What we offer

Radford College believes that its staff, both teaching and non-teaching, are its most valuable resource. The College nurtures a dynamic professional learning community that celebrates creativity, engagement and critical thinking.

The College is dedicated to attracting and retaining talented and motivated people, chosen to lead and support our students on their educational journey.

All teachers are fully involved in the academic, pastoral and co-curricular life of the students, as are many of the non-teaching staff.

Radford College strives to be an Employer of Choice.

You can read more about what we offer employees under the five headings below, each of which is informed by relevant goals from The Radford College Strategic Plan 2021‑2025.


To continue attracting, retaining, training, and developing the best staff possible.

We offer:

  • Generous remuneration above the award
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Generous superannuation after qualifying period
  • Salary Continuance Insurance
  • Assistance with relocation costs.

To continue attracting, retaining, training, and developing the best staff possible.

We offer:

  • Stability in employment
  • Term-time only roles supporting families and providing work/life balance
  • Subsidised OSHC Program
  • Free on-site parking
  • Priority enrolment for children of staff after qualifying period
  • Discounted school fees for eligible employees
  • Shut down period over Christmas
  • Generous time allowances for leadership positions
  • Staff nominated “time off-campus” within the timetable allowing for flexibility
  • Graduate teacher support through time allowances and teacher mentor and coaching programs
  • Honorarium payments for co-curricular activities and camps
  • Annual Staff Scholarship Scheme for all staff
  • Personal Professional Learning funds
  • Personal ICT equipment provided for all staff within the College relevant to individual roles
  • Access to free First Aid Training annually
  • Staff uniform available
  • Access to College Library resources for personal use
  • Best practice policies in place to support all areas of governance.

- To promote excellence in all learning pursuits.

- To build a team of reflective teachers who are passionate about learning and improving their practice.

- To actively value and promote the profession of teaching.

We offer:

  • Well-supported differentiated professional development
  • Guided Professional Learning for teaching staff to maintain professional registration standards
  • Embedded support for graduate teachers
  • Technology coaches to support ICT initiatives
  • Leadership development and opportunities
  • Comprehensive Teacher/Mentor Program
  • Coaching programs – individualised support from coaching colleagues
  • Early financial recognition on completion of teacher progression
  • Staff Scholarship Scheme after qualifying period
  • Personal Professional Development funds
  • Comprehensive regular compliance training
  • Two curriculum streams – Australian Curriculum and International Baccalaureate, providing a breadth of professional development opportunities
  • Specialist teachers in Library, HPE, Music, Drama and Languages in the Junior School
  • Leadership roles in IBPYP and IBDP
  • Accompanying students on national and international exchanges, study tours
  • Learning support staff in place across year levels.

- To strengthen relationships with the community so that every-one feels valued and connected to the College

- To embrace and embed diversity across the College

- To be guided by social, environmental, and financial sustainability considerations in all College decision-making

- To strengthen the culture where everyone is accountable for upholding the values of the College

- To lead and make decisions based on integrity, clear expectations, and best-practice processes.

We offer:

  • Values-driven culture based on strong Anglican Identity
  • Staff Service Awards
  • Recognition and celebration of achievements regularly at staff meetings and briefings
  • Employing best people for the job
  • Employee profiles in Bulletin
  • Effective and regular collaborative planning across all teaching disciplines
  • Opportunities for staff involvement in a range community partnerships
  • Opportunity for staff involvement in service-learning, both within the College and externally
  • Contemporary appraisal processes allowing for a collaborative individualised approach to professional development.

To establish a shared understanding of and effective practices for wellbeing which builds self-efficacy and empowers individuals to manage personal change, and where all members of our community are able to live with uncertainty.

We offer:

  • Access to on-site gym
  • Exercise benefits such as Boot Camp and Pilates classes
  • Regular morning teas
  • Regular Social Club events
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual free influenza vaccination
  • Annual wellbeing survey
  • Healthy food choices and dietary requirements for all catered activities, such as weekly morning teas
  • Exceptional, modern facilities maintained to high standards providing high-quality work and teaching environments
  • Whole school involvement in Work Health and Safety programs and initiatives

Employee Value Proposition

Radford College supports the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and we are committed to ensuring that all people practices are conducted in a manner that secures fair and equal treatment for all employees and all potential employees. This is done without discrimination, patronage or favouritism.

Teachers are employed under the Independent Schools ACT Standards Model (Teachers) Enterprise Agreement 2021.

Other staff are employed under either the Independent School ACT (Support and Operational Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2021 or the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2020.

Please refer to the relevant duty statement to see which is applicable.

Requirements to work at Radford

All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia – i.e. hold an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa, if you are not a citizen.

All teaching staff must hold a teaching qualification recognised by the ACT Department of Education, e.g. Diploma of Teaching, Diploma of Education or Bachelor of Education, and have current registration with the Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) ACT. We require teaching staff to have a Current First Aid qualification.

All staff are required to provide a copy of their ACT Working with Vulnerable People registration card prior to commencing employment.