Employment

Careers at Oakleigh Grammar

Current Vacancies

Oakleigh Grammar welcomes applications from appropriately qualified and experienced people.  We support your ongoing learning and career development and encourage your continued success.

Applications must be accompanied by a full Curriculum Vitae and cover letter. Your submission should include the names and contact details of three confidential referees.  Please address your correspondence via email employment@oakleighgrammar.vic.edu.au

The wellbeing and safety of all students in the care of Oakleigh Grammar is our first priority and we have zero tolerance to child abuse.  The safety and protection of all students is the responsibility of everyone employed at Oakleigh Grammar.  All Oakleigh Grammar staff take an active role in relation to their obligations towards Child Safety under Ministerial Order No. 870 Child Safe Standards.  All staff employed at Oakleigh Grammar must agree to abide by the Oakleigh Grammar Child Safety Policy and the Oakleigh Grammar Child Safety Staff Code of Conduct.  Please refer to the Child Safe Policies of Oakleigh Grammar (available here.)

All Information collected by Oakleigh Grammar is in accordance with the Oakleigh Grammar Privacy Collection Notice (available here.)

Current vacancies:

 

Head of Early Learning Centre

 

  • Full – Time
  • Located in south east Melbourne, close to public transport
  • Excellent facilities, a professional and supportive working environment

 

Oakleigh Grammar is seeking an experienced and relational Head of their Early Learning Centre (ELC). The leader will be an accomplished early years’ leader and educator who will support and guide a highly experienced and committed team to provide world class early childhood education.

  • Lead an emergent Early Learning curriculum
  • Community focused leader
  • Positive, inclusive and visionary educator

The Oakleigh Grammar Early Learning Centre (ELC) is a state of the art facility offering a stimulating Reggio Emilia inspired learning environment for children from two to four years of age. The Early Learning Centre program encourages a child’s natural curiosity and creativity, whilst also ‘Empowering Young Minds’. Educators in the Early Learning Centre have the belief that children are full of curiosity and creativity, and that they have the powerful potential to gain a life-long passion for learning and exploration.

The curriculum is flexible and emerges from children’s ideas, thoughts and observations, with a belief that early learners have the capabilities to learn from their surroundings. The emphasis on the emergent curriculum, community and cultural awareness and respect are just a few elements that makes this approach the ideal basis for the Oakleigh Grammar ELC Curriculum.

 

With a start date of January 2023 (earlier by negotiation), The Head of the ELC reports to the Head of the Junior School. This leadership role is responsible for nurturing and supporting a Reggio Emilia inspired learning environment where all educators can thrive through an emphasis on reflective practice, self-improvement and collaboration and early learners are full of curiosity and creativity.

 

Skills and Experience:

 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

 

  • The capacity to lead a high performing team
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the developmental needs of children two to five years of age
  • A commitment to planning, implementing and evaluating learning using a consistent programming cycle suitable to the individual needs and interests of children, guided by the Reggio Emilia Approach, The Quartet and the Oakleigh Grammar Teaching and Learning Model
  • The capacity to collaborate with the Head of Junior School and the Head of Curriculum, Junior School
  • Proven experience of compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations and licensing requirements, including the maintenance of all relevant policy and procedure documents
  • A commitment to developing and maintaining innovative and effective policies and practices within the ELC
  • The ability to develop high quality relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including children, parents, and the wider Oakleigh Grammar community

The successful applicant will possess:

  • Appropriate academic qualifications
  • Experience in delivering service excellence to parents and carers
  • Knowledge of current and emerging educational developments in Early Learning

 

Oakleigh Grammar is a child safe environment. The school is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees will be required to comply with the school’s Code of Conduct and Child Safe Policies and have a current Working with Children Check. All employees at must comply with current Public Health Orders pertaining to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Oakleigh Grammar has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, as outlined in the Child Protection Policy.

 

To Enquire and Apply:
Oakleigh Grammar has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain a candidate information pack, please contact Kirsti Hitz-Morton Kirsti.hitz-morton@hutton.education  0434 914 188

 

 

HR Officer

  • Part-Time
  • Located in south east Melbourne, close to public transport
  • Excellent facilities, a professional and supportive working environment

 

Oakleigh Grammar is seeking to appoint an experienced, values-oriented HR Officer to provide essential support to the Principal and Executive Team.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience and proven ability to work collaboratively to:

  • provide high level, timely and professional advice and support to the Principal and Executive Team on all people–related matters
  • lead the HR function
  • partner with, advise and support leaders on people-related matters across the full employee life cycle
  • oversee the end-to-end recruitment, including drafting job descriptions and job advertisements, selection and screening, reference check and formal offer
  • On-boarding and off-boarding
  • proactively engage in the broader aspects of school life.

 

Skills and Experience:

We are seeking candidates who possess:

  • A strong generalist human resources background who has the capacity to manage the human resources function
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to build rapport and interact effectively at all levels of an organisation.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Advanced computer software skills, including Excel
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card for Employees

Desirable but not essential:

  • Degree in Human Resources Management or Industrial Relations
  • Experience in a school environment is an advantage

 

The position description can be found here.

 

Application Process

Applications should be emailed to: Employment@Oakleighgrammar.vic.edu.au

 

All applications should include

  • A Cover letter addressing your suitability for the position
  • A Resume detailing your qualifications and experience
  • Three professional referees

 

For all questions related to this position please contact the Executive Assistant to the Principal, Ms Tania Watson on (03) 9569 6128

 

Please note: Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted with regards to the progress of their application.

 

Bus Driver

  • Casual position
  • Located in south east Melbourne, close to public transport
  • Great working environment

 

The Role:

Oakleigh Grammar is seeking suitably qualified and experienced applicants to undertake the role of a casual Bus Driver to transport students to school in the morning and home in the afternoon.

The work mostly requires approximately 4 hours per day (broken into two shifts per day) during school terms only.

 

Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card
  • Current first aid certifications HLTAID001 and HLTAID003
  • A Light Rigid (LR) driver’s licence is essential, and a Heavy Rigid (HR) driver’s licence is desirable.
  • Experience driving school buses
  • An adaptable and flexible approach
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to positively engage with young children.

 

If you meet all the above criteria, enjoy driving and working with children, and have a caring and positive personality, we would love to hear from you.

 

Benefits:

  • Supportive, small team environment
  • Term-time work only
  • Attractive rate of pay

The position description can be found here.

 

Application Process

Applications should be emailed to: Employment@Oakleighgrammar.vic.edu.au

 

For all questions related to this position please contact the Executive Assistant to the Principal, Ms Tania Watson on (03) 9569 6128

The closing date for applications: 30 September 2022 at 4pm

 

Please note: Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted with regards to the progress of their application.