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

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

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

See more under Expectations of Teachers.

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

Available Positions

An opportunity exists to lead a dynamic and successful music program at one of Tasmania’s leading schools. We are seeking an innovative, creative and passionate teacher for the role of Head of Music.

The School’s music program is a critical part of our curriculum as well as our co-curricular program. As such this role is key to ensuring the passion for teaching, learning and playing music in the School continues whilst enhancing the delivery of the music program to our students. You will be a passionate leader who inspires your team to engage our students in everything music can offer.

Students learn about the power of music through exploration and real world contexts whilst being inspired to explore the global language of music. We strive through all curriculum at the School for students to become confident problem solvers, critical and creative thinkers, clear communicators and lifelong learners.

This permanent, full time role commences at the beginning of Semester 1, 2023.  All applications will be reviewed on receipt and the school may appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

A comprehensive position description can be found here. Applications must include:

  • a statement addressing the selection criteria
  • the application form
  • an introductory letter and
  • a resume

Applications must be received by 9.00 am, Tuesday 23 August 2022. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au

Developing proficiency in Mathematics enables students to become confident problem solvers, critical and imaginative thinkers, clear communicators and lifelong learners. Students learn about the power of mathematical thinking through investigations and real world contexts whilst being inspired to explore the global language of mathematics.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified, enthusiastic and motivated Mathematics Teacher to lead our students along the journey of seeking and applying their knowledge and understanding. This temporary, full-time contract is for 2023 with the possibility of continuing further for the right candidate.

All applications will be reviewed on receipt and the school may appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

A comprehensive position description can be found here

Applications must include:

  • a statement addressing the selection criteria
  • the application form
  • an introductory letter and
  • a resume

and should be received by 9.00 am, Monday 29 August 2022. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au.

 

We are seeking a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and motivated early-career teacher to fill the role of Daily Relief Teacher in our High School. This role is designed to meet the needs of The Friends’ School by taking on relief responsibility for a range of classes with different needs across the High School, Years 7 – 10.

The Daily Relief Teacher reports to the Heads of High School on a daily basis for teaching responsibilities and daily expectations. The day-to-day expectations would change depending on the requirements of the School, classes and students.

This fixed-term, full-time role commences at the beginning of Semester 1, 2023.

All applications will be reviewed on receipt and the school may appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

A comprehensive position description can be found here

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 on Monday 29 August 2022. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au.

The study of Humanities at The Friends’ School encourages learners to think critically, communicate clearly, develop a global perspective and gain a deeper understanding of their own historical and contemporary contexts as well as the contexts of others. Humanities at The Friends’ School incorporates key elements of the Australian Curriculum (7-10) and offers certified courses in both the Tasmanian Certificate of Education and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (11-12).

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational teacher of Humanities to work alongside and lead our students as they develop skills and dispositions to thrive in the 21st Century. We encourage both beginning and experienced professionals to join our community of lifelong learners by applying for this position. Relevant qualifications to teach Years 11 and 12 Humanities courses will be desirable although it is not an essential requirement.

This permanent, full-time position commences at the beginning of Semester 1, 2023.

All applications will be reviewed on receipt and the school may appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

A comprehensive position description can be found here.

Applications must include:

  • A statement addressing each of the selection criteria
  • An employment application form
  • An introductory letter
  • Your resume

and should be received by 9.00am, Monday 29 August 2022. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au

The Friends’ School is seeking enthusiastic, motivated and passionate teachers to join our Primary team for 2023. This is a fantastic opportunity to transition to the Independent Educational Sector, become involved in a School that teaches the PYP or move back to IB teaching.

The successful candidates will value diversity and equality and will want to actively participate in the full life of the School. Both early-career and experienced teachers from lower and upper Primary backgrounds are encouraged to apply and whilst knowledge or experience of inquiry pedagogy is desirable it is not essential. The School works to support and develop both students and staff to be life-long learners.

These roles also offer the successful candidates the opportunity to be a part of major review within the School as we move to bring in both educational and organisational changes ready for 2024.

We are looking for two permanent full-time teachers and one fixed-term full-time teacher (one-year contract). All roles will commence at the beginning of Semester 1, 2023.

All applications will be reviewed on receipt and the school may appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

A comprehensive position description can be found here.

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 5 September 2022. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au.

The Friends’ School is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and passionate PE teacher to join our Primary team for 2023. This is a fantastic opportunity to transition to the Independent Educational Sector, become involved in a School that teaches the PYP or move back to IB teaching.

The successful candidate will value diversity and equality and will want to actively participate in the full life of the School. Both early-career and experienced PE teachers are encouraged to apply and whilst knowledge or experience of inquiry pedagogy is desirable it is not essential. The School works to support and develop both students and staff to be life-long learners.

This fixed-term, part-time role commences at the beginning of Semester 1, 2023.

All applications will be reviewed on receipt and the school may appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

A comprehensive position description can be found here.

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 5 September 2022. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated early-career teacher to fill the role of Daily Relief Teacher in our Primary School. This role is designed to meet the needs of The Friends’ School by taking on relief responsibility for a range of classes with different needs across the Primary School and is an incredible opportunity to transition to the Independent Educational sector.

The Daily Relief Teacher reports to the Head of School on a daily basis for teaching responsibilities and daily expectations. The day-to-day expectations would change depending on the requirements of the School, classes and students.

The role also offers the successful candidate the opportunity to be a part of major review within the School as we move to bring in both educational and organisational changes ready for 2024.

This fixed-term, full-time role commences at the beginning of Semester 1, 2023.

All applications will be reviewed on receipt and the school may appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

A comprehensive position description can be found here.

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 on Monday 5 September 2022. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au.

We are looking for caring, creative, dedicated candidates to join our Primary Years team, working closely with our students and teachers to enhance the learning experience in the classroom. With the Learning Assistant team, you will provide teaching and learning support to our students and prepare the classroom and relevant materials for activities.

This is a great opportunity to work in an environment that supports equality, diversity as well as developing both staff and students to be life-long learners.

All applications will be reviewed on receipt and the school may appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

A comprehensive position description can be found here.

Applications must include:

  • A statement addressing each of the selection criteria
  • An employment application form
  • An introductory letter
  • Your resume

and should be received by 9.00am, Monday 5 September 2022. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au

We are looking for caring, creative, dedicated candidates to join our Primary Years team, working closely with our students and teachers to enhance the learning experience in the classroom. With the Learning Assistant team, you will provide teaching and learning support to our students and prepare the classroom and relevant materials for activities.

This is a great opportunity to work in an environment that supports equality, diversity as well as developing both staff and students to be life-long learners.

All applications will be reviewed on receipt and the school may appoint prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

A comprehensive position description can be found here.

Applications must include:

  • A statement addressing each of the selection criteria
  • An employment application form
  • An introductory letter
  • Your resume

and should be received by 9.00am, Monday 5 September 2022. Please address your application to Nelson File – Principal, and email to employment@friends.tas.edu.au.

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