Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Shenton College is a boldly ambitious school at the forefront of education in Australia, delivering the highest quality education to our community. We seek to nurture curiosity, collaboration, and a sense of responsibility towards others, enabling our staff and students to lead lives of agency, contribution, and fulfilment. The College is seeking an innovative and strategic Deputy Principal – Community to work closely alongside the Principal and the executive team to deliver on our ambition and to develop and promote the school’s vision, mission, and values in the school community.
Promoting the school’s vision and values, developing, and maintaining strong relationships, and fostering a culture of high care and achievement are integral to the role. Ideally, we are seeking an individual with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills who is committed to achieving exceptional educational outcomes for all students. These skills should see you effectively provide strategic advice on matters relating to community, Departmental authorities and interagency collaboration.
Offering strategic guidance to facilitate the effective management of daily school operations in accordance with legislation and Department of Education (DoE) policies, your experience and knowledge of strategic and operational challenges should give you the ability to lead the community through complex situations. As part of the Shenton College Leadership team, the Deputy Principal – Community leads the culture of the school, ensuring the values of Care, Curiosity, and Collaboration are embodied, reinforced and celebrated. You should empower student and staff voice to drive positive change, success and a sense of belonging.
Located in Perth's western suburbs, the College has a well-earned reputation for excellence, whether it is the established professional culture that embraces innovation and growth or the consistent success of our students at local, national, and international levels. The College has a dedicated Middle School (Years 7 and 8), Lower Senior School (Years 9 and 10) and Upper Senior School (Years 11 and 12). We strive for excellence in everything we do, and as a large and vibrant educational community, we collaborate to lead a school culture of inclusion, diversity, and equity for all students
We have a firm belief that building a school around a child provides greater capacity to cater for students with unique learning and social needs. We focus on the whole child not just the academic child – we seek to empower them to be independent and confident learners so that they can be purposeful contributors to an increasingly interdependent world. Our success is built on solid foundations and on the skills of an outstanding team.
The successful applicant should ideally have a sound working knowledge of the culture of the College and demonstrated capacity to work effectively within the executive leadership team. As a Quality Teaching Strategy Lead School, the successful applicant would be expected to be familiar with the Teaching For Impact framework and would be comfortable as an instructional leader in deepening staff understandings of what effective teachers believe, know and do, in the context of a senior school environment.
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 Shenton College can be found by visiting shenton.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Chris Hill, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9366 9100 or emailing email@example.com
During the school holiday period, please contact Christopher Hill on 0421 024 258.
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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to two (2) 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 Tuesday, 10 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.