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 School’s Purpose & Concerns and 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 education 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.

(Please note that inquiries and applications for the Principal role, must liaise directly with Kathy McLean from Fish & Nankivell – mobile 0414 376 698)

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

With the decision of Nelson File to retire as Principal of The Friends’ School at the end of 2023 after 11 years of distinguished leadership and service, the Board of Governors invites applications for the role of Principal from January 2024. The Rules of the Association which govern the School require the Board of Governors where possible to appoint a Principal who is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); however, provision is made to appoint a Principal who is not a Quaker but who is in sympathy with Quaker principles and practices, and thus applications from both Quakers and non-Quakers are welcome.

Please obtain information about the position by calling the consultant assisting the School, Kathy McLean, of Fish & Nankivell, on 0414 376 698. Applications are to be made directly to Kathy by Monday 9 January 2023. A concurrent search is being conducted.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and proactive person to join our retail services team in The Friends’ School Shop from the start of January 2023.

The Retail Services team is responsible for ensuring that our students, parents and staff are able to efficiently and effectively purchase uniforms, books and stationery available to support their School life. The School Shop also provides stationery to staff within the School.

The role is for 10 hours per week during term times, with the opportunity for additional hours during busy periods and when the need for cover arises. Shifts do include before and after school hours.

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

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, proactive and caring person to join our team of staff supervising students who live in the School’s Boarding House, Walker House.

The Residence Supervisors are responsible for the welfare and supervision of students in Years 7 to 12 who are boarding in Walker House. Supervision includes during meal times, in supervised study times and some out-of-school activities. They will actively and positively contribute to the provision of quality care and education to all boarders in our community.

The residence supervisor is one of a team of supervisors who work on a roster basis. This roster may include evening or weekend work.

Further information on the roster can be obtained by contacting HR at the School.

This position is a live-in position with a remuneration package including accommodation, all meals, utilities and a generous salary.

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 12 December 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
  • Salary Packaging through Southgate Salary Packaging Services
  • 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