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Working at Scotch

Scotch College is an independent school for day and boarding boys and offers a vast array of excellent career opportunities for teaching, administrative and ancillary staff. The College is known as a leader and innovator in the education sector of Western Australia.

Careers at Scotch

Scotch College believes in lifelong learning and we offer boundless opportunities for our staff to develop their skills, progress their careers and become leaders in their area of expertise.

We are home to a vibrant community that prepares our students to become compassionate and courageous young people. Each day you will work beside hard-working students, supportive families and accomplished staff.

At Scotch College, we take child protection seriously. All candidates for roles at Scotch College are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of our recruitment process.

Why Scotch?

Our benefits

At Scotch College, you can make a difference. Education is at the forefront of what we do, and our staff are supported to pursue personal and professional growth and development. Explore our Employee Value Proposition to discover the exceptional opportunities we offer.

A vibrant school community

Our community is diverse, and each team member is valued. Our staff share a positive outlook and support one another. Our rich history and traditions ground us, but we look to the future to position ourselves at the forefront of education.

We are a local school with a global outlook, with strong connections to regional, national and international communities. We offer expansive travel opportunities and possibilities to collaborate with educators and professionals across the globe through our partnerships with International Baccalaureate and Round Square.

We produce an exciting calendar of school events, including Pipe Band performances, PSA Sport fixtures, productions and musicals.

Our staff members enjoy regular social events and form lifelong friendships. We promote gender equality within our staff body and leadership teams, supported by all extensive all-staff training.

Competitive renumeration and facilities

We offer competitive remuneration and access to world-class facilities and professional development. You will work with knowledgeable colleagues in a collaborative workplace and enjoy complimentary morning tea and lunch daily during term time.

We offer our staff conditions above those outlined in the relevant employment awards, including 12.5 days of sick leave accrual per annum, eligibility to take long service leave after seven years of service, paid parental leave policy, a deferred salary scheme, staff discount policy on school fees and up to six gifted leave days per annum. We review staff salaries annually and offer opportunities to increase income with our extensive Co-Curricular programme.

Our staff have unlimited access to our library, pool and gym. Getting to work is simple, with free onsite parking and Swanbourne Train Station at our doorstep.

We value our staff members' health and wellbeing and offer first aid training, access to onsite nurses, flu vaccinations and skin checks. Our Contact Officers and Mental Health First Aid Officers are available for support, or you can access counselling with our Employee Assistance Programme.

Supportive colleagues

Our staff are highly motivated and display exceptional standards of education. Our supportive Executive team is led by our Headmaster Dr O'Connell. It represents all aspects of the College: our sub-schools, Boarding, Teaching and Learning, Wellbeing, Chaplaincy, Admissions, Finance and People & Culture. Our leadership team prioritises equity, innovation and continuous staff development.

We support your endeavours and recognise your accomplishments. Our comprehensive professional development programme supports our staff in pursuing postgraduate degrees or specialist learning. As you join our community, you open the door to an extensive professional network, including our sister school Presbyterian Ladies' College, PSA schools and the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia.

Our community is vibrant and home to staff members with a wide range of interests, skills and experiences.

A state-of-the-art campus

Situated on over 22 hectares, Scotch College is located in Swanbourne, the heart of Perth's western suburbs. Our immaculate grounds are within walking distance of the Swan River and Swanbourne Beach.

Our campus features a diverse range of infrastructure, from heritage-listed buildings to state-of-the-art facilities, coupled with bespoke furniture and awarded office spaces built by our on-campus Facilities team.

Situated fifty meters from Swanbourne Train Station and a short walk from Claremont Quarter, we're surrounded by grocery stores, cafes, and boutiques. You'll even receive 20% off your coffee at our local cafe, Cup & Co.

Learning doesn't stop at our Swanbourne campus; we have a picturesque Boat Shed at Freshwater Bay and a 66-hectare Outdoor Education Facility, Moray, located on the banks of the Murray River and amongst the Karri Forest in Dwellingup.

We provide advanced technological tools and onsite design and printing with daily support from our specialised staff.

Opportunities to grow and learn

We are a community of lifelong learners committed to supporting our staff members to develop and progress their careers.

Our leadership team are focused on supporting new staff to achieve their goals, backed by a comprehensive integration and review programme. At the forefront, we prioritise your wellbeing as you adapt to a new role or place of work.

We offer a generous and comprehensive professional development programme, supporting the pursuit of further training and skills development.

We provide extensive training in the International Baccalaureate programme to our academic staff, who can study onsite, interstate and overseas. Educational and role-specific programmes, seminars and workshops are regularly available to all staff.

Whatever your talents or gifts are, Scotch makes room for that.

– Scholar in Residence Akram Azimi

How to apply

If you're suitable for an advertised role, please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter addressed to the Headmaster to Seek before the closing date.

Before applying, please read our Information Collection Notice for Job Applicants. Please read the job description for further information or get in touch with our People & Culture team at +61 8 9383 6800.

What are the next steps?


Once the job has closed, you'll receive a confirmation email that we've received your application.

If you're successful in gaining an interview, we'll be in contact. Otherwise, you'll hear from us once the recruitment process is completed.

First round interviews

If you're shortlisted, we'll invite you to attend an interview. Here you will meet an interview panel of two or three staff members and be asked to complete an interview task.

At this stage, we will request references, qualifications and statements of service.

Lesson observation (teaching staff only)

If you're applying for a teaching position, you may be asked to conduct a lesson under supervision from members of the interview panel.

We will provide further information about your lesson before you reach this stage.

Second round interviews

If required, we will move to second round interviews.

Headmaster interview (permanent staff only)

Final interviews may be conducted with the Headmaster.


If you're successful, you'll receive a verbal offer once pre-employment checks are completed.

A formal offer will follow alongside onboarding documents.

Community is the heart and soul of Scotch

– Year 1 Teacher Becca Sayers

Expressions of interest: coaches and umpires

The College is seeking applications for enthusiastic and experienced casual coaches and umpires for our upcoming sports season.

We create an inclusive and supportive environment for our students to enjoy sports at any level. As a coach or umpire, you can play an essential part in helping our students develop skills, build confidence, and achieve their sporting goals.

Application criteria

To be considered, you must:

  • Have experience coaching or umpiring
  • Be knowledgeable in the rules and regulations of the relevant sport
  • Be able to provide guidance and support to our students positively and encouragingly
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Be available to work flexible hours

Applicants must hold a current Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance before starting.

Apply now

To apply, please complete the form, highlighting your relevant  experience and qualifications.

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