Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Gilmore College
Program Coordinator - Follow the Dream Coordinator
Level 3, $117,626 - $128,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA649775

PLEASE NOTE: As of Thursday, 22 October 2020 there has been an amendment to the selection criteria.

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021

Can you make a positive difference?

Gilmore College is seeking to appoint a hardworking and motivated Follow the Dream Program Coordinator to join our friendly and supportive team.

As the Program Coordinator – Follow the Dream you will be required to build relationships with the families and wider Kwinana community. As the successful applicant you will develop Literacy and Numeracy activities to support the success of Aboriginal students. You have an understanding of our Whole School Instruction Model and lead Aboriginal education at Gilmore College.

Gilmore College is an Independent public school which opened in 2008 continuing 52 previous years of secondary education provided by Kwinana Senior High School. The school continues the education of students from within the City of Kwinana area primary schools.

Students thrive in an inclusive environment consisting of Australian Indigenous, European, African, Sub-Continental, Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific Island Nations' people. Our moral purpose to meet the unique learning potential of all of our students through positive relationships drives interactions between all of our school community members. Our positive behaviour school acronym is S.O.A.R. which stands for Supportive, Organised, Aspirational and Resilient and creates a tone for our welcoming environment. We provide a comprehensive curriculum with pathways to university, further study, training 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:

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning practices, particularly relating to Aboriginal students and their communities.
  • Extensive skills and experience in developing, implementing and evaluating learning programs and strategies at a school, region or system level.
  • Capacity to manage physical and financial resources.
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership that builds capacity, deals effectively with change and generates innovative solutions related to achieving educational outcomes.
  • Highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to conduct research, prepare reports and establish effective working relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve planned outcomes.

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 Gilmore College can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Jennie Lobb, Associate Principal by telephoning 6595 2700 or emailing  

Application Instructions

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 (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.


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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


Employees will be required to:

  • 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 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, 30 October 2020



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2020-10-30 4:30 PM