Teacher of Humanities/Geography

Job No: BGS196
Location: Brisbane

Position

Title: Teacher of Humanities/Geography

Reporting to: Head of Department  

Status: Full Time | Fixed term (6 months) with the possibility of becoming continuing

Commencement: Term 3, 2022

The role

Brisbane Grammar School is seeking applications from experienced, high-quality educators with the qualifications to teach and develop curriculum in Years 7 to 10 Humanities subjects as well as the ability to teach Geography to Year 12. This is a full-time | fixed term (6 months) position (with the possibility of becoming a continuing position) commencing in Week 1 Term 3 2022.

Applications are sought from educators with experience and/or expertise in teaching a combination of Humanities subjects to at least Year 10 level (particularly Geography and History) and ideally with experience teaching up to Year 12 level in Geography. Interest and proven experience in the integration of technology, and a strong background in Humanities subjects and Senior Geography will be advantageous.

Applicants should be experienced with pedagogy associated with boys’ education and, in particular, be able to assist adolescent boys in fostering a love and appreciation of the subject area.

About you

The successful applicant will have high expectations of students, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in practice, use a range of pedagogies, provide timely feedback to students, and have the ability to establish and maintain a positive and productive classroom-learning environment. The position will entail maintaining accurate records, reporting on student performance and communicating with families.

Essential criteria:

  • Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach to the specified requirements of the position
  • Demonstrated capacity in classroom management
  • Capacity to operate as a collaborative and team-oriented person in a professional work environment
  • Capacity and willingness to contribute to the welfare of students
  • Understanding of and commitment to the ethos of independent schooling
  • Capacity and willingness to contribute to the School’s Cocurricular program
  • Capacity in the teaching of higher-order thinking
  • Competency in the use of ICT, and its integration into the curriculum (blended learning)
  • Willingness to be involved in professional development opportunities as they arise

The School

Brisbane Grammar School is a non-denominational boys’ school of about 1800 students (Years 5 to12) overlooking the Brisbane CBD. The School maintains a 150-year strong tradition of academic excellence, extensive cocurricular activities and student wellbeing programs. We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated and professional staff who provide an exceptional learning environment responsive to the needs of our students.  

Our professional community

Brisbane Grammar School values the professionalism of our teaching staff and seeks to nurture a dynamic learning culture at the School for both students and staff. The School provides freedom for teachers to be creative and innovative, and to develop and grow our research capacity in pedagogical practice and blended learning. The School’s academic structures support collaboration, with staff working in teams within and across disciplines and between the Middle and Senior Schools. Our teachers model collaborative, lifelong learning, and are supported through generous professional development opportunities and high-quality resources.

Our learning environment

In recent years, Brisbane Grammar School carefully audited and reviewed its curriculum frameworks and practices. Our curriculum design processes are led by teachers who continually grow and refine their teaching skills. As a result, we are committed to systematically developing effective thinking cultures within all classrooms and staffrooms. We plan learning experiences in the language of student thinking and cognition and give feedback and guide learner improvement through distinct values of inquiry. The School has a well-supported and pedagogically advanced Tablet PC program, with all students in Years 7 to 12 enabled for one-to-one learning. Teachers are encouraged to work together to use technology and space in innovative ways, ensuring adaptive and transformative curriculum delivery. We are growing our capacity to identify and analyse relevant data that helps our teachers to respond to their students’ learning needs. In addition, the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy informs curriculum design and classroom practice.

Applicants for all teaching positions must be eligible for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and should be sympathetic to the aims and ethos of independent schools.

Application process

Brisbane Grammar School recognises the value of diverse thinking and we encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. To better understand what it means to join BGS, please review the information on our website and social media accounts before submitting your application. You should also familiarise yourself with our key policies and procedures available on the School website, which may assist you during the recruitment process.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo a screening process prior to appointment.

To help us assess your application, you will be asked some questions when you submit your application.

Candidates must disclose any information relevant to their eligibility to engage in activities involving children.

Candidates must disclose any information relevant to their suitability to work with or around children.

Applicants may be requested to complete skills and psychometric tests as part of the School’s evaluation process.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the core responsibilities for the role
  2. A full CV including: The names, addresses, titles and telephone numbers of two (2) recent professional referees. One of these referees should be the applicant’s most recent direct supervisor.
  3. QCT certification
  4. Evidence of teaching qualifications
  5. Academic Transcripts
  6. Proof of rights to work
  7. COVID vaccination certificate

Only applications adhering to all of the above will be considered. Only applications submitted through the online submission portal will be considered.

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Brisbane Grammar School reserves the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate is found.

For further information please contact recruitment@brisbanegrammar.com.

Applications close:

4.00pm 29 June 2022

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