Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP606642
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020 with possible extension and/or permanency
Northampton District High School is seeking an outstanding leader to join our dedicated team. We are located in the rural setting of Northampton, 54km north of Geraldton. Providing high quality education for the local community, we cater to children from Kindergarten to Year 10.
We truly believe that all students are deserving of a quality education, no matter where they live. To this end, our staff work hard to ensure that they receive every benefit that a close knit and caring community can offer, while simultaneously being able to engage in learning processes seen in high performing schools elsewhere in the state. There is a school-wide focus on continual improvement. Students benefit from having committed and experienced teaching and support staff, many of whom are long-standing members of the community. Teaching staff provide a dynamic and varied curriculum that enriches students' learning and provides a solid foundation for them to achieve their potential. Underpinning all academic success is a school culture that enables a strong sense of belonging, respect and progress; something that we are very proud of. It is this culture and our constant drive for progress that is encapsulated in our school motto and vision: 'A place to learn; a place to grow'.
To be successful, you will ideally be experienced in the leadership of the student services portfolio and have experience in curriculum leadership across Kindergarten to Year 10. You will be required to maintain the existing student services protocols at the school and in time further evolve these to maximise outcomes. Your skills will further the capacity of our staff to work within evidenced best practice in teaching and learning. It is desirable that you have high level skills in leading and engaging with teams to achieve outcomes for individual students.
In your role as Deputy Principal, you will be responsible for modelling the professionalism and expectations of our school. This includes operational leadership skills, outstanding interpersonal and public relations skills, professional knowledge and the capacity to effectively manage physical, financial and human resources. Our school is looking for a leader who possesses a deep understanding of current research and practice in explicit instruction and has experience in providing strategic direction for staff in achieving a culture of continuous improvement.
Northampton DHS offers the successful applicant the opportunity to be play a significant role in the delivery of our new strategic plan. You will work in a professional yet supportive environment that affords you the opportunity to build on your experience. With 130 students and 30 staff, your role will embrace the complexities of a dynamic and committed educational environment. Our stunning grounds, facilities, resourcing and outstanding culture will ensure your decision to join us will be a fulfilling one.
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.
Further information about Northampton DHS can be found by visiting Schools Online.
For further job related information:
Please contact Melanie Hancock, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9934 7000 or emailing email@example.com
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 statement of up to three (3) pages addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch;
- A CV of up to four (4) 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:
- 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 Friday, 15 November 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED