Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP737587
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022
Safety Bay Senior High School (SBSHS) is seeking a dedicated and effective Deputy Principal to work in collaboration with our team.
In this role you will be required to lead, manage and build capacity in a large, dynamic and dedicated team focusing on ensuring every student is safe and supported, learning and participating, and healthy and connected. The Safety Bay Way is embedded in all aspects of school life thereby building a culture of high care and high performance. The role is primarily responsible for leading Student Services, however the successful applicant could undertake other roles and responsibilities within the school as negotiated with the Principal.
You will provide educational leadership in the school and community by developing and promoting the school vision and encouraging school staff, volunteers and others to share ownership of the school's vision and goals. The successful applicant will use effective change strategies to lead the school community to continually reflect on practices and data, to develop opportunities for improvement and engagement. To be successful in this role you should be a passionate educator, committed to making a difference in the lives of young people.
You will assist the Principal to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, Department of Education policies and guidelines, and work collaboratively with the Executive Team in a number of areas including improving staff performance and supporting whole school operations. Your leadership and knowledge will be applied to policy development and review within the Student Services context as well as school operations. You should have a passion for Student Services and display excellent leadership, management and organisational skills. Your innovative and strategic approach will maximise student engagement in learning and teaching, and create a positive school culture through developing and implementing programs that focus on improving the health, well-being, attendance of students and promoting positive relationships between students and staff..
As Deputy Principal your high level of leadership will build capacity at all levels as you support and work collaboratively with staff ensuring the Professional Learning and Performance Management Strategies empower all staff to realise their potential whilst improving their accountability to the School’s Business Plan objectives. The successful applicant will ideally be a proven high-performer with successful leadership and management experience and strong professional knowledge. They should possess the capability and commitment required to build and sustain a culture of excellence in teaching and learning. Knowledge and experience in instructional leadership, coaching and working as part of a professional learning community is highly desirable.
The successful applicant should have the ability to think and plan strategically and to identify innovative and practical solutions to problems and challenges.
At SBSHS we are proud of our ability to provide a high quality public education for all our students. We promote excellence in a wide array of pursuits and work with the community to build a bright future for all of our students. Our school community is committed to ensuring students dare to strive to ‘Imagine, Believe and Achieve’, our school motto, which highlights our aspirational nature, which is after all, the Safety Bay Way
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 Safety Bay Senior High School can be found by visiting safetybay.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Alen Kursar, Principal, by telephoning (08) 0427 799 933 or emailing Alen.Kursar@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.
Your application should include:
- A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to four (4) 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;
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
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.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au)
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 31 May 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.