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Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Hutchins School. We invite you to read on to find out more about working at Hutchins and we encourage you to apply for a suitable employment vacancy.

Our strategic intent is to develop, attract and retain staff who are leaders in their fields of practice, able to contribute to our vision of an inspirational education where each boy strives to achieve his personal best.

When asked if they would recommend The Hutchins School as a great place to work, 85% of employees agreed (PRIDE Employee Engagement Survey 2012).

Why work at Hutchins?

Great staff

For most of us our co-workers or colleagues help make our working life rewarding and enjoyable!

At Hutchins we employ a large range of people in a wide variety of roles that all make a contribution to and have a passion for the teaching and learning of boys.

For staff, our values of respect, relationships and community are demonstrated on a daily basis and are supported by our Kindness Policy.

Work, health and safety

Employee work, health and safety is critical to all aspects of our school life. Our Work, Health and Safety Team provide systems and support to all our supervisors and staff to ensure that staff and student safety is managed pro-actively and to the highest standards possible.

Location, facilities and resources

The Hutchins School is a Kindergarten to Year 12 day and boarding school for boys located in the suburb of Sandy Bay, close to Hobart’s city centre.

Our campus is well-maintained and presented and is considered a real asset by staff and students alike. Stunning water views of the River Derwent are available from many staff offices and classrooms.

We work hard to ensure that the best resources are available to deliver teaching and learning outcomes to students throughout the School. We are particularly proud of our information and communication technology (ICT) strategy and resources.

Specialist teaching and learning areas include laboratories and technical study areas which are well-equipped. Since 1998, the School has been substantially re-built with new buildings for the Early Learning Centre, Middle School, Music School, John Bednall Centre for Learning Support, Library Learning Centre and most recently our boarding facility, Burbury House, has been renovated.

Employee benefits

Most staff are employed under one of two Enterprise Agreements that offer attractive salaries when compared to other Tasmanian state and independent schools.

Many of our staff enjoy additional employee benefits such as a discount on Hutchins and co-operating school fees, free flu vaccinations and access to our outdoor camping facility.

View full employee benefit list

Our expectations

Teaching and learning is our core business and for over 160 years, we have been a leading school for boys. We are a school of high standards, impeccable reputation and strong traditions.

It is a strict requirement of our school that all staff obtain and maintain a Good Character Check.

All those who are employed by Hutchins are expected to uphold the following codes and standards to support the educational experience and standard that we promise our students and their families:

  1. The Hutchins School Code of Conduct
  2. The Hutchins School Dress Code for Employees (coming soon)

Our teachers are also required to be registered with Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania and are required to uphold their Code of Professional Ethics and Professional Teaching Standards.

All staff are required to support the School’s Christian education programs according to the practices of the Anglican Church of Australia and may be required to attend services of worship and student assemblies.

Teaching at Hutchins

Teachers participate in the total student educational program of the School which includes academic, pastoral and co-curricular programs. These programs combined with our well-resourced facilities and great staff, provide an environment where boys can become their best.

Teachers are supported to do their work by a number of key staff including Heads of School, Heads of House (pastoral care), the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Director of Staff Performance and the Head of Sport.

Support staff make a significant contribution to teaching and learning outcomes and help inspire our boys in the areas of work, health and safety, human resources, friend and fund-raising, marketing and events, finance, administration, library and information services.

Applying for employment

Vacancies

We advertise and promote job vacancies via local, state and/or national newspapers and recruitment websites such as CareerOne and Seek in conjunction with our own social media facilities.

Information about a role, the selection criteria and details on how to apply are provided on this website.

We also ask our staff to encourage friends and family with the required skills and qualifications to apply for vacant roles.

Selection criteria

Selection criteria are a summary of the skills, experience, qualifications and personal capabilities required of an individual to be successful in the role.

To help prospective applicants assess their own suitability for one of our vacancies and to ensure that all appointments are based on merit, selection criteria apply to all vacancies.

Our recruitment process requires candidates to address the selection criteria in their written application and subsequent interview and/or other assessment criteria will be relevant to the stated selection criteria.

Contact us

If you wish to register your interest to work for The Hutchins School, please provide your details to hutchins@hutchins.tas.edu.au

Should a suitable employment opportunity arise, you may be contacted by the School. Please note that by submitting your interest, there is no guarantee of an employment offer and you will be required to submit a formal written application to be considered for any new vacancies.

Character checks for employees

For the safety and wellbeing of students in our care all employees are required to undertake an appropriate character check.

From 1 July 2014 the Tasmanian Department of Justice has commenced the phased introduction of Working with Children Checks (WWCC) under new legislation, Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013.  This legislation and new WWCC will eventually replace the all Tasmanian Department of Education Safety Screens that currently apply to employees engaged in children’s services; and be required by many employees engaged in all child-related sectors including teaching (by 2016).

Currently potential employees need the following checks prior to commencing employment at the School:

  1. Teachers are required to be registered with the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board (TRB)
  2. All employees (teaching and support staff) working with young children (3.5 years of age) will require a current Tasmanian Department of Education Safety Screen (applications will be accepted up to 31 August 2014) or if not a holder of such a Safety Screen; then a Tasmanian Department of Justice Working with Children Checks (WWCC) (from 1 September 2014).
  3. All remaining employees are required to provide a National Police Record Check

Over the next three years, The Hutchins School will provide information to its employees and potential employees as to the appropriate character checks required for any given role at the School at the time of introduction and/or advertising of relevant position vacancies.

If you are interesting in seeking employment at our School please consider applying in advance for a relevant character check, as application and processing can take time.

Workplace gender equality reporting

Recently the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 has been replaced by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (WGE Act).

In the past The Hutchins School has provided employee information to promote the principles of the EOWW Act and now continues to provide required information to support the principles of the new WGE Act namely, the promotion and improvement of gender equity and outcomes for both women and men in the workplace.

Our WGEA Report for 2013 has been submitted and employees and employee organisations are provided access to the report and have the opportunity to comment on the information contained.

If you have any questions about the Report, please contact Alex Terhell, Human Resources Advisor, on (03) 6221 4249.

Induction

We are committed to ensuring that employees, contractors and volunteers are informed about policies, procedures and standard operating procedures to ensure a safe, rewarding and enjoyable experience whilst working at The Hutchins School.

We are also committed to high levels of health and safety for all persons attending or working at The Hutchins School.

The link below will take you to our induction portal where you will be able to register to complete the induction that best applies to your arrangement with the School, for example Employee, Contractor or Volunteer.

Register and commence your induction

To learn more about how Hutchins provides opportunities for boys to become their best, we invite you to contact our Enrolments Assistant on 03 6221 4236 who will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry, provide you with further details or arrange a tour so that you may see our school in action. Read more…