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Senior Boarding Resident, Abbotsleigh, Sydney - closes 20 September 2019

TERM 4 2019 Level 2 

Permanent part time 25 hours per week

Abbotsleigh is a leading independent girls’ school where staff possess the highest professional skills and actively support our Christian ethos.

The Role

The primary role of the Senior Boarding Residents is to supervise the physical, emotional and spiritual development of the girls under their care. They are responsible for the coordination of staff and students on shift to enable best practice of operations and adherence to school and community expectations.

The Duties

A Level 2 Senior Boarding Resident works 25 hours of active duty per week as directed by the Head of Boarding. Senior Boarding Residents will need to be available to work across a roster that includes mornings, evenings and weekends, including sleeping in the boarding house during term time

Senior Boarding Residents should have or agree to acquire a senior first aid certificate and a WWC number. A desire to work with adolescents as part of a team of boarding staff, flexibility and a willingness to help when needed is essential.

About our Team

The Senior Boarding Resident will work collaboratively within the Boarding Division. The successful applicant will provide a safe and secure environment to all students while fostering the Christian ethos of the school.

How to Apply

To apply, please forward a cover letter, academic transcripts and a detailed CV to: hr@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au.

Applications close: 20 September 2019

Program Officer, AFL Cape York House, Cairns - closes 20 September 2019

About the business

AFL Cape York House believe that our young people will transition through life if they are engaged in an environment that provides support and learning through education, positive life experience and wellbeing support. AFL Cape York House is striving to build a boarding environment that is client centred where we individually tailor our services, for our young people to successfully transition through their secondary schooling years. In 2019, AFL Cape York House extended this program to include a pilot Transition Program for students from Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory.

We are looking for:

  • Enthusiastic applicants who want to help us support our young people in their successful transition from community to School and Boarding life
  • Passionate applicants who understand the importance of Education in a young persons life; and
  • Applicants who have relevant Education experience and understand; English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD) needs of Indigenous Australians in alignment with the Australian Curriculum

About the role

AFL Cape York have an exciting full-time (temporary) position available for a Program Officer to;

  • Create, manage, deliver and report against education and learning plans, including reporting against social and pastoral progress of students, on a bi-term basis. Delivery includes formal (onsite and school classrooms), informal (outdoor) learning programs
  • Provide guidance and advice to students, parents/guardians and schools, on education and social matters to further strengthen education and career opportunities of students

The successful applicant will work alongside AFLCYH Transition Support Teachers, Wellbeing Support Coordinators and partner school representatives; to support a range of quality education, wellbeing / pastoral care and life experiences.

Core Competencies

Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and form authentic and honest relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth
  • Demonstrated ability to create engaging curriculum targeting the identified literacy and numeracy needs of students
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate the Australian Curriculum to cater for the needs of English as a second Language or Dialect (EALD) learners
  • Demonstrated ability to work in remote communities to engage service providers
  • Ability to work with "at-risk" young people with complex needs aged 11 to 17

Experience & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in teaching or Education qualification
  • Current Teacher Registration
  • Qualifications in EALD/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – preferred
  • Positive Working with Children Blue Card (or eligible to apply for)
  • QLD Open C Class Driver's Licence (MR desirable)


Salary dependant on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will receive the award and entitlements as set out in the Social and Community Services Award and National Employment Standards.

Application Information

Applications for this position will close Friday, 20 September 2019 5:00pm (AEST) and must include:

  • cover letter (maximum 1 page) - responding to your suitability to the role against the core competencies (above)
  • An up-to-date resume

For more information on this position or any other opportunities at AFL Cape York, please contact:

Sam Brayshaw

Tel: (07) 4035 1200 (option 2)

Mob: 0437 749 215

E: recruitment@aflcy.com.au

Social Worker - Western Cape College Residential Campus, Qld - closes 22 September 2019

This is a PO2 progression position as per the Role Description. The successful applicant will be appointed to the PO2 classification with eligibility for progression to the PO3 (QLD Public Service Officers and Other Employees Award - State 2015) once specific criteria have been met or demonstrated. Salary rate shown is reflective of PO2 to PO3 classification range. 

Western Cape College is a P-12 state educational facility that comprises three campuses each set in their own amazing cultural, social and geographical environment, spread over a vast area of the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland.​ This role will be located at Western Cape College Residential Campus. 

