Current Opportunities

Learn for Life

The Newcastle Grammar School motto Spectemur Agendo means ‘let us be judged by our acts’ and this commitment is central to our school values of RISE – Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence.

Our staff and teachers are selected for their professionalism and expertise, and then continually supported to grow and upskill to maintain an unrivalled standard of education for our students.

Our mission is to deliver an outstanding holistic education that prepares students to live a life of purpose and success: to become graduates who change their world. The School’s strong tradition of excellence is demonstrated by consistently outstanding academic results, among the highest in New South Wales, as well as the exceptional calibre of our graduating students.

Newcastle Grammar School is deeply committed to enabling its staff to succeed in today’s hybrid teaching and learning environment, with significant investments in ICT technology for teachers and classrooms, and the construction of outstanding new facilities currently underway.

Our Strategic Plan sets a clear purpose to be recognised as the leading regional school and a world-class centre for learning and wellbeing. We are a Visible Wellbeing school, with all staff trained and supported to foster an enriched student community.

Newcastle Grammar School pursues innovative programs including our Positive Education philosophy, membership of Round Square which provides global school connections, our service partnership with an orphanage and school in Vietnam, implementation of Deep Learning (in Secondary) and Inquiry-Based Learning (in Primary), our unique MyNGS Passport co-curricular network, strong industry connections and an exceptional Supporting Athlete Performance program.

We are an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, gender or sexuality. Our comprehensive Reconciliation Action Plan provides a strong indigenous focus with unique scholarship opportunities. We invite passionate and skilful teachers who strive to make a positive difference to their students, to apply for a position within our dedicated and supportive community.

  • If you are applying for an advertised position, please complete the ‘Employment Application Form’ and forward with your cover letter and resume to Lauren.McGreevy@ngs.nsw.edu.au.

Employment opportunities available

Newcastle Grammar School is currently seeking talented and dedicated individuals to fulfil the below roles.


Risk & Compliance Officer

The Role

An opportunity exists for a Risk and Compliance Officer to join our team of dedicated professionals. This position is responsible for coordinating the efficient and effective delivery of the School’s relevant compliance requirements while providing expertise to provide a safe and secure learning environment for staff and students.

This role will be split into three key areas including:

  1. Risk & Compliance
  2. Workplace Health & Safety
  3. Policies & Procedure Implementation and development

Within these key areas, you will be responsible for: 

    • Conducting risk assessments for School-approved events, excursions, tours and activities in accordance with relevant legislative and compliance requirements
    • Monitoring and maintaining an overview of the School’s risk register
    • Monitoring changes to legislation and assessing the implications for the School’s current risk framework
    • Identifying and evaluating new risks and compliance requirements
    • Prepare reports of any WHS issues
    • Recommending, coordinating, and participating in health and safety policy and procedure development
    • Ongoing review of current policies and processes to ensure compliance against relevant legislation 

    About You 

    You are a passionate employee who has: 

    • Tertiary qualifications in risk management (or similar)
    • Holds a current Working with Children Check
    • Experience working in a complex organisation and proven experience in risk and compliance 
    • High level of computer and administration skills and capacity to produce structured detailed plans and reports.

    Maintenance Services Officer

    The Role

    A full-time opportunity now exists for a Maintenance Services Officer to join the Property Services team. The Property Services Department is actively engaged in supporting the efficient and effective running of the School’s day to day operations through effective maintenance and operational support.

    The successful candidate will be a competent, capable and caring individual who is able to work cohesively as a team player. The candidate will display and be able to evidence a strong commitment to the School’s values – Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence – and will present and communicate in a welcoming and professional way with School stakeholders including students, staff, contractors, parents and the broader School community.

    The Property Services Department is responsible for working across a variety of spaces conducting a range of tasks such as:

    • Painting
    • Low risk repairs and maintenance (ie light tube replacement)
    • Minor carpentry and plumbing repairs
    • Door repairs including handles, locks and hinges
    • General handyman duties
    • Landscaping including mowing, hedging, pruning and using a variety of other landscape power tools
    • Event set up and support including setting of chairs and tables for assemblies and large gatherings, offsite events etc
    • Furniture relocations
    • Receiving and delivering parcels
    • Working knowledge and history of applying safe work practices in a property environment including using SWMS, identifying and mitigating safety issues/practices

    What We Offer

    In addition, some of the tangible benefits of working at NGS include:

    • Discounted school fees
    • Leadership opportunities and career progression
    • Access to practical staff wellbeing activities and financial advice through our partnerships with external organisations – for example, counselling, salary sacrificing and novated car leases. 

    About You

    You will have:

    • A valid Working With Children Check (essential)
    • Experience and knowledge of a diverse range of hand and power tools (essential) 
    • A current Senior First Aid certificate
    • Trade qualifications in carpentry, maintenance plumbing, horticulture or prior experience in a similar independent school role will be considered highly
    • A valid White Card or OHS induction certificate from other states is advantageous
    • Electrical Tagging certifications (advantageous but not essential)
    • LR driver’s licence (advantageous but not essential)

    This is a Full-time role working across the School’s two Campuses (located in Cook’s Hill and The Hill). The role has been assessed as a Level 1 General Hand under the School’s current MEA (the Independent Schools NSW (Support and Operational Staff) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2021). Remuneration will be considered where a specific skill or trade qualification of interest to the School is confirmed. 

    Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. You are encouraged to apply promptly as applications close once a suitable recruit is obtained. 

    Canteen Assistant – Casual

    Newcastle Grammar School is the pre-eminent co-educational independent school in the Hunter Region for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. We offer an innovative and holistic academic environment that fosters personal achievement to deliver first class outcomes for our students. 

    The Role

    An opportunity exists for a Canteen Assistant to join our team on a casual, two day / week basis. The role will work in our Secondary campus on a Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am – 12:30pm. 

    In this role, you will be responsible for duties such as: 

    • assisting in the preparation of healthy wholesome food to be sold through the canteen,
    • maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene in the canteen
    • assisting other canteen staff with sales, both in person and via the Flexischools app

    About You

    The successful candidate will be a hardworking professional who has:

    • Experience in food preparation and/ or working in a hospitality setting.
    • An understanding of basic food hygiene practices.
    • Good customer service & communication skills as well as a passion for engaging with children.
    • Experience working with POS systems.
    • An ability to be organised and multi-task.
    • An ability to build good relationships with colleagues in a small team environment.
    • A valid Working with Children Check.