Positions vacant at The Southport School

All applicants for positions at The Southport School should be supportive of the stated values and Christian Ethos of the School and be eligible to hold a blue card. For teaching positions, all applicants should be eligible for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.


Primary Classroom Teachers – Preparatory School

Fixed term contracts – One year – Commencing January 2022

The Southport School’s Preparatory School provides an outstanding education for boys. The Preparatory (Prep) School is very proud of its dedicated team of teachers who understand the special ways in which boys learn and who carefully nurture authentic relationships based upon mutual respect and genuine care. These relationships are the key to the Preparatory School’s success as boys and teachers work together in setting and achieving Academic, Sporting and Cultural goals.

The Preparatory School of The Southport School, one of Queensland’s leading schools for boys, is now inviting applications for highly skilled, experienced and passionate primary teachers to fill fixed term contract positions in 2022.

We are looking for intuitive and innovative professionals, who demonstrate through their experience and practice a willingness to go above and beyond; we are seeking educators who fully understand the benefits of building positive relationships with their students, and who enjoy engaging with them across the breadth of the school’s comprehensive academic, pastoral and co-curricular programs. We also invite candidates to include in their application areas in which they are currently contributing to the co-curricular or extra-curricular life of their school community. Our Preparatory School runs an extensive co-curricular program and we are very interested in how candidates might contribute to those programs.

The successful candidates will have an outstanding knowledge of relevant curriculum and primary teaching pedagogy and be excited by the opportunity to be part of a professional learning community. Experience in, or an understanding and appreciation of the learning styles of boys would be considered an advantage and as a member of the TSS team, you will be willing to support the Code of Conduct and stated values and Christian Ethos of the School. All applicants must hold or be eligible for Queensland Teacher Registration.

Applications should outline the candidate’s teaching experience and contain a philosophy statement on teaching beliefs and practices.

Only applications submitted online will be considered. Applications close on Tuesday 05th October at 8.00am and should be directed to:

Mr Jeff Symms
Deputy Headmaster - Head of the Preparatory School
The Southport School - Preparatory School
Lupus Street
Southport, QLD 4215

Online Application Form



Property Administration Officer

Full time (term-time) position

The Southport School is a leading Anglican Day and Boarding School for boys situated on the banks of the beautiful Nerang River in the heart of the Gold Coast. The Southport School (TSS) has been established for 120 years and is committed to providing excellence in leadership, learning and teaching, pastoral care and extra-curricular endeavours within a balanced, holistic Christian environment. The School has a vibrant Boarding, Education, Cultural and Sporting program that operates year-round and across our two campuses.

The Southport School’s Property Team comprises of our Grounds, Maintenance, Security and Facilities teams who all work closely together to create a safe environment for our students, their families, and our staff to operate across and within. Our School is immensely proud of the work that they do in support of our School community.

We are now seeking an experienced Property Administrator to join our team. This role will report to the Property Manager and support the Property Team by providing strong administrative support services as well as assisting with workplace health and safety and risk management obligations. This is a full time (term-time) position, operating Monday to Friday 8.15am to 4.15pm.

Key responsibilities associated with this role include:

  • Assist the Property Manager in researching and advising in relation to relevant legislation, technical and other guidance material which relates to workplace health and safety.
  • Ensure records are current and meet the departments and School’s requirements under various acts and legislation such as fire, electrical testing, plant maintenance, etc.
  • Maintaining the database for all plant and equipment to ensure maintenance is completed as per maintenance schedules and legislative and workplace health and safety requirements.
  • Coordinate and liaise with contractors and process and prepare invoices for payment.
  • Induct and monitor contractors on site and direct them to the work locations as appropriate.
  • Liaise with maintenance, grounds staff and contractors and provide administrative support where required or appropriate.
  • Assist with any activities or projects occuring across the School as required or directed.

This role requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with several key internal and external stakeholders. Candidates must be able to multi-task and demonstrate advanced administrative skills. Administrative experience in property management/maintenance or property development industry is advantageous but not essential.

All staff at The Southport School are required to be supportive of the Code of conduct and the stated values and Christian Ethos of the School. Applicants must be able to provide a recent criminal history check on request and hold or be able to obtain a working with children blue card.

Applications close on Tuesday 05th October at 8.00am. Only applications completed in full and submitted online will be considered. Please direct your applications to:

The Human Resources Manager
The Southport School
2 Winchester Street
Southport, QLD 4215

Position Description

Online Application Form




TSS is an equal employment opportunity employer

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