Employment
Opportunities

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

Casual History Teachers

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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 currently have a number of vacancies for casual History teachers.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in History and accreditation with NESA
  • Experience teaching junior History curriculum, as well as senior Modern and/or Ancient History curriculum
  • 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
  • A valid employee Working with Children clearance

Please apply via SEEK with a copy of your CV (please include WWCC, NESA & First Aid details), cover letter and copies of your teaching qualifications by COB 5 March 2021.

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

Head Chef

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An amazing opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to take on the full-time role of Head Chef, within our very busy and in-house Catering team. In this varied role you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and expand your culinary skills and be involved in supplying a range of catering services throughout the School.

This is a term-time only role with some term break days required for planning purposes, so you will enjoy the majority of school holidays off and have a unique work-life balance. During term time you will be hands on in the kitchen and available to work every second weekend.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Enthusiasm for providing excellent quality food
  • A passion for healthy food and beverages
  • Creativity in menu design
  • Previous experience in a Head Chef and/or Kitchen Manager position including preparing and cooking food, recipe documentation, ordering of produce, delegating and guidance of the kitchen team, waste management
  • A willingness to be very hands-on in the kitchen and cook hundreds of meals per day
  • School Certificate or higher, and trade qualifications
  • A strong understanding of Food Safety requirements
  • A high standard of personal hygiene
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • A friendly and positive manner with a sense of humour. You will be able to interact respectfully with all students and staff
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • A high level of integrity
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Basic skills in MS Excel, Outlook and Word preferred
  • Excellent listening, communication and delegation skills
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.
  • A current Food Safety Supervisor certificate

Please apply via SEEK with your CV and cover letter addressing the ‘what do you need to succeed?’ criteria by COB 8 February 2021.

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Administration Assistant – Senior School

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We are seeking an experienced Administration Assistant to commence as soon as possible in this full-time (8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday) position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create/update online information and consent forms
  • Follow up outstanding parental consent forms and keep relevant staff informed
  • Generate reports from the database as required
  • Prepare, edit and format correspondence and documents including mail merging, email broadcasts, Hub notices, PowerPoint presentations, student references, etc.
  • Send emails to parents, students, and other members of the Senior School community as directed
  • Daily mail distribution
  • Monitor the Ascham Office email account and disseminate incoming emails to the appropriate staff member
  • Administration and operational support to the Deputy Head, Director of Curriculum and Learning, Director of Studies and Director of Professional Learning
  • Assist Heads of Departments and Year Coordinators with the administration of excursions and incursions, including venue and bus bookings and attendance lists
  • Maintain effective hard and soft filing systems
  • Provide reception cover as required

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills to work professionally with parents, students and staff
  • Demonstrate excellent editing skills and fine attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously based on limited instruction and show initiative and enthusiasm
  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • High standard in personal presentation
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Discretion, tact and maintain appropriate confidentiality

Please apply via SEEK with your CV and cover letter addressing the ‘What do you need to succeed?’ criteria by COB 19 February 2021.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Child Protection Legislation requires the successful candidate to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.
You must have the right to work in Australia before applying for this role.

School Counsellor

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We are seeking a permanent full-time School Counsellor to commence late February 2021.
This position has primary responsibility for supporting the educational needs, learning, development, welfare and wellbeing of students from Prep to Year 12 at Ascham. It has the potential to positively affect the entire community, including the 130 Boarders who resident on campus throughout the term. This will be achieved by contributing psychological expertise to the preparation of Student Management Plans and Independent Learning Plans, whilst liaising with the Director of Studies, Head of Junior School, Head of Boarding and Year Coordinators.
Ascham values vibrant, creative and high-energy staff who are both dedicated and capable, show initiative, empathy, a good sense of humour with a high level of professionalism to achieve the School’s objectives.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology
  • Professional Psychologist Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Eligibility for registration with Australian Psychological Society (APS) and other relevant professional bodies
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in an educational environment or similar
  • Previous experience working in school and boarding environments is highly desirable
  • An overriding commitment to, and high aspirations for, student learning and holistic wellbeing
  • Ability to innovate, develop and implement programs which meet students’ needs
  • A commitment to child safety, demonstrating an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children with diverse needs and backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively with highly sensitive and confidential matters
  • A proven capacity to develop trust with students, parents and staff and guide the development and wellbeing of students
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to liaise and provide advice regarding student wellbeing to all levels of the School and to parents, guardians and wellbeing service providers
  • A current First Aid and CPR certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

 

The successful applicant will enjoy:

  • The experience of working in a dynamic, supportive and connected school
  • An environment where ongoing professional development is encouraged and supported
  • An attractive salary package and benefits.

Please apply via SEEK with your CV and cover letter by COB 24 December 2020. Please note only shortlisted candidates 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 22 January 2021.

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.

Position Description

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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