Employment

St James’ Anglican School is a child-safe institution.

St James’ promotes a positive work environment and culture to attract and retain high quality staff by fostering professionalism, commitment, loyalty, Christian values, a high standard of pastoral care, and by providing above Award conditions.

St James’ is the eleventh school of The Anglican Schools Commission (Inc.) of Western Australia and employs full and part-time teachers, supported by education assistants, music tutors and administrative, grounds and maintenance staff.

Regardless of roles, all our employees play an active role in the School to ensure we are offering our students opportunities for life.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate support for the School’s Christian ethos as well as the extra-curricular life of the School. The extra-curricular program will provide staff the opportunity to add value to the school community and foster harmonious relationships with the students.


I moved to St James’ after extensive teaching experience around the world and within the Anglican Schools Commission. The community that is St James’ is supportive, collaborative and fun. The leadership team encourage innovation and creativity. The culture of the school is set by the high standards of all of the staff and the vision is a shared one which we all strive to reach. The relationships staff have with the students sets the School apart from many others and the determination of all the staff to create opportunities for the students is exceptional.  It really is a place where ideas come to life and I am constantly encouraged to imagine, share ideas and challenge myself.

Laura Briggs

Deputy Head of Senior School

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2020-05-26T20:16:41+08:00

Laura Briggs

Deputy Head of Senior School

I moved to St James’ after extensive teaching experience around the world and within the Anglican Schools Commission. The community that is St James’ is supportive, collaborative and fun. The leadership team encourage innovation and creativity. The culture of the school is set by the high standards of all of the staff and the vision is a shared one which we all strive to reach. The relationships staff have with the students sets the School apart from many others and the determination of all the staff to create opportunities for the students is exceptional.  It really is a place where ideas come to life and I am constantly encouraged to imagine, share ideas and challenge myself.


After working in Catholic Education for ten years, commencing at St James’ in 2020 has been an enjoyable experience. There is a strong feeling of community that permeates through all aspects of a K-12 school and a clear sense of ownership from the staff. There is an undeniable culture of building relationships with staff and students and a clear feeling of driving your Learning Area in the right direction. There is constant reinforcement and support to be ambitious. I would not hesitate to encourage any motivated, innovative teachers to seek out joining this team and community.

James Parsons

Head of Physical Education and Health

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2020-05-28T15:44:58+08:00

James Parsons

Head of Physical Education and Health

After working in Catholic Education for ten years, commencing at St James’ in 2020 has been an enjoyable experience. There is a strong feeling of community that permeates through all aspects of a K-12 school and a clear sense of ownership from the staff. There is an undeniable culture of building relationships with staff and students and a clear feeling of driving your Learning Area in the right direction. There is constant reinforcement and support to be ambitious. I would not hesitate to encourage any motivated, innovative teachers to seek out joining this team and community.


As a recent graduate, St James’ was the obvious school of choice for me. The bright and modern facilities are a joy to teach in. The support and mentorship of senior management, combined with the camaraderie of all staff have made it a fantastic place to learn my craft.

Ryan Marlow

Mathematics Teacher and Head of Year 11

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2020-05-26T12:42:28+08:00

Ryan Marlow

Mathematics Teacher and Head of Year 11

As a recent graduate, St James’ was the obvious school of choice for me. The bright and modern facilities are a joy to teach in. The support and mentorship of senior management, combined with the camaraderie of all staff have made it a fantastic place to learn my craft.


I moved to St James’ to take up a position as Head of Department, a role I had been striving towards. Heading a department of a foundation school allows me to work towards my vision of a flourishing music department, particularly as the school has both junior and senior schools. My colleagues are invigorated and constantly seeking professional development. It is exciting to be part of a school in its ascent and to know that you are growing with it.

Tracey Cooke

Head of Music

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2020-05-27T13:32:09+08:00

Tracey Cooke

Head of Music

I moved to St James’ to take up a position as Head of Department, a role I had been striving towards. Heading a department of a foundation school allows me to work towards my vision of a flourishing music department, particularly as the school has both junior and senior schools. My colleagues are invigorated and constantly seeking professional development. It is exciting to be part of a school in its ascent and to know that you are growing with it.


St James’ has become my home in the 6 months I have had the privilege of being part of the “Orange Army”. The energy, engagement and optimism of all staff is reflected in the cheerful open demeanour of students. St James’ is a place where everyone matters and everyone can contribute. The optimum and trust of the School Leadership team is reflected by all staff. This is a new and energetic school and coming here has proved to be the best decision I could have made when faced with several opportunities.

Bruce Titlestad

Education Assistant

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2020-05-26T12:50:52+08:00

Bruce Titlestad

Education Assistant

St James’ has become my home in the 6 months I have had the privilege of being part of the “Orange Army”. The energy, engagement and optimism of all staff is reflected in the cheerful open demeanour of students. St James’ is a place where everyone matters and everyone can contribute. The optimum and trust of the School Leadership team is reflected by all staff. This is a new and energetic school and coming here has proved to be the best decision I could have made when faced with several opportunities.


Starting at St James' in 2020 was a significant step in my development as a teacher. I have been supported the whole way and have formed great collegial relationships. I thoroughly enjoy coming to work every day and feel lucky to do so in such a positive, community-centered workplace.

Katrina Keegan

Science Teacher and Year 7 Pastoral Care Teacher

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2020-05-28T14:40:26+08:00

Katrina Keegan

Science Teacher and Year 7 Pastoral Care Teacher

Starting at St James' in 2020 was a significant step in my development as a teacher. I have been supported the whole way and have formed great collegial relationships. I thoroughly enjoy coming to work every day and feel lucky to do so in such a positive, community-centered workplace.