Your Role

As the Social Worker at Western Cape College Residential Campus, you will have responsibility for leading the following activities and undertaking the following key tasks:

  • Provide professional follow up support to individuals and families (including problem and conflict resolution, and mediation).
  • Assist in the establishment of an open and participative school environment for parents/carers and the community, and advocate parental concerns and equity of service provision.
  • Provide professional social welfare assessments, interventions and follow up support to students, parents/carers and individuals as required.
  • Develop and implement strategies to provide information, support and encourage awareness of and participation by parents/carers and the community in school activities and programs.
  • Act as the contact for parents/carers and the community to determine relevant issues for improved relationships between the school and community.
  • Participate in the planning, development and delivery or organisation of public presentations designed to inform and educate parents and community members/groups about social issues affecting the learning capacity of students.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review the implementation of programs provided within an educational environment.
  • Assist in recruiting and resourcing of volunteer help, including the coordination of a volunteer program.
  • Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team within an educational setting, providing support to school, community and inter agency networks relevant to the position's role.
  • Carry out administrative tasks associated with the position's duties, including clerical duties related to writing and responding to correspondence, and maintenance of confidential data.

A mandatory requirement of this role is: 

Possession of a relevant degree from a recognised tertiary institution or agreed equivalent which, in the opinion of the Director-General of the department, or delegate, is acceptable and relevant to the responsibilities of the role.

Contact Name: Dan Tonon, Principal (07) 4090 6444

Closing Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019

To apply please attach the following:

  • a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • a brief cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applicants need to be a current Queensland Government employee to be eligible to apply.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.
Employees affected by workplace change will be considered on merit.

Head of Boarding, Ipswich Girls' Grammar School - closes 23 September 2019

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School offers high quality, non-denominational education for girls only from Years 7 to 12, with boarding available from Year 5. It shares a campus with the co-educational Ipswich Junior Grammar School (Kindy – Year 6). We pride ourselves on providing a personalised, holistic education with a focus on academic excellence.

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School is seeking a passionate Head of Boarding to join our dedicated team.

The Head of Boarding reports to the Dean of Students and is responsible for providing direction for the Boarding School and setting high standards for both staff and students. This full-time position is a 5-year contract role, with a possibility of extension. 

A two-bedroom flat will be available on site.

Applicants must be the holder of, or obtain, a Working with Children Suitability Card (Blue Card).

A Position Description is available on the School’s website www.girlsgrammar.com.au/employment .

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, responses to the selection criteria and the names and contact details of three referees.  Applications can be emailed to:

The Principal & CEO
Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School

Email:  careers@girlsgrammar.com.au   

Applications close on Monday 23 September 2019.

Boarding Housemaster, Bishop Barker Harris, The Kings School, Sydney - closes 23 September 2019

Our School

The King's School, Australia's oldest independent school, is a Christian community that seeks to make an outstanding impact for the good of society through its students, and by the quality of its teaching and leadership in education.


This is a fantastic opportunity to oversee the academic and pastoral well-being for the student boarders. This position is a Boarding Housemaster / Teacher and therefore the successful applicant will have a teaching load of 0.6.   

This role will report to the Director of Boarding and will work closely with the other Boarding Housemasters, supervising Boarding Assistants, Matrons, Patrons and Tutors.

In consultation with the Director Students & Community and the Director of Boarding, the Boarding Housemaster is primarily responsible for the safety, welfare, behaviour, personal development, pastoral care and day to day management of up to 85 boys.

As a Boarding Housemaster you will foster a healthy, positive culture within the house including a focus on high academic standards and the development of positive behaviours, peer support and student leadership that supports the Christian values and ethos of the School.

The Boarding Housemaster is a residential position, and whilst there will be rostered duties, there are other times that the Housemaster may need to be present and on duty which may include overnight, early mornings and during weekends.


The School values respect and integrity; responsibility and honesty; compassion and humility; and excellence. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values.

To be successful for this role you will have;

  • Strong ability to develop and foster relationships with the students 
  • Understanding of student wellbeing and pastoral care needs 
  • Ability to maintain a safe and presentable House
  • Demonstrated communication skills 
  • Qualified to teach (year 7 - 12) 


  • As the position is a teaching role (0.6), salary will be commensurate with teaching qualifications and experience, with an additional allowance for the Boarding Housemaster responsibility which will make the position a full time position.
  • On site residential accommodation is provided to the successful applicant and family.
  • The Housemaster and family are entitled but not obliged to attend all meals in the dining room during term time.
  • A phone is provided for the exclusive use of the Housemaster.


