Independent Public School - Kimberley Education Region
Broome Senior High School
Program Coordinator - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA706389

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Broome Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a professional and committed educator to take on the role of Program Coordinator (PC) – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education from the commencement of the 2022 school year.

The Broome SHS vision is to realise the potential of every student to achieve personal excellence in all endeavours. We do this by providing a safe and caring learning environment with a focus on excellence, through high quality teaching and positive respectful relationships.

In collaboration with the Principal and members of the administrative team, the PC will provide educational leadership in the school and community by developing and promoting school Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education programs and encouraging staff and community members to share ownership of them. The successful applicant will ideally contribute to developing the School Plan and implementing the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework through participative decision making, including assisting in developing policy and establishing and maintaining systems.

The successful applicant will ideally be part of the Senior Leadership Team of Broome Senior High School and will support and line-manage the Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer team. This role also has a 0.4FTE teaching component.

To be successful in this role, the ideal applicant will have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to ensure effective delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education programs. They should possess the relevant knowledge and understanding of teaching practices to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Broome is a vibrant and attractive coastal town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. As a tourist town, Broome is well resourced regarding facilities and services. The school was the winner of the WA School of the Year for 2012 and is now one of the premier high schools in the State. A leading Independent Public School in its own right, the school is also proudly part of the Broome Cluster of Independent Public Schools working in close collaboration with the town’s four primaries: Broome, Broome North, Cable Beach and Roebuck primary schools. Applicants offered a position will be eligible for Government Regional Officer’s Housing (GROH) housing and assistance with the movement of furniture and vehicle to Broome.

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:

  • Ability to provide strategic leadership, deal effectively with change and generate innovative solutions related to the effective delivery of education programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  • Extensive skills and experience in the development and implementation of learning programs and strategies at a school level.
  • Cultural knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  • Highly developed verbal and interpersonal communication skills at a school and community level, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Well developed presentation skills, including experience in preparing reports

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 Broome Senior High School 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 Cath Winfield, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9195 3100 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 three to four (3-4) page statement addressing the Work Related in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two to three (2-3) 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.


Being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background is considered essential for this

Position under section 50(d) of the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Act.

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 any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • 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 Tuesday, 26 October 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-26 4:30 PM