Director of Boarding Ballarat Grammar (VIC)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Monday 22 November, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Ballarat Grammar wishes to appoint an innovative, authentic, and strategic Director of Boarding to lead its boarding community into its next exciting stage of development.

Ballarat Grammar is one of regional Australia’s leading co-educational schools with a proud history dating back to 1877 and a flourishing community of over 1,600 students from 6 months to Year 12, including around 250 boarders.

With three campuses, an extensive range of first-class facilities and a range of challenging and diverse programs, the school provides rich opportunities for their students to learn to thrive.

The ‘essence of Grammar’ is based on wellbeing. Steeped in the Anglican tradition, Ballarat Grammar invest in their values and focus in preparing students to develop into positive and resilient individuals intent on establishing their own pathway in the world.

Ballarat Grammar want their students to graduate with a deep understanding of the world and of the people in it. As an active member school of Round Square, Ballarat Grammar students are supported to take on challenges that demand courage, generosity, imagination, principle and resolution.

Ballarat Grammar take tremendous pride in maintaining a dedicated team of staff and seek to employ people of the highest calibre.

Boarding at Ballarat Grammar
The Ballarat Grammar community is vibrant, diverse and considerate. The School is very proud of the strong sense of community that they have nurtured within the boarding houses and of the value system and the trust that they have worked so hard to establish.

The boarders at Ballarat Grammar are vibrant young people from great families who are keen to support the school community. Boarders have a strong presence in the school overall and make a vital contribution to leadership and to all parts of school life. The strong country values of Ballarat Grammar boarding families are reflected in the open and friendly nature of the boarding students.

The boarders are girls and boys from Years 7 to 12 from all over Australia with the majority coming from regional and rural areas in western and northern Victoria, southern New South Wales and a small number from overseas. The boarders and their families love how they feel welcomed at Ballarat Grammar and are extremely proud of their connection with the School – a feeling that continues long after they leave.

The Director of Boarding will report to the Deputy Head and will work closely with the Heads of Boarding Houses, Residential Staff, Wellbeing & Pastoral Care staff, Health Centre staff, School Chaplain and the Property & Facilities team to create an outstanding boarding community.

The Director of Boarding is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of the boarding program, ensuring the highest standards of academic and pastoral support for boarding students at Ballarat Grammar.

Working closely with the boarding staff team to create a safe, supportive and caring boarding environment, the Director of Boarding has the responsibility to ensure that the overall program of wellbeing, study, supervision, co-curricular activities and discipline for the boarding community operate efficiently whilst ensuring that each boarding student has the opportunity to develop and reach their personal potential across all areas of school life. Additional responsibilities include communicating with parents and liaising with key staff in the Senior and Middle School on issues affecting the welfare and academic performance of boarding students.

There is a teaching component to this role.

The successful candidate will:

  • hold relevant tertiary and post graduate qualifications and/or experience related to the leadership responsibility required by the position
  • be a qualified teacher, registered with VIT (or eligible)
  • demonstrate experience working in a student residential environment or in a pastoral leadership position
  • have a strong affinity with rural and regional communities
  • have Training in Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care & First Aid qualifications

Ballarat Grammar is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening and adhere to the School’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.

Ballarat Grammar has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a full position description, a confidential discussion or enquiries regarding the application process, please contact Darren Roylett 0488 001 064 or

Closing date: Monday 22nd November