Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA765543
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4 (negotiable), 2022
Shenton College is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and collaborative Manager of Vocational Pathways.
As a member of the College’s leadership team, you will play an enabling role in ensuring we deliver on the broad objectives of our 2025 Business Plan: we are a boldly ambitious and proudly public school, committed to delivering the highest quality education to every student in our care. We strive to provide excellence in education for secondary students with teaching and learning programs that are designed to be challenging and innovative. As a learning community, we nurture curiosity, collaboration, and a sense of responsibility towards others. Students are supported to find value in their school days and achieve their potential, laying a foundation for leading fulfilling and constructive lives in society. The College embraces a tradition of excellence and enjoys a reputation for high academic, sporting, and cultural achievements for secondary students in Years 7 to 12. Whilst a large number of our students choose university bound courses, we also provide a range of options for all students with a developed culture that values certificate vocational courses, and extensive learning beyond the classroom.
The Manager of Vocational Pathways will provide educational leadership in the delivery, development, implementation, and management of sustainable VET pathways for students at Shenton College. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for someone with strong knowledge of senior schooling, VET, School Curriculum & Standards Authority (SCSA) requirements, University and TAFE requirements and pathways, and Departmental systems.
The successful applicant will lead a highly committed and dedicated team supporting students in their senior schooling journey and subsequent post school transition to employment, training, or further education. To be successful for this role, you should be an inspirational leader, provide support and direction to teachers and students and possess excellent interpersonal skills. The successful applicant will have oversight of student records and effective management of school information systems within the area. Current relevant qualifications in the area of Vocational Education would be highly regarded.
Strong organisational skills and extensive knowledge of career pathways, WACE requirements; VET pathways, higher education pathways and current industry requirements is vital for this role. Applicants should have sound knowledge and understanding of compliance requirements aligned to VET delivered to Secondary Students. Shenton College offers a variety of qualifications through third party agreements with the successful applicant providing support and guidance to trainers delivering within the school. An understanding of the local community context is an advantage.
A variety of qualifications are delivered at Shenton College ranging from Certificate II – Certificate IV qualifications. A number of students also access qualifications offered through external Registered Training Organisation offsite. The College’s Futures Program is a new initiative that supports students with their external training pathway options with a three-day at school two-day offsite model. Students are completing ATAR/General courses through this model in addition to accessing a range of qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma. Many of these students are also engaged in work placement.
The ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a whole school setting and working as part of a senior leadership team is an essential requirement of the role. The successful applicant will use effective change management strategies to lead the College community to continually reflect on practices and data, and to develop opportunities for improvement and engagement. They will have exemplary interpersonal skills and sound knowledge of how to support the College’s Independent Public-School structure.
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 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.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Chris Hill, Associate Principal, by telephoning 0421 024 258 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- 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 Accountable 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 Monday, 22 August 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.