Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Butler College
Teacher - English
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH718785

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

Are you a talented and passionate secondary teacher?

Butler College is seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic English Teacher.

The successful applicant should be a passionate teacher of English, with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. We are looking to appoint a teacher who ideally possesses the ability to meet the learning needs of students with a range of English abilities. Butler College offers the full range of ATAR English courses in years 11 and 12 so an ability to teach at this level would be desirable but not essential, high achieving graduates are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will ideally be able to utilise a variety of skills to provide an integrated, personalised and engaging learning experiences for all students. An understanding of the Explicit Direct Instruction model (EDI) would be useful. Applicants should be willing to integrate the EDI practice into their teaching methodology to align with whole school values and evidence-based pedagogy.

All teaching staff at Butler College display preparedness to collaborate with other college staff across the wide diversity of the student population including students with Special Needs. The college is a learning community founded on the principles of Knowledge, Integrity and Respect. Each initiative and communication is carried out with the expectation that these principles underpin the dialogue and actions of each individual.

Butler College is an innovative Independent Public School which embraces the philosophy of education as a dynamic science that is always on the move. Since its Foundation Year in 2013, the College has developed a solid foundation of strong community values. It is this focus on working as a team to build students' self-belief and abilities that is making it a school that its community is proud of.

The College's aim is to create a learning environment where students feel valued, supported and safe; encouraging in them the self-awareness and self-confidence to strive for personal excellence. With a broad and relevant curriculum, together with a commitment to its three pillars of Knowledge, Integrity and Respect we are helping students find their place in the College community and beyond.

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 your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. 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.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

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 Butler College can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Matthew Paton, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9561 4200 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 (3) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • 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.


Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA.  Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy.  More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 1 December 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-01 4:30 PM