For more information about this position, please refer to the position description. To apply for this position, submit your CV and covering letter.

Applications close Monday, 23 September 2019

For a confidential discussion, please contact Minelly Shvily on 02 9683 8445, quoting Ref No. 871753.

Boarding Supervisors, Part time and Casual, St Ursula's College, Yeppoon - closes 23 September 2019

St Ursula's College, Yeppoon is a Girls' Catholic Boarding and Day school in coastal Central Queensland.

Applications are invited for the positions of Part Time Boarding Supervisor and Casual Boarding Supervisor to commence in Term 4, 2019.  These positions involve weekend work, overnight stays and are term time only. There is a strong possibility of increased hours and regular ongoing work from 2020.

Being a Supervisor is a fun and rewarding role with no two days the same.  These roles would suit applicants who are dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and have a genuine interest in working with teenage girls.

A senior first aid certificate and a positive notice issued by Blue Card Services are required.  The willingness to obtain an LR licence is highly desirable.  The ability to assist teenage girls with their studies would be an advantage. 

To obtain more information, please contact the Head of House on 07 4939 9630.

Applications and contact details of three (3) referees, at least one (1) current, should be forwarded to:

The Head of House
St Ursula's College
Locked Mail Bag 600
Email: erinl@stursulas.qld.edu.au

Applications close on Monday 23rd September 2019.

Head of Senior School, Geelong Grammar School - closes 23 September 2019

Geelong Grammar School is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools. Offering exceptional educational opportunities across four campuses from Early Learning to Year 12, Geelong Grammar School is committed to making a positive difference for students, staff and the community. We believe in prioritising wellbeing, creativity and academic rigour, and we value wisdom.
For those interested in committing to a professional and aspirational environment that encourages your success, and supports your ongoing learning and development, we welcome applications for a Head of Senior School to commence in 2020 for a fixed term period of 5 years.

Reporting to the Head of Corio Campus, the main purpose of this newly created role will be to cultivate an innovative Senior School program that leverages the School’s unique Boarding and Day-Boarding context and reflects our Strategic Framework and enable Wisdom and leadership in our Senior School students.

It is essential that the successful candidate is an experienced leader with VIT registration, who has held a similar position previously.  A thorough understanding and application of contemporary boarding practices and previous exemplary management of complex pastoral matters are crucial to enable success in the role.  Further information regarding the key responsibilities and requirements please refer to the Success Profile. 

All teaching staff at Geelong Grammar School have a significant role in enhancing the resiliency and wellbeing of students through the delivery of Positive Education, based on the principles of Positive Psychology. 

For information, including employee benefits, Position Description (Success Profile) and applicable tenure, and/or to apply, visit the Careers page on our website: www.ggs.vic.edu.au/careers

Geelong Grammar School is committed to the safety of children and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.

Applications close at 9:00am on Monday 23rd September, 2019

Head of Boarding, Launceston Church Grammar School - closes 27 September 2019

Launceston Church Grammar School is an Anglican co-educational day and boarding community where global learners and leaders are nurtured, challenged and inspired to serve and shape our world with courage, curiosity, creativity and compassion. 

An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic, experienced and compassionate educator to lead our well-established Boarding House community. This role commences in Term 1 (January), 2020 and is based at the Senior Campus in Launceston, Tasmania. 

The Head of Boarding is responsible for the overall leadership, management and daily operations of the Boarding House community and ensures the Boarding House team deliver high quality care, supervision and services to boarding students. 

Applicants will have: 

• tertiary qualifications in Education; 

• current registration with the Tasmanian Teacher’s Registration Board, or be eligible for registration; 

• current registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Tasmania), or be eligible for registration; 

• current Australian Boarding Schools Association Duty of Care accreditation, or be eligible for accreditation; 

• current first aid qualifications in HLTAID004, or be willing to undertake training, 

• current driver’s licence is essential and an ability to acquire a passenger vehicle licence is desirable; 

• proven experience working within day school and boarding environments, will be highly regarded; 

• experience in dealing with / providing pastoral care to students from Grade 5 to Grade 12; 

• experience in organising and managing a small team of staff; 

• skills in social perceptiveness, active listening, critical thinking, negotiation, customer service, time management and communication will be highly regarded; 

• personal attributes of concern for others, adaptability / flexibility, cooperation, integrity, leadership, dependability, attention to detail, and initiative will also be highly regarded. 