Moving to St James’ after working in two other sectors over 14 years, I have relished the opportunity to join a dynamic school in a phase of growth. It has been wonderful to be an active part of building a school with a culture centred around community and innovation. Working here involves enjoying strong collegial relationships in an environment that consistently offers opportunities for individual growth and progression. St James’ has been a wonderful next step for me.

Jodie Bastow

Head of English

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2020-05-26T12:44:40+08:00

Jodie Bastow

Head of English

Moving to St James’ after working in two other sectors over 14 years, I have relished the opportunity to join a dynamic school in a phase of growth. It has been wonderful to be an active part of building a school with a culture centred around community and innovation. Working here involves enjoying strong collegial relationships in an environment that consistently offers opportunities for individual growth and progression. St James’ has been a wonderful next step for me.


I started with St James’ as Head of Senior School in January 2019. Having come from a community based high performing academic school, I was keen to help with the ongoing development of a positive and effective culture at St James’. This opportunity has provided me with many new challenges; essentially my professional growth has matched that of the School. In simple terms, the staff are awesome, inspirational and collegial beyond expectation. The students are attentive, polite, responsible and they show a genuine care for one another. If you are looking for a new challenge and the chance to shape and add value to a growing and vibrant school and community, I would urge you to see what St James’ has to offer. The ‘Orange Army of the North’ is definitely on the march!

Chris Hall

Head of Senior School

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2020-05-26T15:24:07+08:00

Chris Hall

Head of Senior School

I started with St James’ as Head of Senior School in January 2019. Having come from a community based high performing academic school, I was keen to help with the ongoing development of a positive and effective culture at St James’. This opportunity has provided me with many new challenges; essentially my professional growth has matched that of the School. In simple terms, the staff are awesome, inspirational and collegial beyond expectation. The students are attentive, polite, responsible and they show a genuine care for one another. If you are looking for a new challenge and the chance to shape and add value to a growing and vibrant school and community, I would urge you to see what St James’ has to offer. The ‘Orange Army of the North’ is definitely on the march!


Having only moved to St James’ in 2020 after teaching for 20 years at a number of prestigious private schools in the United Kingdom, I have relished the opportunity to bring my experience to such a welcoming and forward-thinking school. As soon as you enter the campus and meet the warm and welcoming school community, you notice the obvious ethos behind the School. Where both children and staff are encouraged to be the best that they can be and strive for excellence. The School has beautiful grounds as well as light and airy classrooms, everything is modern and innovative. I feel privileged to be part of such a wonderful school populated with highly talented and passionate teaching staff.

Debbie Rajkowski

Year 3 Teacher

St James' Anglican School
2020-05-28T14:36:57+08:00

Debbie Rajkowski

Year 3 Teacher

Having only moved to St James’ in 2020 after teaching for 20 years at a number of prestigious private schools in the United Kingdom, I have relished the opportunity to bring my experience to such a welcoming and forward-thinking school. As soon as you enter the campus and meet the warm and welcoming school community, you notice the obvious ethos behind the School. Where both children and staff are encouraged to be the best that they can be and strive for excellence. The School has beautiful grounds as well as light and airy classrooms, everything is modern and innovative. I feel privileged to be part of such a wonderful school populated with highly talented and passionate teaching staff.
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St James' Anglican School

Available Positions

St James’ Anglican School is an equal opportunity employer and a Child Safe School.

St James’ Anglican School is a K – 11 co-educational independent school situated in Alkimos. St James’ will expand to Year 12 by 2021, with an expected 1100 students.

Suitably qualified applicants will need a current TRBWA Registration, a current Working with Children Check (WWCC), as well as be fully supportive of the Christian ethos of the School.

 

Applications are invited for the following positions:

St James’ Anglican School is currently looking for suitable applicants for the following teaching positions:

  • ELC Teacher – Kindergarten to Year 2
  • Junior School Teacher – Year 3 to Year 6 (Maternity Cover)
  • Education Assistants (0.8 full time equivalent)
  • Education Assistant (full time)

All applications for employment to St James’ must include an Employment Application Form. Please download the form below.

Employment Application Form

Applicants MUST complete the application form and ensure the following information is noted in their resume and/or covering letter:

  1. Full name and nationality.
  2. Date and place of birth (optional).
  3. Address and contact details.
  4. Any relevant personal details.
  5. Current position and areas of responsibility.
  6. Details of previous appointments and career achievements with particular reference to the position being advertised.
  7. Cultural, recreational interests and other interests.
  8. Religious affiliation and Church involvement.
  9. The names and addresses of three professional referees who may be approached in confidence about the applicant.
  10. A current Working With Children Check and Police Clearance with a 100 point identity check will be required if a position is offered​.

The applicant needs to provide:

  1.  Covering letter and resume.
  2.  Copies of relevant qualifications.
  3.  A statement addressing the selection criteria and key attributes.
  4.  A completed application form (Found on our website www.stjames.wa.edu.au/about/employment)

Applications for this position close on Sunday 04 October 2020 at midnight WST.

Employment Application Form

All applications for employment to St James’ must include an Employment Application Form. Please download the form below.

Employment Application Form

Relief Staff

St James’ Anglican School welcomes relief applications for teachers and education assistants who wish to work in a friendly, supportive environment with high academic and behavioural standards. To be added to the pool of relief staff at St James’, the Relief Application form must be completed, along with a number of other documents such as a CV and a Working with Children Check. Please click the link below which details the process required for registering with us and download the Relief Document Checklist to ensure you have everything you need to submit your application. 

Note: Applications that do not have the documents requested on the checklist cannot be accepted.  

Please be aware that as a growing school, we have teachers that teach across subject areas and as such relief staff are often required to teach across the School.

 

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