Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP649342
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021
Leonora District High School (DHS) is seeking a passionate, committed and driven Deputy Principal with effective leadership skills to join our supportive school leadership team.
The successful applicant will work with the principal and staff to review, plan and implement effective strategies that promote the school’s values, beliefs and priorities. You will ideally have a sound understanding of collaborative practices as well as the ability to work as a team member within a professional learning culture in order to achieve high educational outcomes for every student. As Deputy Principal you will support the Principal in promoting the shared vision and core values of the school reflected in the school business plan and the strategic direction across the school community.
A significant responsibility of this role will in collaboration with the Principal will be to review the operation plan to reflect the targets/objectives set in the school business plan and monitoring the cycle of assessment. Applicant will have an understanding of the whole school approaches to Literacy and Numeracy and an ability to analyse the data to inform the school performance development and individual teacher development.
To be successful in this role you will be highly motivated, innovative and an enthusiastic educator who will be responsible for leadership across both Primary and Secondary sections of the school. The successful applicant will develop positive relationships with students, staff and parents and engage parents and the wider community in the educational work of the school. The successful applicant will have a high level of interpersonal skills and the capacity to deal with challenging situations in a calm positive manner.
Leonora DHS is situated in Leonora, a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located approximately 833 kilometres northeast of the state capital, Perth, and 237 kilometres north of the city of Kalgoorlie. The school caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Staff, parents and the wider community came together to create a shared vision for the school. Through a process where every voice was heard, consensus was reached on a description of the school we want for our students. Our core values have been developed and are the foundation of the positive and respectful culture we have created.
If you are keen to join our dynamic team and have a passion for making a difference, please apply.
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 Leonora DHS can be found by visiting www.leonoradhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Bridgid Lafferty, Principal on 9037 6143, 0408 092 308 (during school holidays) or Bridgid.Lafferty@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.
You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. 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 Thursday, 22 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.