Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP710781
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
The WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin is seeking a passionate, forward-thinking and experienced leader for the role of Associate Principal.
Our College is a nationally recognised education and training institution and a ‘school of choice’, offering students in Year 11 & 12 an innovative approach to learning. Our College is made up of four primary areas – Farm, Trade Training Centre, Class and Residential, all of which provide interactive and engaging learning programs for students. Prospective enrolments apply years in advance and undergo a rigorous application and interview process. Placements are in high demand as a result of the College’s exceptional reputation, enterprise programs and student outcomes and was awarded the 2020 WA Public School of the Year for WACE Attainment.
Our College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering a variety of nationally accredited certificate training courses and our facilities, plant and equipment are always at the cutting edge of industry standards. The college also offers a robust ATAR pathway which embeds the college’s enterprise systems and data within classroom learning programs to well-prepare students for post-school tertiary pathway opportunities.
The successful applicant will ideally have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with staff, students, parents and the wider community. The Associate Principal will be an innovative and organised leader with a passion for working with senior school students to enhance learning outcomes for all students.
The position entails, but is not limited to the following roles and responsibilities:
- Providing whole-school leadership for the implementation of the College 2022-2024 Business Plan (currently in development)
- Utilising information systems to ensure accurate and timely reporting on school performance, which is used to inform planning and decision-making and to ensure accountability for the performance of the school
- Play a significant role in the daily management of staff and student wellbeing
- Collaborate with the Head of Curriculum, Head of Trades, Head of Residence and the Farm Manager to foster a culture of excellence and use professional knowledge and understanding to strengthen a responsive, inclusive and innovative college-based curriculum
- Contribute toward the development of a context-specific teaching framework which will embed STEM critical thinking processes and practices and incorporate evidence-based teaching practices such as Explicit Direct Instruction pedagogies.
- Use effective change management strategies to assist the college community to accept and develop opportunities for improved service and student outcomes
- Provide strategic direction for staff and model and promote a culture of improvement of professional performance
- Manage the strategic and operational requirements of a Senior Secondary College, inclusive of (but not limited to) timetabling, Reporting to Parents (RtP), Student Information Records System (SIRS), VET, RTO compliance, staff development, performance management and recruitment.
The WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin has a proven track record for continually developing competent, highly-skilled graduates that are thoroughly prepared for post-school employment, further education and/or training. The Associate Principal will play a vital role in ensuring all students perform at and reach their individual potential.
The WA College of Agriculture is located 160kms east and less than 2 hours’ drive from the centre of Perth and 45 minutes from Northam. On-site accommodation options are available for the successful applicant in return for shared rostered residential duties with the Principal and Residential Manager.
Further information about WA College of Agriculture - Cunderdin can be found by visiting our Facebook page, Instagram page, our website or Schools Online.
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.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Matt Dowell, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9635 2100 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 maximum five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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, 22 November 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.