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Working at Scots College means you will be part of a leading, independent, co-educational school. You'll be part of a team of highly qualified staff who genuinely care about supporting each other and who are committed to providing a top quality education experience for our students.

As part of a recent independent review, staff and students at Scots College were asked by an external consultant how they would describe the current culture and feel of Scots College. The most common responses are listed below. 

Welcoming, friendly, inclusive, proud traditions, family feel, dynamic, happy, lots of opportunities, caring, comfortable, all round education, holistic, explorative, creative, safe physically and emotionally, diverse, culture of self- improvement, progressive, student led initiatives, empathetic, supportive, personalised, high standards expected, adults know you, unified, connected, respectful, wrap around care.

We are proud of the report findings, which are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire College Staff. They are also a strong indicator of what it means to work here. 

Scots College prides itself on high quality teaching and building all-round character, but it takes a whole village to deliver an exceptional educational experience. We also have a large team of operational and administration staff who work behind the scenes and are an integral part of the team. This includes IT, marketing, finance, a health centre, and property and catering staff. 

To learn more about Scots College, please click the button below to view our Candidate Informatiion Pack.

Current Vacancies

Deputy Principal Middle School, Operations and Pastoral
Teacher of Science (with Biology)
Teacher of Commerce
Head of Faculty, Commerce
Health and Safety Advisor
Short-Term Relief Teachers

Deputy Principal Middle School, Operations and Pastoral

Scots College is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced leader to be part of our Middle School leadership team.

Ideally, our successful candidate will have had significant middle or senior management experience with full involvement in all aspects of life in a school. They will be well used to a dynamic coeducational environment where the wellbeing of the students is paramount and will pursue excellence in all they do.

This role will have a mixture of responsibilities covering key aspects of pastoral care and day to day school operations. It will provide opportunities to lead whole school initiatives as well as playing a vital role in leading a high functioning pastoral team that provides care for all our students. The pastoral care team includes our House Deans and wellbeing staff, and the successful candidate will work closely with them to ensure we deliver the best pastoral care frameworks and structures possible. They will also have significant responsibilities in student management and operations.

With a national and international reputation for excellence, Scots College is a world-class independent school with a strong Presbyterian Heritage. It is a fully co-education, IB World School in the eastern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, and comprises three schools in one: Junior (Years 1-6), Middle (Years 7-10), and Senior (Years 11-13).  We provide our students with an excellent and holistic education within a vibrant learning environment with the aim of allowing them to contribute as global citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively, and develop the necessary skills to learn. For life.

Scots College offers a dual pathway for Senior students offering both NCEA and the IB Diploma, as well as our own Year 11 programme. The College is fully authorised for the delivery of the Diploma and Middle Years Programmes. Teaching opportunities for this role may exist across either or both of these pathways.

Key attributes of this candidate include:

  • High standards and expectations of students
  • A passion for inclusivity and for supporting and helping young people to succeed
  • The ability to manage and motivate young people
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to our special character and co-curricular programmes
  • Having a strong interest in the students, their families, and the community
  • High levels of integrity, practiced judgement, and discretion
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Being a participating and contributing team player

If you are motivated by the prospect of being a member of Scots College Senior Leadership team, then we would be delighted to hear from you. We would ideally like the successful candidate to commence in this role in time for the beginning of Term 3, July 2024.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 15 March 2024. Your application should comprise a covering letter and current CV, stating teaching subjects, your current teacher certification status, and the names of at least three referees (referees will not be contacted without your permission). Applications are to be submitted electronically to: hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz.

To read the job description, click here.

 

For further information please contact:
Claire Hinton 
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 15 064, Miramar
Wellington 6243
hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz
04 388 0854

Teacher of Science (with Biology)

We are seeking to appoint a talented and motivated Teacher of Science (with Biology) to teach in our Middle and Senior Schools (Years 7-13). This is a permanent, full-time appointment commencing in Term 2 2024.

With a national and international reputation for excellence, Scots College is a world-class independent school with a strong Presbyterian Heritage. It is a fully co-education, IB World School in the eastern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, and comprises three schools in one: Junior (Years 1-6), Middle (Years 7-10), and Senior (Years 11-13).  We provide our students with an excellent and holistic education within a vibrant learning environment with the aim of allowing them to contribute as global citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively, and develop the necessary skills to learn. For life.

