Careers

Careers @ Sandridge School

We are hiring! We currently have 3 roles available for engaged, creative and dynamic people who want to join the Sandridge Team.

  • Director of Operations
  • Early Years Educator
  • Creative Arts Educator

For details, scroll below.

Director of Operations

The Opportunity

At Sandridge, we believe that innovation and designing learning are a team sport. We’re looking for purpose driven doers, who are self-motivated, adventurous, playful, and adaptive. Which means if you get to work here, you will be working with lots of other awesome people. People like you! Don’t worry if you don’t have a prior education background, we’re open to people who have a passion for learning, child development, and education, who may be new to the education sector. If you are a teacher looking to branch out into new adjacent areas, and you’re motivated to be a key part of the team re-imagining how schools operate and thrive, we’d love to talk with you. We’re looking for someone who is motivated to play an important role in not just being an excellent operations manager, but also someone who would thrive in being a co-designer of our operating infrastructure. So, if you’re an experienced operations manager with an eye for detail and a passion for entrepreneurial creation in education, OR if you’re a teacher looking to branch out from your current role and help us build a new school model and system, this opportunity is for you!

We are growing and we are hiring!

Sandridge School is looking for a Full-Time Senior Operations Manager or Director of Operations to help exceed all of our customers and stakeholders expectations for the level of joy, responsiveness, and care that is possible within a school experience. In this role, you would be a primary representative of Sandridge School to our community, as well as a strong advocate for our amazing customers. You would need to thoughtfully and gracefully balance incredible service, proactive insight, and engaged helpfulness in building a responsive and highly efficient operational system to help us deliver the highest quality support and service in the most effective manner possible.Your goal is not just to deliver the best customer successes possible, but to also help us create the processes and systems that will enable our school to grow and scale effectively. In this role, you will not only be responsible for overseeing customer satisfaction, but also design systems and coach other team members in rolling these programs out school-wide. You will work closely with and be coached by the executive team and board of Sandridge School in these endeavors.You must love a high-energy, ever-evolving, fast-paced working environment where your responsibilities are shifting, but the quality of your impeccable service and delivery remains stellar, no matter what. This role requires work during School Holidays, one week after classes close, and two weeks prior to the commencement of the school year. Four weeks annual leave are negotiable outside of these specific times.

SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Your role would include, but not be limited to, oversight and ownership of the following areas:

Operations Management

Measure: You will work with senior leadership team to identify and assess metrics to measure the success and output of our operations, providing insights and reports as needed. You will work with the team to use these metrics and assessments to consistently drive improvements in team performance and effectiveness.

Innovate: You will work with senior leadership team to build a new standard for customer happiness in schools by passionately managing, measuring, and driving improvements in customer satisfaction, productivity, SLAs, etc.

Analyze: You will work with senior leadership team to develop best practices knowledge in customer happiness operations in education and across other industries, to gather and synthesize relevant data, suggest improvements in the tools, and techniques to help scale the team.

Scale: You will strive to see the opportunity in every challenge and develop structured plans to deliver solutions to help us scale our model beyond a single school.

Customer Happiness Management

  • You will efficiently fix, triage, manage, and address current and prospective customer inquiries to create a culture of customer joy
  • You will work closely with our leadership team to create programs and initiatives to make our customers experiences even better
  • You will work closely with our School board, leadership team, and marketing teams to administer our customer intake and admissions process

Administrative and Front Office Management

  • You will work as the trusted right hand to our board and leadership team, helping coordinate and facilitate many daily administrative and operational programs. You will help ensure the school campus is managed efficiently and effectively on a daily basis. You will work closely with Senior Staff to ensure that the programs on offer in all activities are of a nature consistent with the vision and goals of the school. Fundamentally, you will work closely with leadership team to establish and reinforce a culture of continuous improvement within the School for both staff and students.
  • On a daily basis, you will oversee many of our operational programs, including overseeing customer interactions, school care, sports, health and safety, and extracurricular. You will endeavor to ensure that good communication is maintained between the school, parents and students on a daily, consistent basis, which includes overseeing communications across multiple online and in person channels.
  • In doing this daily work, you will also be designing systems that enable this work to scale to multiple teams and locations over time.

Key Relationships

You would directly report to the Sandridge School Board and the Principal. You would play key role, liaising with all Senior Staff, Leadership Team, and across the entire Sandridge School ecosystem.

Key Qualifications

Ideally, you will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and at least 3-5 years of experience managing projects, timelines, and operations for a fast moving organization or team. We’re also interested in talking teachers who are looking to branch out from their current roles as educators, but looking to stay in the education field, in a high impact role.