Applicants are expected to support the ethos and values of an independent Anglican School. 

Salary will be in accordance with the Launceston Church Grammar School (Teachers) Enterprise Agreement. 

Information packs are available from the School website at https://www.lcgs.tas.edu.au/positions-vacant and inquiries can be directed to Mrs Audra Anderson (Human Resources Manager) at hr@lcgs.tas.edu.au 

Applications are required by close of business Friday 27 September 2019 

Boarding Head of House, Downlands College, Toowoomba - closes 30 September 2019

Girls School Years 5-10          

Downlands College is seeking a suitably qualified person to guide the day to day lives of our Years 5-10 female boarding students. 

The successful applicant needs to be a mature and energetic person, having the ability to relate well to adolescents and to understand and respond to their needs.  Proven ability to work as part of a team is essential.

Qualifications or experience in boarding care or working with youth is important.

This is a full-time, live-in position and the successful applicant would be required to commence January 2020.

A pre-requisite to being appointed to this position is you have the right to apply for a positive notice (Blue Card) to start in child related employment as defined by the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000. 

Downlands is a Catholic, independent, coeducational day and boarding school owned and conducted by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC). Applicants will need to demonstrate a willingness to understand and embrace the particular Ethos of Downlands as a Catholic, MSC College.

Applications including CV and the names and contact details of three professional referees should be emailed by 30 September to: principal@downlands.qld.edu.au

“Ours is a spirit of family and a spirit of true friendship formed by kindness and understanding, by compassion and mutual forgiveness, by gentleness, humility and simplicity, by hospitality and a sense of humour.” MSC Constitution #32

Principal, Djarragun College, Cairns - closes 30 September 2019

  • Seeking Experienced Leaders 
  • Established Indigenous Day & Boarding School - Cairns 
  • Commencing January 2020 

About the School

Djarragun College was established in 2001 as a day and boarding Prep-Year 12 school. Set on a picturesque 18 hectares the school is located 20 kilometres south of Cairns. The College particularly caters to the learning, cultural, social and physical needs of indigenous students.

The philosophy of the College is to nurture a dual identity for its students to successfully navigate both worlds: respecting, understanding and connecting with their own culture, including the school community (a broad indigenous culture) and achieve the same for the global economic world. Djarragun College students travel from Cape York communities and the Torres Straits as well as local Cairns suburbs.

Our Vision

To be the school of choice for students, parents and communities in Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands

Our Mission

To develop proud, strong, educated indigenous men and women, who walk confidently in two worlds, to be leaders, and to be role models for their families and communities

About the Role:

  • College Principal
  • Successful candidate will have the following attributes: 
    • Extensive knowledge of and experience in the leadership of educational institutions
    • Experience working with Indigenous children and/or teenagers who display challenging behaviours, including some who may be considered developmentally ‘at-risk’
    • Ability to thrive and lead professionally in complex and challenging situations
    • Demonstrated ability to engage stakeholder groups and the community to improve outcomes for the students and/or school as a whole
  • January 2020 Start, Contract Length to be negotiated
  • Established Indigenous Boarding School
  • School is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and offers significant opportunities in Vocational and Educational training courses (VET)
  • Extensive facilities and spacious grounds
  • Competitive remuneration package offered

Initial applications should include the following:

  • Covering letter introducing yourself, detailing the reason why you wish to be considered for the role and why you believe that you would be a good fit for the School
  • Curriculum Vitae – outlining your skills, experiences, roles held and educational achievements along with 3 recent/current referees

A Smart Education Managed Service is being undertaken for the role on behalf of Cape York Partnership and Djarragun College. For a confidential conversation about this position, call Ryan McKenzie on 07 3112 8566. In order to access the full position description and/or apply for this role please email ryan.mckenzie@smartteachers.com.au quoting Job Reference #SEK1909-539143RMPlease note only suitable applicants will be contacted.

