Database Administrator

The Illawarra Grammar School is an independent co-educational P-12 Anglican Grammar School. We are part of a vibrant, diverse and engaged community, providing our students with a holistic education where they are empowered to achieve their best through inquiry based learning. You will be supported in your role by a highly experienced team of teaching and support staff, with access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. 

Staff at TIGS are expected to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to both education and the Christian faith, embodying the values upon which our school was founded.

Your new role:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Database Administrator to join our ICT team in a permanent full time capacity. In this role, you will be responsible for the maintenance of the School’s databases with the ability to drive positive development of systems and solutions. Your expertise in SQL will be crucial in ensuring the performance, availability, and security of the School’s database systems. It is fast paced and impactful work supported by aligned purpose, values and engaged staff, students and parents.

The Database Administrator  provides critical front-line service and support to ensure maximum access to and implementation of technology services and resources. This position provides support to the Manager of Information Services to develop solutions for the Schools ICT requirements.  


Selection Criteria

Please provide insight into your experience, skills and qualifications to this role by reflecting on the following areas:

  • Collaboration with the IT team and other stakeholders within the school community.
  • Ability to analyse, troubleshoot, support and maintain database systems.
  • Excellent procedural skills, attention to detail and outcome/goal oriented.
  • Ability to embrace growth and change.



Additional information


Responsibilities include: 

  • Install, configure and update database servers. 
  • Monitor and maintain database systems health, integrity and security. 
  • Create and maintain reports/data extracts throughout the School’s information systems. 
  • Analyse database performance and carry out performance tuning and maintenance. 
  • Developing, managing and testing database backup and recovery plans. 
  • Create database management procedures and procedural documents. 
  • Troubleshoot and provide proactive support for the School’s systems. 
  • Other tasks as directed by Line Manger. 

Skill requirements include: 

  • Proficiency in SQL database language. 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse, troubleshoot, support and maintain database systems.
  • Analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to learn new processes and/or systems. 
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Work effectively in a team environment as well as independently. 

Desirable skills: 

  • Previous experience in the education and/or IT sector. 
  • Ability to learn new computer languages.
  • Experience managing Windows and Linux servers. 
  • Undergraduate degree (or TAFE equivalent) in computer science or Information Technology.


Application Close

4.00pm Friday 30 June 2023

How to apply

1. Complete TIGS Job Application Cover Sheet

2. Prepare cover letter and resume

If applicable, the cover letter should address the selection criteria and your resume will contain a brief description of your employment history, along with an outline of achievements, education background, and qualifications obtained.

3. Provide three referees

Referees nominated should be readily accessible and advised by the applicant so they may be contacted by the School. Two should be known to the applicant professionally and it is preferred that one be from a Minister of Religion.

4. For academic positions, provide proof of academic qualifications

  1. A copy of all academic transcripts/qualifications is required with your application. Qualifications gained outside of Australia must be recognised by the NSW Educations Standards Authority (NESA), or equivalent authority.
  2. Philosophical and pedagogical statement. This document will outline your stance in relation to the position, allowing the demonstration of alignment between your own world view and the School’s Statement of Mission and Values.
  3. Up-to-date statements of service.
  4. Evidence of accreditation with the NSW Institute of Teachers (for those qualified after October 2004).
  5. Proof of accreditation (an accreditation card, a letter from the NSW Institute of Teachers) or proof of employment as a teacher in NSW within the last five years.

5. Apply and submit all documentation


Applications will be forwarded via email to the Principal’s Office.

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Please note: Applicants must have a current clearance to work with children or make an application before commencing any employment with The Illawarra Grammar School. For details on how to make your application please visit NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian.


For more information please email Mrs Cheetham: [email protected]


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