To Apply

Please send us an email at jobs@sandridge.vic.edu.au with your CV or a link to your LinkedIn/Bio, along with a short message about what makes you feel excited and passionately about this role. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Early Years Educator

Are you an Early Years (Foundation, Year 1) educator that creates incredible learning experiences that are genuine, organic and connect your students to the world we live in? Then you should definitely read on because this is what we are looking for at Sandridge School and we are hiring!

The opportunity:

We’re an Independent, Secular, Prep-Year 7 school currently based in Williamstown, VIC, and we’re looking for educators who believe that all children deserve an extraordinary education, and are motivated to play an important role in co-designing our learning environments.

At Sandridge, we believe that innovation and designing learning are a team sport.  We’re looking for purpose driven doers, who are self-motivated, adventurous, playful, and adaptive. Which means if you get to work here, you will be working with lots of other awesome people. People like you!

We are growing and we are hiring!

Sandridge School is growing quickly, and we’re looking for an epic Early Years Educator to join us for 2018.

Do you enjoy building deep, emotional bonds with your students? Do you value the role of inquiry and nonviolent communications in building authentic, meaningful relationships? Do you have any familiarity with Reggio Emilia and other play-centered learning models?

Do you have experience teaching Foundation and/or Year 1, or at similar levels of child development?

We’d love to hear from you if any of the above resonates with you!

To Apply

Please send us an email at jobs@sandridge.vic.edu.au with your CV or a link to your LinkedIn/Bio, along with a short message about what makes you feel excited and passionately about this role. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Creative Arts Educator

Are you an experienced Creative Arts educator who would like the opportunity to be involved with a school that highly values the Arts? A school that desires to synthesis all aspects of Creative Arts into project-based learning, creating a holistic experience for all students? Then you should definitely read on because this is what we are looking for at Sandridge School and we are hiring!

The opportunity:

We’re an Independent, Secular, Prep-Year 7 school currently based in Williamstown, VIC, and we’re looking for educators who believe that all children deserve an extraordinary education, and are motivated to play an important role in co-designing our learning environments.

At Sandridge, we believe that innovation and designing learning are a team sport.  We’re looking for purpose driven doers, who are self-motivated, adventurous, playful, and adaptive. Which means if you get to work here, you will be working with lots of other awesome people. People like you!

We are growing and we are hiring!

Sandridge School is growing quickly, and we’re looking for an epic Creative Arts Educator to join us for 2018. We are looking for someone who is:

  • experienced in one or more of the Creative Arts disciplines (Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Music and/or Media Arts).
  • willing to develop knowledge and skills across all the Creative Arts disciplines.
  • able to synthesis Creative Arts disciplines with other key areas of learning.
  • able to coordinate with specialists and educators to create a holistic learning experience.
  • able to resource and drive the creation of the Creative Arts approach program across the school.
  • develop an innovative and highly creative program, that allows students to use the Arts to express themselves in different ways, to different audience
  • able to build positive relationships with students from Foundation to Year 7.

To Apply

Please send us an email at jobs@sandridge.vic.edu.au with your CV or a link to your LinkedIn/Bio, along with a short message about what makes you feel excited and passionately about this role. We look forward to hearing from you!


Duty of Care:

As an educational facility, Sandridge School prioritizes the safety of its student community. On this basis, we engage in a detailed review of all potential and existing staff. This review is designed to determine whether the potential or existing employee is a fit and proper person to be trusted to work in a school environment and in the position applied for or held. The review process includes, but is not limited to, Criminal Records Checks.

Before a person commences employment at Sandridge School, they must have a valid Working with Children Check card/application receipt and/or hold current registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). This card or VIT registration will need to be provided to the School upon interview.

Child Safe Standards Policy and Procedures

Sandridge School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This is the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

Sandridge School has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Sandridge School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention is paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

All individuals involved in the Sandridge School program has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

In its planning, decision-making and operations, Sandridge School commits to the following:

  1. To take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;
  2. To value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
  3. To foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children
  4. To respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount;
  5. To provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;
  6. To engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development;
  7. To ensure children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable and encouraged to raise such issues;
  8. To report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities;
  9. To share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
  10. To value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.

On 26 November 2015, the Victorian Parliament passed the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Bill 2015 to introduce seven child safe standards (the Standards) into law. The Standards apply to all organisations involved in child-related work in Victoria.

Sandridge School requires all of its staff to comply to these regulations. A copy of the policy can be provided upon application