Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP877156
This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2024
Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) is seeking a strategic, inspiring, and innovative leader for a fixed term appointment to the position of Associate Principal.
We seek a leader who strives for excellence and displays a range of skills and understandings within the Associate Principal role. Someone who will provide educational leadership in the school and the community by helping develop and promote the school values, ‘Engage, Inspire, Create’ to lead stakeholders in the school’s vision and goals. The successful applicant will ideally display effective change management strategies to assist the school community to develop and drive the core business of teaching and learning, with opportunities for improved service.
IMSS coordinates and delivers high quality, inspirational instrumental tuition to over 20 000 students in Years 3 – 12, enrolled in 500 public primary and secondary schools across Western Australia. IMSS delivers group instruction and ensemble direction for a diverse range of ensembles from rock bands to symphony orchestras and everything in between.
You may be required to lead whole school initiatives and your motivation, energy and flexibility should be evident. You should work as part of a high performing team to apply and adapt your skills, knowledge and understandings to contribute to the identified areas of responsibility. These include promoting excellence in teaching and learning, staffing, timetabling and leadership development.
As leaders in music education, we are committed to empowering schools and offering consultation and advice to build flourishing music programs. We organise a diverse and stimulating range of performance and extension opportunities for our students including festivals, and music education events.
The role assists the Executive team to facilitate workforce effectiveness in leading and motivating staff in planning directed towards meeting our school priority of ‘providing effective pathways for all students’. IMSS is committed to all students for success in performing, creating, reading and understanding music. The successful applicant should have the ability and enthusiasm to assist the principal in leading the school to meet this priority and improving outcomes for students. The successful applicant will ideally have a high degree of collaboration and interpersonal skills and an excellent knowledge of instrumental music education. Future focused and strategic planning skills will enable you to forecast IMSS needs and priorities.
IMSS is based in Maylands, is delivered in schools and provides exciting and fulfilling experiences for students in public schools across the state.
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 Instrumental Music School Services can be found by visiting education.wa.edu.au/instrumental-music or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Kevin Fraser, Principal by telephoning (08) 9338 9500 or emailing Kevin.Fraser@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 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 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;
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 29 February 2024.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.