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?
The Hutchins School seeks to provide an inspirational education where each boy strives to achieve his personal best. Hutchins offers a large selection of academic courses and a robust pastoral care program to support students as academic and pastoral challenges arise.
The School provides personalised age-and-stage teaching and learning experiences for boys with participation in our experiential learning Power of 9 program being a significant milestone in a boy’s journey to becoming A Good Man.
As an educational community we are constantly looking at opportunities to improve the quality of our teaching, learning and business practices. Hutchins is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and all staff understand and have been involved in the recent accreditation process.
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 Pre-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, the Centre for Excellence, Library Learning Centre and most recently our boarding facility, Burbury House, has been renovated.
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.
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The Hutchins School offers eligible employees a range of employee benefits in addition to a safe, harmonious and engaging workplace.
- Access to extensive library resources including ebooks via OverDrive
- Access to long service leave entitlement after 8 years of continuous service for eligible employees
- Before and after-school care for your child (40% discounted fee) for eligible employees
- Discounted travel for selected airlines for staff provided by Andrew Jones Travel
- Free childcare to support employee attendance at defined professional development activities
- Free on-site car park
- Paid parental leave of 9 weeks or 5 days for eligible female and male (respectively) employees
- Use of school facilities including our school camp facilities, tennis courts, BBQ
Your health and wellbeing
- Bicycle User Group
- Cold weather clothing provided when role-appropriate
- Discounted membership for Medibank Private - 5% discount for Corporate Health Cover
- Hobart Aquatic Centre - Club and Aquatic - 10% discount for direct debit or 12 month term corporate membership
- Discounted massage services provided by Sandy Bay Massage Centre
- Discounted 6 and 12 membership for St Michael's Collegiate (sister school) swimming facilities
- Free flu vaccinations
- Qualified and experienced counsellor available for employee use
- Staff access to Hutchins Circuit Fitness Room equipped with 18 circuit stations, medicine and fit balls, gym mats, rowing ergo, exercise bike and skipping ropes, for a full workout!
You as a professional
- Access to professional journals provided
- Annual development discussions to enhance professional and personal growth
- Learning and development budget for further professional development
- Leave without pay, renewal (teachers) and self-funded leave (support staff) options available
- Professional teacher support provided through Scope and Sequence Program
- Quality workplace clothing (brands such as Benneton, Pierre Cardin) available for staff convenience via Midford Clothing online store
- Training provided such as first aid
- New employees may select our school fund (Mercer) and receive an extra 1% employer superannuation contribution in addition to the Superannuation Guarantee Charge (SGC)
- Eligible employees may receive financial reward for co-curricular activities
- Reduced school fees for Hutchins (40%) and St Michael's Collegiate and Fahan School (25%) for eligible employees
- Salary sacrifice program for school fees, superannuation and laptops
- Superannuation and financial seminars
Social and community
- End of school year activities/function for all employees
- Formal dinner for all staff and partners to celebrate the commencement of each school year
- Regular lunch gathering for all employees in our boarding house facility
- Vibrant, welcoming and safe building and facility infrastructure
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:
- The Hutchins School Code of Conduct
- 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.
- Relationships based on integrity and mutual respect.
- A safe and secure enviornment for all.
- Education of each student as an individual.
- Compassion and pastoral care.
- The pursuit of excellence appropriately celebrated.
- Accepting best practice and academic challenge.
- Active citizenship .
- Building resilience through purposeful effort, participation and persistence.
- Community connectedness.
Living and working in Tasmania
The city of Hobart and the surrounding area offer residents a relaxed lifestyle while boasting city conveniences. Our school occupies a beautiful and central location just outside the Hobart CBD. For more information about our location and school, take a Virtual Tour of Hutchins.
For more information about the city of Hobart and the state of Tasmania, please go to the Tasmanian government department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.
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.
Our teachers contribute to a Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 academic program that meets and often exceeds defined national curriculum standards. Our learning and development experiences for students are enhanced and supported by a structured whole school pastoral care program. Teachers are required to teach across different year groups and ability levels, teach subject programs, maintain a program of assessment for students, keep assessment records and write student reports.
The co-curricular program offers a broad range of co-curricular activities and a supportive learning environment where individual student needs are recognised and met. Teachers are required to participate in the co-curricular program as part of their role at the School.
Our teachers support and participate in the School’s Christian education programs according to the practices of the Anglican Church of Australia and attend services of worship and student assemblies.
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, and the Director of Staff Performance. Our Heads of Sport support teachers in their efforts within the co-curricular program and staff allocations are made based on interests, abilities and work/life commitments.
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 fundraising, marketing and events, finance, administration, and library and information services.
Applying for employment
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 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.
If you wish to register your interest to work for The Hutchins School, please provide your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Registration under new legislation, Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013. This legislation and new registration will eventually replace the Tasmanian Department of Education Safety Screens that currently apply to employees engaged in children’s services; and will 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:
- Teachers are required to be registered with the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board (TRB)
- 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 Registration (from 1 September 2014).
- 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
The Hutchins School is proud to provide relevant information to support the principles of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The Act serves to promote and improve gender equity and outcomes for both women and men in the workplace.
Our WGEA Report for 2015-16 has been submitted and employees and representative 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 Mrs Alison Brown, Human Resources Advisor, on (03) 6221 4337.
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