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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 Information Pack.

Current Vacancies

Teacher of Technology (Years 7-13)
Assistant Rowing Coaches
Short-Term Relief Teachers

Teacher of Technology (Years 7-13)

We are seeking to appoint a passionate Teacher of Technology to join our team and teach in our Middle and Senior Schools (Years 7-13). This is likely to be a full-time, permanent appointment, although there may be an opportunity for someone wanting part time work. The position is open from the start of Term 3, July 2024 or by agreement, and ideally, we would like to hear from teachers with a good range of experience in Materials Design. Experience could include but is not limited to, wood, costume, laser cutting, 3D modelling, and textiles. Please detail all teaching subjects in your application.

The Technology Department is a very well-resourced, collaborative department that delivers innovative future focussed design thinking to dynamic and dedicated students.

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.

Applicants could have:

  • An ability/willingness to use digital modelling/manufacturing equipment
  • Knowledge of working with textiles
  • Willingness to develop programmes that utilise your "material" skills
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A desire to foster excellence
  • The ability to promote learning
  • 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 Wednesday 26 June 2024 and are to include a covering letter and your current CV (stating teacher certification details, all teaching subjects, and the details of at least three referees). Please also include examples of student work and/or past projects briefs with your application. 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

Assistant Rowing Coaches

Scots College is a co-educational school in Wellington, for students ranging from Year 1 to 13. We are currently on the look-out for part time Assistant Coaches for the upcoming 2024-25 rowing season. The successful candidates will have coaching and/or rowing experience.

Proudly an IB World School with a history of over 100 years of education, our motto is “Virtutem Paret Doctrina” – let education build all-round character.

Scots College Rowing club is run by our Director of Rowing and supported by our parent-led Rowing Committee. The College is affiliated with the Star Boating Club, where our rowers run most of their training sessions. Star Boating Club is home to many strong rowing schools and continues to grow in numbers.

The Scots College Rowing Programme is a smaller programme, with numbers last season being around 25 students. We are striving to build the programme through creating an environment to harbour success.

The role of Assistant Coach is a part-time, paid position working as an independent contractor during the rowing season. These roles will commence late July, in time for the next rowing season (July 24-March 25, so approximately 30 week's work). The Assistant Coaches will be leading our Junior/Novice programme following the guidance of the Director of Rowing. Although this group will be their focus, they will work alongside all rowing athletes throughout the season.

This roles require flexible working hours (there are 15 to 20 hours available per week between the two assistant coaches) with all trainings either occurring early in the morning, straight after school, or during the weekend. There are multiple trainings during the week and overnight camps and regattas in Wellington, Hawke's Bay, Whanganui, and Karapiro. To apply or for additional information, email jess.turfrey@scotscollege.school.nz with your CV, and a letter outlining your experience and why you are the best fit for the role. Please also include the name of 2-3 recent referees (we will not contact these people without your permission).

 

Jess Turfrey
Director of Rowing

PO Box 15 064, Miramar
Wellington 6243
jess.turfrey@scotscollege.school.nz

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

Why Scots?

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