Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP633851
Please note that the application instructions on this advertisement were amended as at 8.50am on Wednesday, 8 July 2020.
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021
Who are we looking for?
Duncraig Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a strategic and innovative leader to join our executive leadership team in the position of Associate Principal. A main focus will be Teaching and Learning and the role will be well suited to an exemplary and high performing secondary leader who has a demonstrable track record in managing change in developing a culture of reflection, collaboration and innovation in the classroom.
We are looking for an applicant with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills that 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 establish a performance and development culture through a deep understanding of how to coach beginning and experienced staff and build their confidence to explore and excel in cultivating their practices.
The Associate Principal will be an integral member of the school’s executive team and 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
After our school’s recent review of the Associate Principal portfolios, we have identified a requirement for the successful applicant of this position to focus on leading the school’s quality teaching and learning strategy. You will be an expert in current pedagogical research and the role that leaders play in transforming learning. You will also be responsible for the Year 7 and 8 cohorts, including the management and collaboration with Primary Schools to facilitate Year 6 into 7 transition.
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. Duncraig SHS is a SEQTA (Saron Education Quality Teachers Assistant) school. An understanding of SEQTA would be considered advantageous.
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.
At Duncraig SHS we present a very collegiate and supportive team of staff committed to the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning programs and outstanding pastoral care who are dedicated to the success of all students. Duncraig SHS is situated in the north-western suburbs on the coastal strip 18km from Perth. We cater for students from Year 7 to Year 12 and are a school of high standards where the care and progress of every child is the first priority. We continue to improve our resources and facilities through the support of our Board, our parent body and the Education Department. Duncraig SHS is part of a thriving community where students have a voice and regularly return to continue their engagement. For more information, please visit our website.
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 Duncraig Senior High School can be found by visiting www.duncraigshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Peter Lillywhite, Principal, by telephoning (08) 6241 5000 or emailing Peter.Lillywhite@education.wa.edu.au.
During the vacation period please contact Peter Lillywhite on 0439 244 214.
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 four (4) page statement addressing Work Related Requirements one (1), three (3) and four (4) only, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to one (1) page 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 Wednesday, 19 August 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.