Careers Counsellor St Peter’s College


Senior School

  • Permanent full-time teaching opportunity
  • 5-year leadership tenure 

About St Peter’s College

Founded in 1847, St Peter’s College is an Anglican boarding and day school for boys committed to being an exceptional community of learning centred on truth, respect and service.

With an established reputation for academic excellence, our aim is to instil in students the desire and capacity to consistently seek to improve their own lives and, importantly, that of those around them.

The School is located just two kilometres from the city centre on a single 80-acre campus. The magnificent grounds accommodate beautiful buildings, both historic and modern and the School’s educational facilities and sports fields are excellent. Our modern, purpose built Boarding House provides accommodation for 100 students from within Australia and overseas.

Over 1550 students from diverse backgrounds and abilities are educated at the School from the Early Years to Year 12. This diversity contributes powerfully and directly to the quality of a boy’s education. We are committed to being a boys’ school that promotes responsible relationships and positive attitudes towards girls and women. We are uncompromising in being a safe and inclusive learning community respectful of diverse backgrounds of race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and nationality.

About the position

The Careers Counsellor helps prepare students for the world of work and links career and subject choice to independent learning. The Careers Counsellor provides careers education to students, which assists them in planning their future vocational direction.

This is a permanent teaching position which includes a 5-year leadership position with the possibility of extension following a successful review. The Careers Counsellor position receives a 0.5 FTE time allowance and will be required to undertake 0.5 FTE teaching load.

Applications from any teaching discipline are welcome to apply.

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • A willingness to support the School’s values and Anglican ethos. 
  • A readiness to work in a team and community, and passion for inspiring students to learn.  
  • Energy, enthusiasm and initiative. 
  • Relevant tertiary teaching qualifications.  
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching practice. 
  • A South Australian Working with Children Check and Teachers Registration. 
  • A Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (Fundamentals and Masterclass)  
  • A First Aid Certificate.  

For further information, please refer to the position description.

Why work for us?

St Peter’s College offers a welcoming learning community connected by a shared vision and values. Our staff take great pride in delivering an exceptional education experience for our students who are motivated to learn, and for our families who truly value their partnership with the School. We foster a collaborative and supportive work environment where knowledge and expertise are built through professional growth and development opportunities. Our first class facilities are complemented by the resources required to engage students in innovative and creative ways. With a focus on the pastoral care and wellbeing of both staff and students, the inclusive, community-focused culture of the School provides an environment in which staff are supported to perform at their best.

How to apply

Please address applications to the Headmaster, Tim Browning and include a CV and cover letter in one document explaining your skills, capabilities, experiences and reasons for applying. 

Applications for this position close Friday 8th September 2023, 9.00am (ACST)

For a confidential discussion, please contact Olivia Stapleton-Pitt, Senior HR Advisor on 8404 0436.

To find out more about a career at St Peter’s College, please visit our Careers page.

The successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening and adhere to the School’s Child Protection Policy.

St Peter’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.