“TIGS graduates are empowered and confident to take their place in the world as leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, carers, creators and thinkers. They exhibit a strong sense of self, a desire to contribute to and care for others, and the attributes and skills to make a difference.”
Working at TIGS
Join our School in its next exciting phase.
We deliver our students the strongest start in life
At TIGS we believe in a holistic education that places wellbeing and Christian values at its core.
Our students are empowered to achieve — becoming leaders of character and resilience — through a depth of experience across academics, arts, sport, community service, outdoor education and cultural learning.
The Illawarra Grammar School is a unique and dynamic community focussed on student learning success, underpinned by a culture of care and strong relationships. Building on our 63-year tradition of academic excellence, strong care and authentic community, we are currently entering an exciting phase of growth with a new strategic and campus plan to commence in 2023. We are looking to expand our team with positions available in both leadership and teaching roles.
By joining the TIGS team, you will work on a beautiful campus and interact with curious, energetic and compassionate students who value learning and want to achieve. Your colleagues are dedicated, experienced and collegial. You will be supported to grow through exceptional professional development opportunities and you will have the opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to the academic and holistic learning experience that is TIGS.
TIGS values the partnership we have with families to nurture and develop skilled, knowledgeable and articulate young people who are equipped and confident to go out into the world and make a difference. We rely on the very best educators to achieve these aspirations for our students.
We invite you to apply to join our expert team.
Mrs Judi Nealy
Benefits of Working at TIGS
TIGS is an employer that promotes staff excellence and offers a range of additional benefits. Some specific benefits are listed below.
The average service of a TIGS teacher is over 11 years. Our teams have a depth of experience, commitment to the School and supportive collegial relationships that lead to exceptional retention rates. Quite simply, our staff love their school and the fantastic students they teach each day.
Professional development at TIGS is a priority and well funded. The School also provides generous staff study grants to enable further postgraduate study and individual personal development grants that allow staff to self identify areas of development that will enhance their personal knowledge, experience and capabilities.
We offer highly competitive salaries, and superannuation benefits of 10.5%. The School values and invests heavily in our staff to ensure we deliver on our promise of academic excellence.
Salary sacrifice benefits
The School offers permanent staff a variety of salary sacrifice benefits including mobile phones, laptops and/or personal computers, that are exempt from FBT. In addition, all staff can contribute tax-effective additional superannuation contributions (above the compulsory Employer contribution).
Staff health and wellbeing
The School provides staff the option of an onsite onsite influenza vaccination programme free of charge.
We also provide a comprehensive and independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). The EAP offers short-term counselling either in face-to-face sessions, over the phone or via video conferencing. The counselling approach is designed to help clarify problems, identify solutions and develop plans for the future that include ways to approach difficult situations positively and constructively. The EAP can provide assistance with a broad range of issues, including relationships, family matters, worklife balance, anxiety, depression, communication, crisis, violence, bereavement, addiction, work performance, bullying, harassment, conflict management, career progression, retirement, and legal and financial matters.
A fitness room is also accessible outside school hours.
School fee concessions
The School offers generous fee reduction and priority enrolment to staff, with access to our before and after school care services.
Please note: All staff benefits provided are subject to government regulation, School budgets, policies and the on-going approval of the School Board.
Three Schools, one campus.
Located within one campus, our TIGS Prep, Junior School and Senior Schools work cohesively to deliver outcomes that place us as the highest achieving non-selective school in the region.
TIGS provides a continuous educational experience from Pre-Prep to Year 12 that is united by an evidence-based and student-centred philosophy optimised to deliver learning programmes appropriate to their students’ developmental level.
Influenced by the International Baccalaureate and Reggio Emilia philosophies, TIGS prep uses the natural curiosity and creativity of children to design engaging learning experiences. With dedicated learning spaces for each age group and an integrated programme of specialist classes, our Prep programme allows students to transition confidently into Kindergarten.
Delivering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, TIGS Junior School has developed an innovative and personalised learning programme that caters to the individual needs of students. With differentiated mathematics and literacy groupings in place, the Junior School delivers an increasingly flexible and personalised model of education.
Our Senior School starts with the premise that students are active participants in their own learning and that they have agency over their educational experience. Delivering the NESA curriculum with a focus on teacher impact, feedback and reflection, our students have the exact levels of support and challenge for optimal growth.
In the Senior School our systems of mentoring and pastoral care allow us to combine quantitative and qualitative data to develop a deep understanding of each student holistically. We understand the ambitions, passions, strengths and weaknesses of our students, so that we can not only deliver exceptional educational outcomes but guide them towards a strong future.
Living in Wollongong
Bounded on all sides by stunning natural beauty, Wollongong offers unparalleled opportunities to live and enjoy life.
Located in Dharawal country and named after the five islands that lie just off the coast, Wollongong is a harbour city and the third largest city in New South Wales. Experience the best of both worlds, with all the amenities and convenience of a big city, while retaining the friendliness and easy lifestyle of a small town. Home to award winning restaurants, cafes and bars, also regularly hosting major sporting or entertainment events, Wollongong is the place you can do as much, or as little as you please.
TIGS is an equal opportunities employer. We seek to appoint highly motivated and qualified, Christian staff who are committed to excellence and able to contribute to our academic programmes and the broader life of the School. To achieve this, TIGS undertakes the following recruitment process:
1. pOSITION IS ADVERTISED
2. APPLICANTS FOLLOW THE ‘HOW TO APPLY’ Instructions on the tigs website
3. Applicants submit their APPLICATION TO THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE VIA EMAIL
4. Applications are reviewed by a selection PANEL
5. applicants are shortlisted
6. shortlisted APPLICANTS ARE INTERVIEWED BY A PANEL
For teaching positions, applicants will be required to present a demonstration lesson.