Advertised Vacancy Number: PR594221
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2019
The Ngaanyatjarra Lands School (NLS) is a remote multi-campus Kindergarten to Year 12 School catering for students in eight communities that occupy a vast region in Western Australia west of the tri-state border. The majority of our students speak an Indigenous language as their first language and there is considerable movement of families between communities, including to and from places outside of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. The school encourages students and staff to achieve their potential through the approach of ‘one student at a time in a community of learners’ with a school/community shared goal of facilitating students to ‘live a good life on the Lands and beyond’.
We are seeking a team-oriented, culturally-aware leader for the role of Campus Principal in our Tjukurla campus. The position requires the successful applicant to have the capacity to model and develop the learning program based on the school’s approach to curriculum and student engagement. The campus principal role is integral to maintaining the rigour and integrity of the NLS strategic vision which is based on the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework and the principles of the Big Picture design. Through this design we seek to engage secondary students by identifying and pursuing their interests and passions, and to be strongly connected with families to collaborate on learning plans and engage with student exhibitions each term. The successful applicant would demonstrate a high level of persistence and divergent thinking in order to develop meaningful relationships with families, wider community and outside agencies to improve holistic outcomes for students. Central to the core values of the school is an unrelenting focus on building the capacity and leadership of Ngaanyatjarra students, staff and community members.
The successful applicant will form part of the broader NLS leadership team and contribute to the school’s ongoing strategic development, incorporating the management of a campus-based operational plan to oversee the localised implementation of the school’s key strategies. The Tjukurla principal will have responsibility for the effective and efficient performance of the campus’ physical and financial operations.
Life in a remote community can be challenging and the campus principal will require highly developed management and interpersonal skills to ensure care and mentoring is provided to staff that facilitates professional growth and personal wellbeing. Developing and consolidating authentic relationships with Ngaanyatjarra staff and community people and facilitating their contribution within the school is imperative.
As Principal you will ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and encourage parents to be actively engaged in the education of their children. The role of the principal within the Department of Education is to ensure schools comply with all relevant legislation and reporting requirements and develops relationships with community organisations to the benefit of the school community.
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 three leadership requirements and five professional practices particular to the role of a principal identified by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:
- Effective leadership in teaching and learning
- Developing self and others
- Leading improvement, innovation and change
- Leading the management of the school
- Engaging and working with the community
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context 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.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached JDF.
For additional information about Ngaanyatjarra Lands School: Tjukurla Campus please visit www.nglandschool.wa.edu.au/school/ or Schools Online.
For Further Job Related Information
Please contact Sandy Robertson, Executive Principal by phoning 0459 870 117 or emailing Sandy.Robertson@education.wa.edu.au
(Please do not email applications to this email address)
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 written statement addressing the Work Related Requirements and identified Ngaanyatjarra Lands School requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two work related referees (one being your current line manager) who can provide insight into your attributes and experience. Please ensure referees are informed and available to respond to requests for references.
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 8317.
Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.
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 Tuesday, 27 August 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED