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

English Teacher — Maternity Leave (Temporary Part Time)

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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 part time (Maternity leave 0.8 FTE), English teacher to commence at the start of Term 1, 2022. The role is a 1-year maternity replacement.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in English literature and accreditation with NESA.
  • Willingness to teach Extension 1 and 2 Stage 6 syllabus (highly desirable).
  • 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 three referees by 9am Monday 27 September 2021.

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

English Teacher — Temporary Part Time

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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 part time (0.8 FTE) English teacher to commence at the start of Term 1, 2022.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in English literature and accreditation with NESA.
  • Willingness to teach Extension 1 and 2 Stage 6 syllabus (highly desirable).
  • 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 three referees by 9am Monday 27 September 2021.

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

Director of Studies

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Applications are invited for the position of Director of Studies at Ascham School. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, strategic and experienced educational leader who is passionate about delivering exceptional academic experiences for students. This is a permanent full-time role that will commence in Term 1, 2022.

The position requires:

  • A purposeful leader, able to inspire relevant, authentic, and innovative programs.
  • An outstanding communicator who fosters collegiality and builds capacity in all stakeholders.
  • A commitment to researched informed practice and continuous improvement.

Ascham School

Ascham is an independent day and boarding school for Girls, established in 1886. It is a Prep to Year 12 school with no religious affiliation that provides a strong academic program and a nurturing and inclusive environment. The school is located in the inner eastern suburbs of Sydney and has compelling evidence of high-quality teaching and commitment to excellence.

Since its foundation, Ascham has been a centre of excellence for the education of girls and young women. It consistently achieves outstanding academic results for girls of all abilities. The school has a strong focus on the individual, encapsulated in its embrace of the Dalton Plan, which tailors students’ programs to their needs, interests and abilities, and produces independent, confident and socially responsible leaders who are prepared for life after school.

The Role

The Director of Studies is responsible for all Years 7-12 academic reporting as well as overseeing the development of the academic timetable in the Senior School. It will be the responsibility of the Director of Studies to liaise with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure Ascham’s compliance with its regulations and requirements. This role is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. This position has a limited amount of teaching, a minimum of 0.2 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) load.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Overall responsibility for academic reporting for Years 7-12.
  • Administering all internal and external examinations.
  • Overall responsibility for Senior School timetable.
  • Providing advice on subject choices to girls and parents.
  • Lead the Learning Enhancement Team.

To be successful, you will be able to:

  • Provide staffing advice to the Head of School and Director of Curriculum and Learning.
  • Arrange analysis and coordinate School based action plans for public testing results including the Year 10 Record of School Achievement, the Higher School Certificate, NAPLAN and Robert Allwell testing.
  • Take responsibility for all Years 7-12 academic reporting procedures (with NESA).
  • Manage all timetabling for Senior School with the Assistant to Director of Studies.
  • Oversee study registering.
  • Oversee and lead coordinators of Dalton 7-9 and 10-12.
  • Oversee exam timetabling with the Assistant to Director of Studies. This includes organisation and close liaison with the external exam supervisors as well as any volunteers for disability provisions of tests and exams.
  • Take responsibility for the HSC ATAR advice to students, parents and staff and oversee all HSC assessment issues and resolution.
  • Chair the Committee for Academic Malpractice.
  • Lead the Learning Enhancement department to manage modifications to a student’s academic program and provide advice to students and parents on the implications of any changes.
  • Comply with the School’s obligations in relation to National Child Safe Standards and processes for mandatory reporting and reportable conduct.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curriculum and Learning to manage staff and student concerns.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Appropriate qualifications in education with a preference for or working toward a post graduate qualification in educational leadership.
  • Experience in a middle management role.
  • Be eligible to teach in NSW and meet all NESA requirements and Standards.
  • Maintain a valid NSW Working with Children Check.

Ascham School has engaged anzuk Executive to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the position or application process and to obtain the applicant information pack please contact:
Mr Simon Withers +61 437 419 232, simon.w@anzuk.education
Mr James Mundy +61 422 228 164, james.m@anzuk.education

Please apply via Seek by Friday 1st October 2021.

Ascham reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

Latin Teacher – Temporary Full Time (Maternity Leave)

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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 full time Latin teacher to commence from Term 1, 2022.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in Latin 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience and success with teaching special needs 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 three referees by 9am Monday 27 September 2021.

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

History Teacher – Full-time Permanent

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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 Permanent full-time History teacher to commence from Term 1, 2022.

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 HSC levels in Ancient and/or Modern History.
  • 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.
  • Experience and success with teaching special needs 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 three referees by 9am Monday 27 September 2021.

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

Social Science – Geography Teacher, Full-Time Permanent

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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 Permanent full-time Geography teacher to commence from Term 1, 2022.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major in Geography 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience and success with teaching special needs 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 three referees by 9am Monday 27 September 2021.

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

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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