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 Duntrim House

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We are seeking a vibrant, highly organised, and experienced person to manage our largest boarding house (approx. 60 boarders).

The Head of House coordinates and supervises the Boarding Coordinator(s) and is directly responsible to the Head of Boarding. This position would suit an individual with a background in teaching or adolescent health.

This is a full-time permanent role commencing the start of Term 1, 2019.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of this role include:

  • Provide leadership within the house for staff and students such that all members of the house understand their roles and responsibilities
  • Liaise with the Head of Boarding and boarding staff in preparing and implementing duty rosters
  • Maintain a visible and active presence in the house especially during prep and lights out
  • Induct new boarding staff into the house
  • Be responsible for the physical, social and emotional welfare of each student; be aware of the individual circumstances, needs, strengths and challenges of each student so that individual opportunities, talents and potential are developed and maximised
  • Establish systems and routines that ensure the safety and security of students at all times and that maximise the smooth and consistent running of the house
  • Establish good communications and contact with parents, other members of the boarding staff, teaching staff, maintenance and the Business Office
  • Keep suitable records of students’ progress, welfare, health and well-being and to provide reports as required by the School’s reporting schedule
  • Ensure the girls adhere to standards of behaviour and appearance as stated in the School’s policies
  • Liaise with the Head of Boarding, the Weekend Activities Coordinator and other boarding staff to ensure that a full and varied program of evening and weekend activities is available

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 build strong relationships with students, be an excellent role model, and maintain a strong team approach within the house and across all houses
  • 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 current First Aid and CPR certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • The experience of working in a supportive and successful school
  • On-site accommodation provided and utilities paid (except private phone calls)
  • Support for continuous learning and development


To apply: email a cover letter, your CV and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Friday, 11 January 2019.

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.

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 Ashlee Franklin, Australasian Programme Manager.

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