Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP644526
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021 with possible extension (12 months) and/or permanency.
Are you an innovative and dynamic educational leader ready to engage in the challenge of leading an outstanding Western Australian Independent Public School?
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School seeks to appoint a highly effective and empowered leader to join the executive team as an Associate Principal.
We are looking for a highly motivated school leader who is committed to achieving outstanding educational outcomes for all students. You will possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to develop productive relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Your ability to work collaboratively with the school staff, students and the wider community is an essential element of the Associate Principal role. The position will appeal to an experienced administrator looking for a rewarding challenge working in a vibrant, successful and comprehensive community high school.
The Associate Principal will be an integral member of the school’s leadership team. They will work closely with the Principal to promote and maintain the school’s culture, vision and values in the school community. The Associate Principal will also work collaboratively with teachers and support staff to plan and deliver a high-quality curriculum across the phases of learning at the school. To be successful in this role you will be a passionate educator, committed to making a difference in the lives of young people.
You will ideally have a clear understanding of the learning environment required to enhance the educational opportunities of our students to successfully transition to senior school and beyond. You will develop evidence based strategies to ensure the school continues to exceed student learning outcomes and high performance expectations as have been established through our partnerships with families, students and staff.
The successful applicant will ideally be a high-performer with demonstrated, successful leadership and management experience and strong professional knowledge. They will ideally demonstrate the capability and commitment required to sustain a culture of excellence in teaching, learning and assessment, reflecting contemporary pedagogical practices (including peer observational frameworks). The successful applicant will utilise their knowledge and experience in instructional leadership, as well as being a highly effective coach who fosters professional growth in others and cultivates successful outcomes focused teams that are reflective and use evidence to evaluate performance.
The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to think and plan strategically and to identify innovative and practical solutions to problems and challenges. Knowledge of contemporary student services systems, procedures and protocols along with the ability to contribute to the school’s ongoing reflective practice through engaging with the Electronic School Assessment tool (ESAT) will be highly regarded.
You will be a prominent leader within the school, to both the community and school board, overseeing a significant and diverse area of the school’s operations. As an integral member of the executive leadership team, you will establish and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with the school community, ensuring all students’ needs are met.
Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a thriving town, full of rich history with friendly outback hospitality whilst catering for every need. The lifestyle in Kalgoorlie is easy whilst still having everything the city has to offer, including frequent cultural, musical and entertaining events. Sporting opportunities are second to none. Perth is only 600 kilometres away and is easily accessible via road, plane or train.
The school offers a full induction program and 12 months support in transitioning into the school and town. There are many financial benefits when moving to Kalgoorlie-Boulder that the Department of Education offers including living subsidies, moving depreciation and costs as well as salary sacrificing your rent.
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 (selection criteria):
- 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 Kalgoorlie-Boulder CHS can be found by visiting www.kalgoorlie-boulderchs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Douglas Dearle, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9092 0300 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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for 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 Monday, 5 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.