School Administrative Officer


Position Information

The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
About the Role A School Administrative Officer provides administrative, financial and student welfare/wellbeing support and assistance in relation to office and classroom activities, including but not limited to the following school settings: the office, sick bay, library, science laboratory, and food technology/kitchen areas.
Essential Requirements
  • Working with Children Check Clearance
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to undertake First Aid training.
  • Administration of Medications – training to be provided based on student needs.



Selection Criteria


  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Administration skills including a knowledge of computer software programs such as Microsoft Office.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work with teachers and students.
  • Ability to perform tasks in one or more of the following areas: office procedures; accounting procedures; sick bay; hospitality and /or design and technology; science.

Special Notes

The position is for a full-time laboratory assistant


Additional School Information (Optional)

Mosman High School (enrolment 1100 students) is a comprehensive, co-educational school. It has outstanding achievements in the academic and creative and performing arts fields. The school values individuality, diversity and its supportive parent community. The school has gifted programs from Year 7 to Year 12 and all teachers have the opportunity to teach gifted students. Our strong learning and support and welfare teams have established an environment where student welfare needs are met. Technology is embedded in all teaching and learning and the school has made the development of technological resources a priority.

How to Apply If you are interested in this role, please apply online and attach your resume and covering letter, which clearly details how your skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees. The statement of duties can be accessed here
If there are targeted questions, you must respond to these (maximum 300 words) and include in your covering letter.
Note: It is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.
Targeted Question 1

Please outline the skills and experience you bring to the role of a science laboratory assistant and where possible relate to a school environment.


Targeted Question 2

A laboratory assistant in a school is a very busy role. Describe the skills you bring in terms of working with science staff and managing competing priorities.