Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS594025
This is a fixed-term five (5) month, part-time (0.8FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2020 with possible extension of twelve (12) months and/or permanency
Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?
Warnbro Community High School (CHS) are seeking an enthusiastic and friendly Public Relations Officer to join their friendly team.
The Public Relations Officer is responsible for coordinating promotional events and managing public relations, marketing and communications for the school. The Public Relations Officer will also keep the school website current, and research current trends and manage web design.
The successful applicant should ideally have excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work in both a team environment, particularly within the Executive team, and autonomously. It is highly desirable for the successful applicant to be well organised and have the ability to interact with professionalism within a diverse community and audiences.
The successful applicant should be well organised, able to work under pressure with high accuracy, possess the ability to use initiative and prioritise tasks to meet conflicting deadlines, and clearly brand and market the school with the schools current ethos. A well-developed skill with desktop publishing to facilitate the production high quality promotional material is considered desirable.
Warnbro CHS is an Independent Public School with a high commitment “To making a positive difference to the lives of young people.” Our school motto is 'I am because we are' as it epitomises the concept that the individual cannot exist without the community they live in - each individual is interdependent on the other. Our school fosters a cooperative and supportive environment for both students and staff. We provide a learning experience that acknowledges students for their individual skills to develop a sense of self-worth. We work with parents to encourage students to develop a sense of awareness about their own responsibilities as members of the school and the broader 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 following work related requirements:
- Sound written communications skills, including the ability to gather and edit material for printed and online publications.
- Well-developed verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Initiative and organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritise tasks.
- The ability to work unsupervised and in a team environment to meet conflicting timeframes.
- The ability to maintain multimedia platforms.
Applications will be assessed against these 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.
Further information about Warnbro Community High School can be found by visiting www.warnbro.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Carol Durant, Manager Corporate Services, Warnbro Community High School on (08) 9553 0100 or Carol.Durant@education.wa.edu.au
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 maximum of four (4) page Cover Letter addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
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:
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
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 Accountable 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, 14 November 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.