Scots College offers dual pathway options for senior students, delivering both NCEA and the IB Diploma. We are also fully authorised for the delivery of the Middle Years and the Primary Years Programmes. Experience teaching the MYP and/or Diploma Programme would be advantageous although training will be provided.

Applicants should have:

  • NZ teacher registration (or in process)
  • Ideally, two to three years of teaching experience in NZ, teaching Biology to a senior level
  • A willingness to potentially teach both the IB Diploma and NCEA
  • Interdisciplinary teaching experience would be advantageous
  • The ability and passion to promote learning and the education of young people within a blended learning environment
  • A willingness to move with the times and work towards our future focussed learning goals
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and time management
  • The ability to manage and motivate young people, and a desire to foster excellence
  • A commitment to our special character and co-curricular programmes

If you are motivated by the prospect of being a part of a dynamic teaching environment and would enjoy the challenges of this exciting role, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Applications close on Friday 15 March and are to comprise a covering letter and current, full CV (stating other teaching subjects and NZ teacher certification status/details) and are to be submitted electronically to: hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz.

 

For further information please contact:
Claire Hinton 
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 15 064, Miramar
Wellington 6243
hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz
04 388 0854

Teacher of Commerce

We are seeking a talented and motivated teacher (able to teach Economics and/or Business Studies) to join our Commerce learning area. The successful applicant will teach across our Middle and Senior Schools (Years 7-13). This is a permanent appointment, ideally commencing in mid-May 2024, but there may be some negotiation around a slightly later start.

With a national and international reputation for excellence, Scots College is a world-class independent school with a strong Presbyterian Heritage. It is a fully co-education, IB World School in the eastern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, and comprises three schools in one: Junior (Years 1-6), Middle (Years 7-10), and Senior (Years 11-13).  We provide our students with an excellent and holistic education within a vibrant learning environment with the aim of allowing them to contribute as global citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively, and develop the necessary skills to learn. For life.

Scots College offers a dual pathway for senior students offering both NCEA and the IB Diploma. The College is fully authorised to deliver the Diploma Programme and the Middle Years Programme. Experience teaching either or both of these programmes would be highly advantageous, although if necessary, training will be provided to the right candidate.

Applicants should have:

  • Experience teaching Economics/Business Studies to senior level
  • A passion for and the ability to promote Commerce subjects in the College
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A desire to foster excellence and be supportive of focussed change
  • The ability to promote learning and a passion for the education of young people
  • A willingness to move with the times and work to meet our future focussed learning goals
  • A commitment to our special character and co-curricular programmes
  • A commitment to the College’s desire to promote international mindedness, multi-cultural understanding, and the wellbeing of students

Applications close on Friday 15 March 2024, and are to comprise a covering letter and current CV (including the names of at least two referees) and your NZ teacher registration details. Please state all teaching subjects, including your Commerce specialty subject/s. Applications are to be submitted electronically to: hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz.

 

For further information please contact:
Claire Hinton 
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 15 064, Miramar
Wellington 6243
hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz
04 388 0854

Head of Faculty, Commerce

We are seeking a talented and motivated teacher to lead our Commerce learning area, as Head of Business Studies working alongside our HoD Economics, teaching across our Middle and Senior Schools (Years 7-13). This is a permanent appointment, ideally commencing in mid-May 2024, but there may be some negotiation around a slightly later start.

With a national and international reputation for excellence, Scots College is a world-class independent school with a strong Presbyterian Heritage. It is a fully co-education, IB World School in the eastern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, and comprises three schools in one: Junior (Years 1-6), Middle (Years 7-10), and Senior (Years 11-13).  We provide our students with an excellent and holistic education within a vibrant learning environment with the aim of allowing them to contribute as global citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively, and develop the necessary skills to learn. For life.

Scots College offers a dual pathway for senior students offering both NCEA and the IB Diploma. The College is fully authorised to deliver the Diploma Programme and the Middle Years Programme. Experience teaching either or both of these programmes would be highly advantageous, although if necessary, training will be provided to the right candidate.

Applicants should have:

  • Experience in leading an important curriculum area, and the staff within
  • A passion for and the ability to promote Commerce subjects to senior level
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A desire to foster excellence and be supportive of focussed change
  • The ability to promote learning and a passion for the education of young people
  • A willingness to move with the times and work to meet our future focussed learning goals
  • A commitment to our special character and co-curricular programmes
  • A commitment to the College’s desire to promote international mindedness, multi-cultural understanding, and the wellbeing of students

Applications close on Friday 15 March 2024, and are to comprise a covering letter and current CV (including the names of at least two referees). Please state all teaching subjects, including your Commerce specialty subject/s. Applications are to be submitted electronically to: hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz.

 

For further information please contact:
Claire Hinton 
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 15 064, Miramar
Wellington 6243
hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz
04 388 0854

Health and Safety Advisor

We are seeking to appoint a Health and Safety Advisor to join our staff. This is a full time, permanent appointment, commencing as soon as possible.

It is important that the successful applicant becomes part of our staff, with the time and willingness to engage with people and help them work pro-actively and effectively with health and safety requirements in the most efficient way.

With a national and international reputation for excellence, Scots College is a world-class independent school with a strong Presbyterian Heritage. It is a fully co-education, IB World School in the eastern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, and comprises three schools in one: Junior (Years 1-6), Middle (Years 7-10), and Senior (Years 11-13).  We provide our students with an excellent and holistic education within a vibrant learning environment with the aim of allowing them to contribute as global citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively, and develop the necessary skills to learn. For life.

The successful applicant will be responsible for continuing the development and management of health and safety systems and requirements, to ensure good compliance with legislation, and most of all, understand what it takes to keep people safe. As a school, we have a diverse range of activities going on (both on and off site) as well as a wide range of age groups participating in these activities. Some of the responsibilities of the role include:

  • Developing, reviewing, and monitoring the effectiveness of policies, procedures, apps, etc.
  • Continuing the development of paperwork, registers, apps, etc., which supports hazard identification and management, risk assessments, and accident/incident reporting, etc.
  • Assisting with reporting requirements
  • Lead member of the Health and Safety Committee
  • Monitor and assist with College-wide RAMs forms and internal operating procedures (for College trips and events) to ensure the appropriate level of attention is given to risk management
  • Being a visible presence around the College and providing advice and guidance as required
  • Aspects of property compliance work (building WOFs, fire compliances, inspections, testing, etc.) and contractor management

As well as having prior experience in a similar role, the successful applicant will ideally be:

  • the holder of an Occupational Health and Safety Bachelor of Health Science Degree (Level 7), or comparable qualification
  • committed to promoting health and safety in the workplace
  • able to demonstrate an adaptable approach to their work
  • a good, practical communicator with strong interpersonal skills that encourage cooperation and good practice
  • able to work on their own and in an organised manner
  • able to foster positive, collaborative working relationships and engage others in initiatives and practices that support a safe working environment
  • knowledgeable of relevant legislation
  • computer literate, able to produce good quality documentation to support risk assessments, reporting, etc.
  • detail conscious, process orientated, and able to demonstrate problem solving skills

If you feel you fit the above specification and are motivated by the prospect of being a part of Scots College, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please note: You must already be in New Zealand and have the right to work here to apply for this role.

Your application is to include a covering letter and current CV, and the names of at least three referees (referees will not be contacted without your permission). We have no closing date for this vacancy and will withdraw it when it is filled. If you think you could be interested, please e-mail through an expression of interest so we are aware your application is pending.

Applications/expressions of interest are to be submitted electronically to: hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz.

To read the job description, click here.

 

For further information please contact:
Claire Hinton 
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 15 064, Miramar
Wellington 6243
hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz
04 388 0854

Short-Term Relief Teachers

Scots College is looking to build its relief teacher register and would love to hear from certificated teachers who would be available to teach on a casual basis within the College. We are interested in considering both primary and secondary trained teachers.

With a national and international reputation for excellence, Scots College is a world-class independent school with a strong Presbyterian Heritage. It is a fully co-education, IB World School in the eastern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, and comprises three schools in one: Junior (Years 1-6), Middle (Years 7-10), and Senior (Years 11-13).  We provide our students with an excellent and holistic education within a vibrant learning environment with the aim of allowing them to contribute as global citizens who think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively, and develop the necessary skills to learn. For life.

To apply for a position as a relief teacher, you must be fully qualified as a teacher and hold a current New Zealand practicing certificate, issued by the Teaching Council NZ. You must also have the right to work in New Zealand as a New Zealand citizen or resident, or be the holder of a suitable work visa.

Applications are to include a covering letter, which states all teaching subjects, a CV, and the names of at least two referees. Please submit these by e-mail to: hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz.

 

For further information please contact:
Claire Hinton 
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 15 064, Miramar
Wellington 6243
hintonc@scotscollege.school.nz
04 388 0854

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