Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP846261
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Mount Lawley Senior High School (MLSHS) is seeking an innovative and experienced educational leader to join the executive team to fill the role of Associate Principal. The Associate Principal will work closely with the principal and members of the executive team to provide exceptional educational leadership in the school and the community.
Founded in 1955, Mount Lawley Senior High School is located 5 kilometres north of the Perth Central Business District. It comprises three sub-schools; Middle School Years 7 & 8, Upper School Years 9 & 10 and Senior School Years 11 & 12. It hosts a Gifted and Talented Languages program, an approved Specialist Visual and Performing Arts program, a Music program and the innovative Aboriginal Excellence Program. The school offers a breadth of curriculum choices and has a rich history of student success and achievement.
The successful applicant should be strategic in their thinking and planning and possess the qualities needed to bring people together, identify opportunities and establish initiatives.
The Associate Principal will also ideally be a significant contributor to school and program review, policy development and school improvement processes. The Associate Principal should have the capacity to assume other Associate Principal roles in the future, if required.
The applicant should have experience in timetabling in a complex school environment consisting of three sub schools operating on two separate timetables.
Additional areas of responsibility may require the successful applicant to oversee the Year 11 and 12 processes for exams, externally set tasks, course selection, identification of students at risk and Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA). Additionally, the successful applicant should be able to make effective use of SIRS, RTP and SAIS to support student achievement and to develop individual improvement strategies where required. It is expected the Associate Principal will be familiar with the use of Connect, SIS, SEQTA and other administrative systems. The applicant should have demonstrated experience and understanding of both middle and senior schooling.
The successful applicant should have a proven record of successful outcomes for senior students at risk working closely with parents/carers to identify pathways for success.
The Associate Principal should be expected to display initiative and collaboratively develop strategies and targets to support the School Business Plan. The executive team work collaboratively and each person has specific areas of responsibility.
A major strength of the school is its strong links and partnerships with parents and the broader community. All staff at MLSHS are committed to the provision of learning programs that cater for all post-school destinations including university, State Training Providers and employment.
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 Mount Lawley Senior High School can be found by visiting lawley.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Lesley Street, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9265 1500 or emailing Lesley.Street@education.wa.edu.au.
During the school holiday period, please contact Lesley Street on 0407 979 200.
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 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.
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 Friday, 6 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.