Advertised Vacancy Number: PR659814
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021
Broome Senior High School (SHS) is an Independent Public School seeking a highly skilled educational leader. It is expected you will have highly developed leadership skills with the ability to work collaboratively with school staff and the wider community to ensure the highest standards of achievement for all students.
As the successful applicant you will continue to build on the success of the school. It has built up a strong reputation of academic excellence and maximising outcomes for all students in turn building up enormous confidence with its community. Broome SHS was winner of the WA School of the Year for 2012 and is now regarded as one of the premier senior high schools in the state.
You will be dedicated to maximising outcomes in all learning areas, and committed to developing and mentoring staff. Built around the deep purpose of ‘changing lives’ and ‘building a community’ Broome SHS has a clear focus on high standards of academic achievement. All students have access to innovative and flexible pathways and options for learning in a variety of environments including school, TAFE, university and the workplace. In addition, the school’s success plays a critical part in retaining students and families in the town. The school is characterised by a culture of success underpinned by positive respectful relationships. It has a hugely strong collegiate environment where staff support each other to provide quality teaching and learning programs, foster innovation and work in partnership with students, parents and the community.
A leading Independent Public School in its own right, the school is also proudly part of the Broome Cluster of Independent Public Schools working in close collaboration with the town’s four primaries, Broome, Cable Beach, Broome North and Roebuck primary schools. This partnership creates an integrated, holistic K-12 learning community with a focus on shared excellence and retaining students and families in town. The Cluster arrangement is an exciting initiative and as such Broome SHS is an active partner in the development of Cluster strategies.
Broome is a vibrant and attractive coastal town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. As a tourist town, Broome is well resourced regarding facilities and services. Broome Senior High School is a high performing school with a diverse student population. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead an outstanding school.
The Principal supports the Department’s objectives for the public education and training of students in Western Australia. The role of the Principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department of Education and the school 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 three leadership requirements and five professional practices particular to the role of a principal identified by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:
- Effective leadership in teaching and learning
- Developing self and others
- Leading improvement, innovation and change
- Leading the management of the school
- Engaging and working with the community
Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context 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 this position can be found in the attached JDF.
For additional information about Broome Senior High School please visit BroomeSHS.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For Further Job Related Information
Please contact Gregory Robson, A/Regional Executive Director, by phoning (08) 9192 0800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Please do not email applications to this email address)
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 addressing the selection criteria in context of the role and business needs of the branch;
- A CV of up to five (5) 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 8317.
Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.
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, 3 December 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED