Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP824794
This is a three (3) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2023 with possible (9 months) extension and/or permanency
Darling Range Sports College is seeking a dynamic and high performing secondary leader who is adaptable, team-oriented and improved-focused to join our Executive Leadership Team in the position of Associate Principal.
In collaboration with the Principal and members of the college executive and senior leadership team, the Associate Principal provides educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision, values, ethos and priorities and encouraging staff, students, families, community and others to share ownership of the College’s vision and goals.
As a member of the College Executive Team, the successful applicant will establish and maintain collaborative and respectful relationships with the school community, ensuring all students’ needs are met. We are looking for an individual committed to achieving the best outcomes for our students. The successful applicant will also ideally possess outstanding leadership qualities, the ability to use evidence-based planning to improve learning outcomes and be able to work through complex situations in both a team environment and individually. A strong educational background in leadership and leadership development is highly desirable for this position.
The successful applicant should be knowledgeable about leading improvements in whole-school teaching, learning and curriculum and will ideally have an extensive understanding of all School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) requirements for the Year 7 – 12 curriculums, assessment and reporting. Experience in leading whole school literacy and numeracy improvement strategies and in ongoing development of teaching and learning would also be advantageous
The successful applicant will be highly motivated, reflective, enthusiastic and have successful well-developed leadership experience within their current role. We are looking for someone who has excellent organisational skills, has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Other desirable qualities would include the ability to anticipate and adapt to change as well as actively supporting a strong culture of collegiality, integrity and high expectations. In addition, recent and relevant experience in Students at Educational Risk (SAER) and Positive Behaviour Schools (PBS) policies and processes are highly encouraged to 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 Darling Range Sports College can be found by visiting darlingrangesc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Rob Lawson, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9453 0100 or emailing Rob.Lawson@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.
Eligibility and training requirements
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;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 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, 8 June 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.