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 House

Position description

We are seeking a vibrant, highly organised, and experienced person to manage one of our boarding houses.

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 Term 1, 2020.

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 Monday, 9 December, 2019.

An applicant’s gender is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 31 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1977, NSW

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.

This position has responsibility for ensuring the provision of outstanding Basketball service 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.

We are seeking a part-time, permanent Head Basketball Coach to work 21 hours per week in a term-time only role, with an extra three weeks per year of work during term break for administrative duties as required.

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, PSSA, CIS 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.

To apply: email a cover letter, your CV (please include WWCC & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Friday 13 December 2019.

Maintenance Supervisor

Position description

We are looking for an energetic, tech-savvy team player to be a part of our Property team. Someone with excellent communication skills who has the ability to manage multiple projects and develop good working relationships.

The Maintenance Supervisor will work in collaboration with the Head of Property to oversee all maintenance and compliance processes including procurement, WHS compliance, management of the ticketing system, and working closely with the Head of Property to ensure the smooth running of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Works collaboratively with all school staff in order to facilitate and encourage increased awareness and understanding of plant, equipment and safety related issues
  • Accomplishes maintenance objectives by scheduling, communicating job expectations, planning and monitoring jobs to completion (including documentation)
  • Implementation of procurement practices that are aligned with Ascham’s Sustainability and Procurement policies, from tenders and quotes to purchase orders and invoices
  • Meet maintenance financial obligations by providing annual budget information; monitoring expenditures, identifying variances and implementing corrective actions.
  • Preparing expense and credit card reconciliations for the Property Department
  • Ensures a safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures and complying with legal codes and regulations.
  • Play a lead role in the coaching, training and development of maintenance staff and supervision of external contractors
  • Maintain a service schedule for school vehicle and maintenance buggies
  • Maintain and manage the School’s key register
  • Administration of the staff parking program

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role within a fast-paced demanding environment
  • Advanced technical ability and enthusiasm towards technology
  • Passion for customer service; personable and friendly; team player
  • Ability to delegate work effectively and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Proactive problem solver; high attention to detail

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

A valid Working with Children Check is a requirement to work at the School.

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 Monday 16 December 2019.

Help Desk Technician | Intranet Administrator

Position description

We are seeking a full-time Help Desk Technician / Intranet Administrator for 12 months, with the potential to extend.

The Help Desk / Intranet Administrator is responsible to provide quality Help Desk support for Ascham Students, Staff and Parents, specialising in the support of the School’s parent portal and staff intranet.

The successful applicant will:

  • Resolve a broad range of first and second level IT requests. This includes troubleshooting and restoring to service School owned hardware and supporting Students and Parents in using the School’s ICT services.
  • Manage and develop the School intranet portal.
  • Educate Staff on use of the intranet and coordinate the information contained to ensure it is relevant and up to date.
  • Develop and maintain system documentation.
  • Self-manage and prioritise to achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high-quality customer service principles and practices.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Minimum 2-years’ experience in an IT Helpdesk or Desktop Support environment.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Microsoft technologies, including servers, desktop, and applications. Good knowledge of Mac OS and an understanding of basic print and AV services.
  • Experience managing and implementing intranets or communication projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • ITIL V3 Certification.
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

The successful applicant will enjoy

  • The experience of working in a dynamic, innovative and supportive school
  • An environment that provides quality resources
  • An attractive salary package and benefits

To apply: Email your CV and cover letter addressing the essential skills criteria to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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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