Current Positions at John Colet School

Working at John Colet School


John Colet School is a co-educational primary (Lower 1st to 6th class, i.e. K-6) school in Belrose, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. The school’s Vision, Mission and Values (VMV) are stated on the website.
John Colet School is a multi-faith school with a strong emphasis on character development and spiritual values such as self-awareness, presence and attention. The school has a record of achieving high academic results, and is committed to an enriched curriculum for all students. This includes an annual Shakespeare Festival, choral singing, lessons in philosophy and classical languages. 

 

Registrar (Head of Enrolments)

An exciting opportunity has become available for a part-time Registrar (Head of Enrolments), ideally commencing 20 July, 2020. This would include a transition period for training and settling in to the school.

The Registrar has a key role in introducing the School to the wider parent community as they seek the right learning environment for their child. The day-to-day role involves responding to and guiding new and future families through the necessary processes for enrolment. The role incorporates the gathering, recording, and interpreting of application, enrolment and exit trends and data so that strategic responses can be taken in relation to the school’s marketing. It involves maintaining relationships with students, parents, friends of the school and donors, past, present and future. This role also includes assisting in school events such as Open Day, Shakespeare Festival and organising Speech Night.

Remuneration:
This will be based on the Independent Schools NSW (Support and Operational Staff) Multi Enterprise agreement 2017.

Selection Criteria:

  • Experience within an enrolments department in a school setting
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing and communications
  • Experience in managing a customer/client database, preferably Sentral
  • Well-developed communication skills and excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated time-management and organisational skills
  • Experience in Indesign
  • Interest and willingness to uphold the ethos and core values of the school
  • Commitment to professional development and networking through Educate Plus or other professional bodies

To apply:

An application addressing the selection criteria including familiarity with the school’s VMV, full CV, copies of qualifications, and names of two referees should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date:  4.00pm Friday, 12 June 2020.

The successful applicant must possess current Working With Children Check number.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work with the Headmaster to continue to develop a strategic approach identifying new enrolment avenues, forecasting and planning.
  • Supporting and participating in the planning and operation of the marketing and public relations functions in the School and working closely with the Headmaster and the marketing team on strategic marketing, advertising and events management from an enrolments perspective.
  • Assisting in promoting the School to the current and prospective school community, through a range of marketing activities.
  • Responding to enrolment enquiries in an accurate, professional and timely way.
  • Managing all administrative elements of the School’s enrolment process promptly and liaising with the applicants, family and staff throughout the process, including trial days for children entering classes other than Lower 1st (K).
  • Creating and maintaining positive and supportive relationships with the general School community, parents and past, present and prospective students.
  • Organising and coordinating all interviews and hosting school tours, information mornings and evenings for prospective parents and students, answering questions and/or providing access to staff with relevant specialist knowledge.
  • Identifying opportunities to promote John Colet School through shows and other events, organising the School’s presence and representing the School at such events.
  • Planning, coordinating and attending relevant functions such as Open Days, Shakespeare Festivals, Speech Night and independent school expos as required.
  • Ensuring promotional and enrolment materials and resources are up to date, accurate and available for use as required. This includes ensuring School website is current and that social media are updated with the latest news, enrolments and scholarship information.
  • Working closely with administrative staff to ensure that all matters relevant to enrolments are actioned, including initial uniform fitting days.
  • Ensuring that relevant forms are correctly completed and comply with legal and School enrolment regulations and processes.
  • Ensuring moneys received in relation to enrolments are promptly passed to the Accounts

Receivable Officer for banking and receipting.

  • Ensuring details of student movements and new students are communicated to required staff through a timely process.
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality with respect to all documents containing personal information about members of the School community in accordance with relevant privacy legislation.
  • Ensuring records are secure and not accessible to unauthorised persons at any time.
  • Developing and documenting project management records for all major duties and processes associated with the enrolment functions.
  • Ensuring enrolment data entered in Sentral for the coming year’s new and current students is accurate and up to date and extracting appropriate reports as required.
  • Be familiar with school achievements and events and help prepare articles for publications about such events.

 

Other Information

Employees of John Colet School are required to:

  • maintain a degree of flexibility in working hours from time to time as required for the position.
  • accept that the School reserves the right to modify the position to meet its operating needs.
  • assist and relieve in other positions from time to time.

 

 

Part-Time and Casual Teaching Positions

Many of our most successful teachers have come after beginning in part-time or casual positions. This is a great opportunity for both the school and the candidate to determine a good fit before moving to a possible full-time role.The school is always looking for skilled, flexible staff to take on short and long term substitute teaching positions.

Essential:
Excellent teaching qualifications, recognised by NESA
Experience working within a primary school or a similar institution in the instruction of young children
Familiarity in working with teaching staff on the development of curriculum
Commitment to working and collaborating as part of a teaching team.
An excellent communicator with a love and enthusiasm for children and teaching
Enthusiastic to uphold the ethos and traditions of the school
Commitment to ongoing professional development

In addition, due to the way JCS has evolved, we look for the following: Teachers who are committed to their own spiritual and character development, and are therefore committed to such development in the children. 
As well as modern teaching methods and open, enquiry based learning, we use some traditional methods of curriculum delivery such as direct instruction, learning times tables and grammar and so on by heart. Teachers at John Colet School typically stay with the same class of students for three years in Infants and for four years in Primary.

To apply:
An application addressing the selection criteria, full CV, copies of qualifications, academic transcripts and names of two referees should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note the position being applied for in the subject area.

Closing Date:
Applications for Part Time and Casual positions are always open in line with the needs of the school.

 

 

Part-Time and Casual Teacher’s Aide Positions
Teacher’s aides play an important role in supporting individual and small groups of students along with assisting teachers in providing an excellent education. Many of our most successful teacher’s aides have come after beginning in part-time or casual positions. This is a great opportunity for both the school and the candidate to determine a good fit before moving to a possible full-time role. The school is always looking for skilled, flexible staff to take on short and long term supporting positions.

Essential:
Experience working within a primary school or a similar institution in the instruction of young children
Familiarity in supporting teaching staff
Commitment to working and collaborating as part of a team
An excellent communicator with a love and enthusiasm for children and teaching
Enthusiastic to uphold the ethos and traditions of the school
Commitment to ongoing professional development

In addition, due to the way JCS has evolved, we look for the following: Staff who are committed to their own spiritual and character development, and are therefore committed to such development in the children. 
As well as modern teaching methods and open, enquiry based learning, we use some traditional methods of curriculum delivery such as direct instruction, learning times tables and grammar and so on by heart.


To apply:
An application addressing the selection criteria, full CV, copies of qualifications, academic transcripts and names of two referees should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note the position being applied for in the subject area.

Closing Date:
Applications for Part Time and Casual positions are always open in line with the needs of the school.