are seeking a permanent full-time Help Desk Technician / Intranet Administrator to join Ascham. This role is responsible to provide quality Help Desk support for Ascham Students, Staff and Parents, specialising in the support of the School’s parent portal and staff intranet.

What you have to do to succeed (includes but not limited to):

  • Resolve a broad range of first and second level (where appropriate) IT requests. This includes troubleshooting and restoring to service School owned hardware and supporting Students and Parents in using the School’s ICT systems and services
  • Administer and develop the School intranet portal
  • Educate Staff on use of the intranet and coordinate the information contained to ensure it is relevant and up to date
  • Develop and maintain system documentation
  • Self-manage and prioritise to achieve goals and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high-quality customer service principles and practices.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Minimum 2-years’ experience in an IT Helpdesk or Desktop Support environment with demonstrated troubleshooting and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Windows desktop including Office 365 and Apple devices as well as an understanding of basic print and AV services
  • Experience administering intranet or web CMS technologies including HTML and CSS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A valid Working with Children clearance
  • ITIL V3 Certification desirable.

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • The experience of working in a dynamic, innovative and supportive school
  • An environment that provides quality resources
  • An attractive salary package and benefits

Please apply with a copy of your resume and a covering letter addressing the essential skills criteria to be successful via Seek by COB 1 April 2021. You will also be required to complete the questions on the SEEK application form.

Note: Only applications that have completed the questions on SEEK and included covering letters addressing the criteria will be considered, and only successful applicants will be contacted.

Boarding Coordinator

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We are seeking a vibrant and highly organised person to supervise students in one of the School’s four boarding houses. This position would suit an individual with a background in teaching or adolescent health.

This is a full-time permanent role commencing as soon as possible.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of this role include:

  • Assist the Head of House and undertake such duties as are required for the smooth running of the boarding house
  • Work with the Head of House to oversee the physical, social and emotional welfare of each student
  • Help oversee weekend activities for the house, in conjunction with other staff as required
  • Ensure documentation is kept up to date, including maintaining the online leave system
  • Work with the Head of House to ensure the safety and security of the students in the house at all times
  • Implement policies of the school as required
  • Be a good role model for students
  • Support the students in the house by attendance at school functions and events as appropriate.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Relevant qualifications or experience gained from working with young people, preferable girls, in teaching, nursing or other youth-related activities
  • A thorough appreciation of and commitment to the boarders and their families and an understanding of their individual requirements, development needs and their ongoing pastoral care needs
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to positive relationships and professional communication with all stakeholders
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a small team with an adaptable and proactive approach to all duties
  • Excellent understanding and interest in contemporary issues in adolescent wellbeing and development
  • Advanced computer literacy, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and databases
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • The experience of working in a supportive and successful school
  • On-site accommodation
  • Support for continuous learning and development.

Please apply via SEEK with your CV and cover letter by 2 April 2021.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Corporate Services Assistant

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We are looking 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.
This position has primary responsibility of supporting the Business Manager in her role as Company Secretary to Ascham School Ltd and the Ascham Foundation Ltd, as well as the relevant sub-committees. The role maintains the good governance of the School Board, keeps the Board informed of changes in governance expectations and oversees its legal compliance.

What you have to do to succeed (includes but not limited to):

  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation of board papers for the Council of Governors and various sub-committees
  • Support the Business Manager to oversee all ASIC and ACNC compliance
  • Coordinate meetings of the directors, AGMs, board reviews, new director inductions, meeting portals and papers
  • Play a key role in various continuous improvement initiatives and projects that align with the Corporate Services team objectives
  • Set the agenda, communications and organise meetings for the larger Corporate Services team
  • Provide high-quality, day to day administrative support to the Business Manager including, but not limited to: oversight of the school’s contracts register, coordinating regular team meetings, management of documents and correspondence, archiving and digitisation of records, and call handling.
  • Manage all matters, requests, and communications into and out of the Business Manager’s office with initiative, confidentiality and diplomacy
  • Establish the role as a key point of contact to and on behalf of the Business Manager, ensuring the School has an ongoing positive relationship with stakeholders by maintaining a strong and professional relationship with required contacts
  • Use professional judgement to solve problems or escalate issues when there are no clear methods or procedures in place for doing so
  • Resolving day-to-day issues to ensure the Business Manager’s workflow operates smoothly
  • Ensure compliance with the School’s Code of Conduct and all other internal policies and procedures

What do you need to succeed?

  • Capacity to operate with discretion, respect, trust and discernment while also maintaining confidentiality
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to positive relationships and professional communications with all stakeholders, including the ability to liaise in a courteous and respectful manner with staff, Council of Governors, and other senior external contacts and visitors
  • Team oriented with an ability to foster effective working relationships within a large team
  • Exceptional organisational abilities evidenced through managing high volume workflow
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to efficient administration/process improvement
  • Proven experience in successfully managing conflicting demands with an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Advanced levels of computer literacy including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Flexible attitude and ability to remain calm and think clearly under pressure
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.
  • Company secretarial is desirable
  • This is a term-time only role and depending on experience, we are open to considering flexible work arrangements across a 30 to 38 hour week.

If this is something that interests you, please apply with your CV and cover letter addressing the essential criteria to be successful via SEEK by no later than COB 22 March 2021.

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

Casual Latin Teacher

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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 seeking a casual Latin Teacher to commence as soon as possible.

What do you need to succeed?

  • A tertiary qualification in Teaching and accreditation with NESA
  • An excellent understanding of Latin grammar and syntax
  • Ability to teach HSC levels
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students and teach to the strengths of girls
  • 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 or willing to hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • Small class sizes
  • Stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits

Please send your cover letter, CV (including WWCC, NESA and First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au.

Casual teachers P–6

To express an interest in working at Ascham as a casual teacher in our Junior School, please submit your curriculum vitae along with a cover letter outlining your availability and copies of qualifications to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au.

All casual teachers are required to provide the School with a current Working With Children Check number.

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Residential Assistants

Undertaking a Gap year at Ascham as a Residential Assistant offers many opportunities to grow and develop personally and to aid in the growth and development of our girls.

Duties may involve assisting staff with administration, attending excursions and School camps, supervising the boarders on weekend activities and providing general assistance around the School. All the duties vary and are rostered on a rotational basis each term.

Residential Assistants are offered accommodation in a central location within the School, all meals (during term time) and an allowance. Every Residential Assistant has access to kitchen facilities, lockable bedrooms, a bathroom and comfortable lounge room.

Appointments are made via the Letz Live Gap year program and you are invited to lodge your application as soon as possible. You will be required to complete an online application form, nominating three individuals (one from your current education provider) to act as references. Please ensure you register your application before the relevant closing dates to avoid potential disappointment.
All questions and queries can be directed by email to Carl Palmer – Country Coordinator (Australia & Thailand).

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