Assistant and Head of Boarding, Central Qld - closes 30 September 2019


  • Leading Secondary School with outstanding programs and facilities
  • Diverse, vibrant and welcoming community 
  • Great staff culture driven by passion, success and supportive management 

This Day and Boarding School located in Central QLD is seeking a Head of Boarding and an Assistance Head of Residence to join the team. The school is nationally recognised and has a great staff culture, so get in quick in order to be considered for this role! They offer permanent full-time roles commencing Term 1, 2020 in a supportive work environment. The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Dedicated and enthusiastic 
  • Relevant qualifications and experience 
  • Ability to nurture the needs of all students
  • Value and build collaborative working relationships
  • Hold QCT registration 

To Apply:

  • Send an updated copy of your CV with three professional referees
  • Write a covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role

This opportunity won't last long, so get your application in quickly! 
For a confidential discussion, please contact Renee Lee at Frontline Education on 0408 705 872, quoting Ref No. 159405 or otherwise please check out our website for other available positions.


Dean of Students, St Hilda's College, University of Melbourne - closes 5 October 2019

  • Unleash the transformational power of education
  • Develop young people professionally and personally
  • Drive positive impact in a distinctive setting

St Hilda’s College seeks to appoint an outstanding educator to the position of Dean of Students to guide its residents in building their academic, social and life skills. The Dean will lead the development and implementation of innovative programs that inspire residents to reach their full potential. The position is based within a residential college and the Dean will be housed on its grounds, providing the distinct benefit of close and ongoing influence in driving positive transformational impact. 

Reporting to the Principal of the College, the Dean of Students will oversee the daily operations of well-being, training, academic excellence and discipline in the College. A critical element of this role is ensuring that every St Hilda’s student is nurtured as an individual and achieves success in their academic and personal development. 

You will be an educational leader who believes in the transformational power of education. Your work history demonstrates your commitment to the personal and professional development of young people. Regarded as an outstanding communicator, you are easy in your relationships with young people and have a history of developing innovative personal growth programs that ensure inclusiveness, leadership development, academic excellence and employability. Master level qualification preferred.


St Hilda's College is an independent, residential college at The University of Melbourne, Australia’s top University. It provides a vibrant residential community for students from all parts of regional Victoria, interstate and overseas. 

With around 220 students and 16 academics on site, St Hilda’s is a close-knit living community that is connected across generations by the Communitas spirit. 

The College offers outstanding resources to its students including a rigorous and supportive academic program; academic advice and career help; a range of extra-curricular opportunities to grow; and a worldwide network of alumni and friends of the College. 

For more information visit


Applications close: 

5 Oct 2019

Head of Boarding, UTAHLOY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ZENGCHENG, CHINA closes 1 November 2019


UISZ is an IB, K-12 international, co-educational boarding and day school situated near Guangzhou in southern China. We are currently seeking to appoint a Head of Boarding, commencing 01 August 2020. 

The successful candidate will combine an excellent track record of successful educational leadership, with strong inter-personal skills and cultural awareness. He/She should have the ability to inspire the UISZ community and manage the demands and needs of all stakeholders. Exceptional communication skills combined with being a visible leader and ambassador for the school are central to this role. The role requires strategic thinking with a firm grasp of how to ensure outstanding pastoral care and academic learning across all sections of the boarding community. Candidates must be committed to working in partnership with staff, students, parents and the local community to engage and forge effective partnerships.

The successful candidate will be closely aligned with the core values and ethos of UISZ and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the IB values. He/She will have the passion and expertise to work individually and collectively with students and staff, to maximise the learning outcomes for each individual student, ensuring that the boarding programmes are differentiated for the specific learning needs of students across a full range of abilities. The successful applicant will be expected to work collegially and collaboratively as part of the Senior Leadership Team to plan and implement whole school goals and strategic aims.

The Head of Boarding should have a caring and compassionate disposition, with good interpersonal and administrative skills and should be a good motivator and communicator. He/She should be able to provide professional leadership for the Boarding School, make effective use of resources and ensure improved standards of boarding life for all students and staff.

The Head of Boarding is responsible for ensuring all daily operations of the boarding school are effective and efficient. He /She is responsible for the direction and supervision of all personnel who perform their respective duties within the boarding community. In this role, the direct line manager is the Head of School.

At UISZ we take Child Protection very seriously. UISZ adheres to the CIS code of conduct as well as following a rigorous Child Protection policy and procedures.

Expressions of interest should be directed to the Head of School, Mr Nicholas Evans (nevans@uiszc.org) or the current Head of Boarding, Mr Jeremy Holt (jholt@uiszc.org).