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

Head of Finance

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We are seeking a highly organised and experienced Head of Finance to join Ascham School’s Corporate Services. The Head of Finance is responsible for the effective management of our Finance team and providing accurate and timely reporting of meaningful financial information. This is a full-time permanent role commencing as soon as possible.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of this role include:

  • Management of the annual budget process and preparation of final budgets for approval, including presentation to the board for discussion and approval
  • Review of Monthly financial management reports for whole School and department level, analysis of variances to budget, including presentation of results and insights to the board
  • Providing direction and advice to Head of Department, Program managers and Coordinators regarding financial and budgetary issues
  • Management and mentorship of the finance team including management accountant, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll and the day to day function of the Business Office
  • Review quarterly School fee instalment billings to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Review and sign off on fortnightly payroll and creditor payments
  • Management of corporate credit cards and virtual cards
  • Management of the School’s insurance portfolio, annual insurance renewal and handling of insurance claims
  • Maintain and develop internal controls, financial policy and carry out ad hoc checks as appropriate
  • Identify and implement business process re-engineering as required and software implementations
  • Preparation/Review of reports and other compliance lodgements for Government agencies as required
  • Liaise with auditors and co-ordinate annual audit process
  • Preparation/Review of quarterly financial statements for the Foundation and related entities
  • Management of the Ascham Foundation investment funds and liaison with the Investment Fund Manager as required
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by the Business Manager


What do you need to succeed?

Essential

  • Professional accounting qualification (CPA, CA) and relevant tertiary education
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar management finance/accounting role
  • High degree of leadership, initiative, drive and ability to work within time constraints
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with people at all levels
  • Demonstrated management / financial reporting experience and working with/advising Boards
  • Competence in the use of computer applications including Microsoft Office suite of products and a thorough understanding of the operation of databases
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in process streamlining and workflow management
  • Commitment to driving continuous improvement and fostering a culture of positive change
  • Ability to interpret relevant legislation
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

 

Desirable

  • Experience using SAP Concur Solutions for invoice and expense management
  • Prior experience working with Non-Government Independent Schools or other Not for Profit organisations

Please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Wednesday 17 June 2020.

Child Protection Legislation requires successful applicants to provide a Working With Children clearance.

Social Science 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 permanent part-time (0.6 FTE) Social Science teacher to commence at the start of Term 3, 2020.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in a Social Science discipline and accreditation with NESA.
  • Experience teaching Business Studies, junior Geography and junior Commerce.
  • 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.
  • 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 send a copy of your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details), cover letter and teaching qualifications to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by no later than Wednesday, 10 June 2020.

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

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 with a copy of your CV (please include WWCC, NESA & First Aid details), cover letter and copies of your teaching qualifications to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Wednesday 10 June 2020.

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 by COB Wednesday, 17 June 2020.

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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