Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is a well-established and well-resourced educational community. We aim to attract the best staff in order to provide a wide range of opportunities for our students. We employ approximately 320 full-time, part-time and casual staff comprising teachers and support staff including teaching assistants, administrative staff, Boarding House staff, nurses and ground/maintenance staff.

Our Recruitment Process
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Our Recruitment Process

CGGS utilises a number recruitment channels when advertising employment opportunities including our School website, SEEK, IB Schools Australasia and other specialist websites.

To apply for a position at CGGS you will be asked to complete the online employment application form. This is a short four-step process and will require you to upload a current CV and cover letter. The cover letter should provide us with enough information to determine your suitability for the role and your ability to fulfil the required duties. A brief understanding of why you are interested in working at CGGS is also good to include. There is no need address selection criteria.

We advise candidates to take the time to browse our website in order to gain an understanding of the School. This will ensure you understand the philosophy, ethos and culture of the School and may assist you in determining whether CGGS is the right place of work for you.

The Selection Process

Our recruitment and screening of all employees is a rigorous process with the aim to recruit the best possible candidate for the role. In addition to interviews, screening includes reference checking, certification verification with the Teacher Quality Institute (ACT) for teachers and Working with Vulnerable People checks (WWVP).

In most cases, we undertake a two-stage interview process which may include an online interview. Teaching roles will be required to teach a full demonstration lesson.

Acknowledgement of Applications

We understand and recognise the time required to apply for positions and therefore we are committed to facilitating the recruitment process as quickly as possible. We endeavour to acknowledge all applications as soon as possible following the position closing date.

Should you be unsuccessful, you will receive notification from the School of this as soon as this decision has been made. We regret that we are unable to provide feedback on applications.

Privacy Policy

CGGS endeavours to maintain strict privacy and confidentiality regarding all employment applications. For further information please refer to our Privacy Policy..

Working at CGGS

Learn more about working at CGGS

Prospective staff are invited to view the School’s Multi-Enterprise agreements for teachers and operational staff.

Benefits of working at CGGS

Whatever stage of your career, Canberra Girls Grammar School is committed to providing staff with a range of benefits that will support staff to achieve their goals, be active members of our community and be the best they can be.

Benefits include:
  • Values driven, collegial culture
  • Remuneration and terms and conditions that compare favourably with those in other school sectors in the ACT
  • Above minimum rate options for superannuation for permanent staff
  • Stimulating work & learning environment
  • The provision of an Employee Assistance Program
  • Free influenza injections
  • Fee concessions for members of staff with children at our school
  • A generous professional learning budget
  • Free onsite parking
Be Well (CGGS Wellbeing):

We understand that part of realising an individual’s potential is keeping well on many fronts, from building resilience to support managing health goals. At CGGS we do this through:

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Various health and wellbeing seminars
  • Subsidised flu shots
  • Access to school pool and gym
Staff Association:
  • PD Week social activities
  • Monthly lunches hosted by Faculty
  • Various other social events and activities

Contact Us

Should you have any specific queries regarding employment at CGGS or would like to discuss the specifics of your situation in the first instance please contact our Human Resources Department.

Email employment@cggs.act.edu.au

Available positions

PositionCampusDocumentationClosing Date
Secondary Teacher - DramaSenior SchoolAdvertisement

Position Description

9.00am Monday 29 July 2024
Casual Dance CoachSenior SchoolAdvertisement9.00am Friday 19 July 2024
Casual Sports Coaches - Hockey & Water PoloSenior SchoolAdvertisementn/a
Relief Early Learning Centre Coeducators
(Child Care Workers Level 3 and 4)
Early Learning CentreAdvertisement

Position Description Level 3

Position Description Level 4

Relief Teachers - Early Learning Centre and Junior SchoolEarly Learning Centre and Junior SchoolAdvertisement

Position Description (Early Childhood Teacher)

Position Description (JS Classroom Teacher)

Outside School Hours Care Assistants - Casual

(Child Care Worker Level 3 and/or 4)

Junior SchoolAdvertisementn/a