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 Netball Coach

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Ascham values staff who demonstrate a positive and proactive approach to their work and have a willingness to participate in the life of the School. We look 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.

We are seeking a part-time, permanent Head Netball Coach to work 15 hours per week in a term-time only role, with the possibility of extra hours when required.

This position has responsibility for ensuring the provision of an outstanding Netball program at Ascham. As the Head Netball Coach you will develop, encourage, and grow participation in Netball at Ascham in partnership with all stakeholders. The Head Netball Coach will also promote Netball as an enjoyable, healthy sport for people of all ages and abilities in a safe and friendly environment, and foster and encourage good sportsmanship and fellowship amongst all participants.

What do you need to succeed?

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Sports Coaching (Desirable)
  • An Advanced Level Coaching Qualification in Netball
  • Have a minimum of three years coaching experience within a school with a strong background in events across P-12 years
  • Show evidence of a commitment to girls sport
  • Be familiar with the IGSSA, NSWPSSA, NSWCIS and NSW All Schools sport procedures, policies and events
  • Manage and enhance the school’s sport and recreation programs and the people who participate in them
  • Proven experience in coaching and leading other coaches in their discipline
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

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

Please apply via SEEK with a copy of your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and cover letter no later than Friday, 27 November 2020.

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Head Basketball Coach

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Ascham values staff who demonstrate a positive and proactive approach to their work and have a willingness to participate in the life of the School. We look 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.

We are seeking a part-time, permanent Head Basketball Coach to work 15 hours per week in a term-time only role, with the possibility of extra hours when required.

This position has responsibility for ensuring the provision of an outstanding Basketball program at Ascham. As the Head Basketball Coach you will develop, encourage, and grow participation in Basketball at Ascham in partnership with all stakeholders. The Head Basketball Coach will also promote Basketball as an enjoyable, healthy sport for people of all ages and abilities in a safe and friendly environment, and foster and encourage good sportsmanship and fellowship amongst all participants.

What do you need to succeed?

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Sports Coaching (Desirable)
  • A Level 2 Coaching Qualification in their discipline
  • Have a minimum of three years coaching experience within a school with a strong background in events across P-12 years
  • Show evidence of a commitment to girls sport
  • Be familiar with the IGSSA, NSWPSSA, NSWCIS and NSW All Schools sport procedures, policies and events
  • Manage and enhance the school’s sport and recreation programs and the people who participate in them
  • Proven experience in coaching and leading other coaches in their discipline
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

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

Please apply via SEEK with a copy of your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and cover letter no later than Friday, 27 November 2020.

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Learning Enhancement Teacher P-6

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We are currently seeking a permanent part-time (0.4 FTE) Learning Enhancement Teacher to join our Junior School at the start of Term 1, 2021. The Learning Enhancement Teacher is responsible for monitoring and supporting students with special needs or requiring learning support.

To be successful you will possess:

  • Appropriate tertiary and teaching qualifications and accreditation with NESA
  • High standard of competency and proficiency as a classroom teacher
  • Experience in a Learning Enhancement teaching role
  • A demonstrated ability to cater for individual needs and differentiate the curriculum
  • A sound knowledge of the K-6 NSW BOS syllabi
  • A commitment to facilitating outstanding results for all students, particularly ensuring that student results are monitored and tracked and that specific strategies are implemented to improve results
  • An ability to plan for and implement authentic assessment that informs teaching and learning
  • A strong commitment to student wellbeing and to meeting students’ social and emotional needs
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to participate in co-curricular activities and contribute to the broader life of the School community
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher
  • A current First Aid & CPR certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

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

Please apply via SEEK with a copy of your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details), cover letter and teaching qualifications no later than Friday, 20 November 2020.

Please note: only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Coordinator of Public Speaking | Speech and Drama Teacher

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We are seeking an experienced Coordinator of Public Speaking/Speech and Drama Teacher to join our thriving extra-curricular program, teaching girls from preschool to Year 12. This is a part-time (0.8 FTE) six-month maternity leave cover from mid-February 2021 until mid-August 2021.

The Coordinator of Public Speaking will play a pivotal role in the planning, running, supervision and promotion of this area of the School. They will be the key contact for parents, students and external parties. This position also has responsibility for delivering high quality Speech and Drama/Communication Skills lessons to students in small group and individual settings.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Public Speaking
  • Associate Diploma with Trinity College London or equivalent
  • Experience with the Trinity College London Speech and Drama examination syllabus or equivalent
  • Proven teaching or tutoring experience in a school setting
  • Previous experience in a similar role is desirable
  • Advanced organisational/administrative skills
  • Demonstrated competence with computer literacy skills including Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to positive relationships and professional communications
  • Ability to attend after hours concerts, competitions and school functions as required
  • A valid Working with Children clearance and First Aid certificate

 

Please apply via SEEK with your CV and cover letter addressing the ‘What do you need to succeed?’ criteria by COB Friday 6 November 2020.

Please note only shortlisted 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.

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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