Employment

Thank you for taking the time to consider working with us.

The Friends’ School is built on strong community and Quaker values. The school thrives on an intrinsic spirit of warmth and friendliness and providing a global education to our students. To achieve our high standard of education the School places great importance on staff professional learning where we encourage employees to constantly self-reflect. 

A career at The Friends’ School gives you the opportunity to learn, teach and grow in a supportive and engaging environment.

A career at The Friends’ School offers the opportunity to learn, teach and grow in a supportive and engaging environment. The Quaker Testimonies of Integrity, Simplicity, Equality and Peace are a part of the everyday workings of the School which guide our staff in supporting each other and our students in their educational and life journey.

The use of silence before and after meetings and in Meetings for Worship allows us all to be present in the moment and clear our thoughts to be open to the task at hand. For further reading on Quakerism visit Quakers Australia. Further information on Quakerism in the School can be found here.

How to apply

A position booklet is provided for each position, which outlines relevant information about the position as well as selection criteria.

Interested persons are invited to review the School’s Staff Equal Opportunity Recruitment Policy.

An Application for Employment should be downloaded to accompany each application.

See more under Expectations of Teachers.

Enquiries may be directed to
Michele Wilson
Human Resources & Professional Learning Officer
by email at employment@friends.tas.edu.au
or telephone (03) 6238 2324

Available Positions

The Friends’ School is seeking an inspirational and creative Library Technician to support our Teacher Librarians in providing library services to the Primary Years students, staff and community. The successful candidate will be able to foster a love of reading in our students and support the inquiry learning of the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Program.
The start date for this role is negotiable and will be discussed with the successful candidate.
A comprehensive position description is provided below.

Applications must include:
– A statement addressing each of the selection criteria
– An employment application form
– An introductory letter and
– Your resume
and should be received by 9.00am, Monday 4 October 2021. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au.

Position Description

The Friends’ School is seeking an inspirational Primary Music Teacher to support our Year 3 to 6 students and lead a variety of ensembles, bands and choral groups, depending on your strengths. This exciting role compliments our progressive International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and will work in close collaboration with classroom teachers and an extensive music team.

A comprehensive position description is provided below.

Applications must include:
– A statement addressing each of the selection criteria
– An employment application form
– An introductory letter and
– Your resume
and should be received by 9.00am, Monday 4 October 2021. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au.

Position Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to start their career within the horticulture industry. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated person to undertake a Horticulture Traineeship within The Friends’ School. This role will assist with work on all school sites to ensure the school grounds are vibrant, clean and the facilities are well-maintained for our community. This is a fixed-term, full-time position commencing as soon as possible.

To be successful you must be willing to learn, have a genuine interest in horticulture and be able to undertake manual/physical work.

What to expect: you will be required to complete your traineeship and encouraged to develop a long-term career by completing your Certificate II in Horticulture.

A comprehensive position description is provided below. It is essential that applicants refer to this additional information prior to applying.

Applications must include a statement addressing each of the selection criteria, the staff application form, an introductory letter and a CV, and should be received by 9.00am, Monday 27 September 2021. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au.

Position Description

Work Health & Safety and Keeping our Students Safe

The Friends’ School is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all our students and staff. We are proud of our strong culture around safety and we proactively follow a continuous improvement program to take Work Health & Safety outcomes beyond compliance.

The School is also in the process of seeking accreditation as a Child Safe Institution and is a registered organisation under the National Redress Scheme.

Applicants for all positions at The Friends’ School will be asked to provide a current Working with Vulnerable People registration as well as an up to date National Police Check.

Working With Vulnerable Peoples Application Form

Your Professional Learning and Personal Growth

The School is committed to offering Professional Learning to staff across all areas of the School and through many different career paths. Our generous professional learning program is designed to support the personal and professional growth of our staff, the strategic aims of the School and to positively impact our students’ outcomes.

The School Professional learning program is varied and includes both internal and external (to attend or facilitate), the Teacher Immersion in Quaker School Program and the Innovation in Teaching and/or Leadership Grants. Staff also have access to professional learning presented by leaders in their field, both locally and globally and in consultation with their supervisor will proactively map their career path for the future.

Staff Wellbeing

The Friends’ School is committed to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our staff.

We have developed a Staff Wellbeing Program which runs throughout the year. This program is designed to give all staff access to information and activities relating to their physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. The program brings staff together from all over our school, fostering engagement in our community.

Eligible staff have the opportunity to access no-cost membership at Friends Health & Fitness, which provides access to the pool and gym facilities. A morning community Yoga class is also hosted once a week for staff and students. Members of The Friends’ School community are also welcome to attend a short Meeting for Worship held each Thursday morning during term time.

An Employee Assistance Program is supported by the School giving staff access to free confidential counselling and has developed a return to work program and health care plans for non-work related injuries.

The School offers a range of programs to encourage balance in our staff’s working life including Renewal Leave and Paid Parental Leave, which includes paid partner leave and in addition to the federally funded paid parental leave scheme. Long Services Leave is also available after 10 years of continuous service.

Corporate Health Fund memberships (currently with BUPA and St Luke’s) and free onsite flu vaccinations are also organised and provided to staff.

Community Involvement and Service

Staff at The Friends’ School have an opportunity to become involved in community projects both within the School and externally through School supported committees and projects. Staff are welcome to participate in a range of committees and groups such as the Staff and Student Environment Committee, the Wellbeing Committee and the Professional Learning Reference Group. Externally the school is involved with community projects such as Loui’s Van and Relay for Life.

Other Benefits received by employees at The Friends’ School

  • Staff discount on School fees
  • Renewal Leave Scheme for eligible staff
  • Long Service Leave after 10 years of continuous service
  • Paid Parental Leave, including Paid Partner Leave – in addition to the federally funded paid parental leave scheme
  • 20 days personal leave credited to teachers and general staff upon commencement and another 10 days under the NES.
  • Priority access to childcare, outside school and holiday care
  • School superannuation fund – additional 1% contribution
  • Salary Sacrifice for superannuation
  • Ergonomic workplace assessments
  • First Aid and CPR Training
  • Various social activities throughout the year
  • Functions of welcome to the School by the Principal
  • Recognition program for long service
  • Physiotherapy for up to two sessions for non-work related injuries
  • Graduate teachers have one less line of teaching
  • Annual averaging of salary for general staff who are part-time