Department of Education
Pilbara Education Region
Millars Well Primary School
Deputy Principal
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP670263 

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, (0.6 FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension

At Millars Well Primary School (PS), we are committed to creating a positive school climate with strong community engagement. We prioritise excellence in teaching and learning, and seek to enhance professional leadership in our school. We are seeking an experienced educational leader with a commitment to school improvement to support optimal outcomes for our students. The appointed Deputy Principal will support the school to articulate and realise a vision that aligns with the Department of Education’s strategic directions and the aspirations of the Millars Well school community.

We are seeking an effective instructional leader. He or she will ideally have the capacity to support teachers and education assistants to understand and employ agreed whole school approaches. This will include ensuring effective support for the full range of students within each classroom, including those with disabilities and learning difficulties. The ability to coach teachers to develop a positive classroom climate and highly effective behaviour management skills would be well regarded. This role will include regular, supportive classroom observations and modelling for teachers, as well as the fostering of effective professional learning communities.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be able to use these skills to coach and mentor teachers to assist them to hone their skills and manage their professional obligations to achieve a sustainable work-life balance. The successful applicant will use their responsive and proactive communication skills to build effective relationships with the school community, especially families of students for whom school presents particular challenges. They will possess skill and empathy in supporting students with special needs. Experience in providing culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal students and their families will be highly regarded.

We are seeking a leader with well-developed knowledge of effective, research-supported practices for fostering literacy and numeracy development. The successful applicant will articulate an understanding of contemporary theory relating to scientific principles of learning and high impact pedagogy. A thorough knowledge of the principles of play-based learning and the National Quality standard will be expected.  We would value the input of a leader with expertise in leading the Digital Technologies curriculum and integrating STEM inquiry into the curriculum across the primary school.

The successful applicant will be familiar with operational requirements of human and financial resource management and compliance, and will contribute to the administration team’s obligations, including managing staff rosters, leave, payroll and financial processing tasks, budget and cost centre management, performance management and reporting. Experience with these management tasks will be well-regarded.

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 Millars Well Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Wendy Moore, Principal by telephoning  9187 6900 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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school as detailed in the advertisement
  • A CV 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, 12 March 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.6
LOCATION: Karratha
CLOSING DATE: 2021-03-12 4:30 PM