People & Careers
INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION
At Scotch, we prepare our students to make an impact.
We plan to deliver consistent, outstanding innovation in our people, programs and infrastructure on a sustainable basis, in order to provide opportunities for young people to thrive and develop the awareness, boldness and versatility to make a difference in any part of the world.
We are a forward looking, externally focused, nurturing and ambitious community driven by a powerful sense of the wellbeing of our stakeholders, so that the wellbeing of others may be enhanced.
We want all our staff to be able to flourish: physically adept, mentally resilient, intrinsically motivated, highly skilled, practicing effective work life integration, and demonstrating an adaptive capability which will enable the College to confidently embrace disruption.
As one of Australia’s leading independent schools, at Scotch you will find a supportive, collaborative and professional working environment with an emphasis on wellbeing. Innovation, collaboration and creative thinking are celebrated. Within our workplace culture, we actively embrace our core values of mutual respect, personal excellence, life-long learning, wellbeing, service, and community.
Scotch College is a child-safe organisation and committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. we undertake appropriate screening and suitability assessments to determine the commitment of applicants to supporting child safety and wellbeing values in practice. Our Screening and Suitability Policy is available here.
Why Join Scotch?
We are committed to high standards and understand that our people are critical to our success. We therefore value each member of our team and strive to meet individual needs. A commitment to wellbeing underpins our culture and is reflected in a range of support and flexibility initiatives across the College. Scotch is also an equal opportunity employer, which values and promotes equity and diversity.
Leadership, Learning & Development
As an organization committed to lifelong learning, we invest in our team and offer regular formal and informal professional development opportunities. Every staff member is encouraged to take advantage of the many education and professional development opportunities offered.
We have high expectations of our students and staff. These expectations include Respect, Inclusion, Valuing Difference, Valuing the Student voice, Positive reinforcement, using Personalized approaches, Coaching and Mentoring, and creating supportive environments to create a safe and positive environment. The Co-curricular Program at Scotch is an integral component of our educational offering. It is an expectation that all teachers contribute to the program.
All people employed by the College must be eligible to work in Australia. Teachers must hold current registration with the South Australian Teachers Review Board (TRB).
Any staff member employed by the College, not holding a current TRB Registration, must hold a current Department of Community and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Working With Children Check (WWC).
Employer of Choice
In 2021, Scotch College Adelaide was one of only 25 schools across Australia to be recognised by The Educator as an education Employer of Choice.
Award winners were those schools who overcame the myriad challenges of the past year – intense workloads, long hours, COVID, remote learning, student health and wellbeing, admin and red tape – to provide a positive working environment for their employees.
The short list of award recipients included public, independent and Catholic schools.
Visit The Educator to learn more.