Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP592412
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4 2019 or by negotiation
Who are we looking for?
Following the promotion of the previous Associate Principal, Rossmoyne Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a strategic and innovative leader to join our leadership team in the position of Associate Principal – Quality Teaching and Workforce. This role will suit an experienced, high performing secondary or primary school leader.
We are looking for an applicant with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills who is committed to achieving exceptional educational outcomes for all students. These skills will see you negotiate effectively, develop and maintain strong relationships with staff and students. You will continue to support the established performance and development culture through a deep understanding of how to coach beginning and experienced staff and build their confidence to explore and excel.
The Associate Principal will be an integral member of the school’s executive team. You will work closely with the Principal to strategically plan, innovate and promote the school’s vision, mission and values in the school community.
About the role
As the Associate Principal, you will focus on leading the school’s quality teaching strategy, associated professional learning, career development initiatives and strategic workforce planning. You will be an expert in current pedagogical research and the role that leaders play in transforming learning.
With a school-wide focus on student achievement, you will identify and implement professional learning opportunities for staff that are aligned with staff learning plans and school priorities. Through the provision of regular and effective feedback, you will review, monitor and motivate staff to keep their skills current through the use of research and new technologies. Rossmoyne Senior High School is a SEQTA school. An understanding of and ability to lead the roll out of SEQTA would be considered advantageous.
Your organisational and planning skills will enable you to forecast the school’s needs and priorities, to effectively develop and implement successful workforce planning strategies. You will anticipate change and put strategies in place to ensure the school is equipped to meet student learning outcomes and performance expectations for years to come. Taking into consideration the school’s business plan, financial and budget considerations, and legislative requirements, you will ensure the school has the right people with the right skills and who demonstrate the qualities outlined in the school’s Readiness Framework.
You will be a prominent representative of the Principal, to both the community and School Board, overseeing the school’s strategic and operational plans, including resource management. As the senior Associate Principal, when the Principal is unavailable you will take on the responsibility of Principal. As a member of the school’s executive, you will establish and maintain collaborative and respectful relationships with the school community, ensuring all students’ needs are met. Through building a culture of trust and collaboration, you will encourage staff and student feedback to contribute to decision making. You will play a key role in human resource management, recruitment and selection of teaching staff and school leaders.
With the commitment and desire to create and sustain a student-centred learning environment built on strong relationships, you will identify and implement strategies to meet the diverse needs of students and their families. You will communicate effectively and with diplomacy, and modify your leadership behaviour to obtain the best outcomes from all, whilst modelling and promoting the school’s vision, mission and core values to develop a staff culture dedicated to the success of all students.
As one of the first Independent Public Schools in Western Australia, Rossmoyne SHS is one of the nation’s leading schools. Our students annually achieve outstanding levels of academic excellence. We provide outstanding visual and performing arts and sports programs, exciting opportunities in vocational education, and strong pastoral care. Our culture is described by staff and community as positive, professional, inclusive, dynamic and with a focus on excellence. Our students are very proud of the positive reputation of our school. They find the school diverse, progressive and filled with opportunities for growth. They feel a sense of belonging and support each other to balance competition and cooperation to achieve positive outcomes for all.
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Want to Know More?
For more information about the role, Rossmoyne SHS and whether this is the right job for you please visit our website – www.rossmoyne.wa.edu.au and then follow the front page link to ‘Employment’. Further information about this position can also be found in the attached JDF.
Should you be interested in this role, please contact Milanna Heberle, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9259 2100 or emailing email@example.com
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Lodging Your Application
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements 1 and 4 only, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A one (1) page CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for three (3) work related referees - (your current line manager, a peer who has recently worked directly with you, a staff member you have recently line-managed)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- Hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 29 August 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.