Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP848762
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Kelmscott Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a strategic and innovative leader to join our leadership team in the position of Deputy Principal.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a talented leader who can display a range of skills and understandings within the Deputy Principal role. As an educator of excellence, you should exhibit initiative and have a problem-solving capacity to develop solutions that will cater to the wide variety of demands in our large, complex school.
You should lead whole school initiatives and your motivation, energy, and flexibility should be evident. Ideally, you will work as part of a high performing team to apply and adapt your skills, knowledge, and understanding to undertake the identified areas of responsibility. Your skills and experience should enable you to lead activities across Years 7 to 12 policy, process and procedure when required and complement other Deputy Principal roles in the school.
The successful applicant should have outstanding communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills and be committed to achieving exceptional educational outcomes for all students. These skills will enable you to engage in effective and positive interactions to develop and maintain strong relationships with staff, students and the community.
About the role:
Deputy Principals at Kelmscott SHS work collaboratively within a framework of negotiated areas of responsibility. The successful applicant will work closely with the Principal as part of the school’s executive team to provide educational leadership, innovation, strategic planning, and promotion of the school’s vision, mission and values in the school community.
To be successful in the role you should be highly motivated, and energetic and possess the qualities needed to bring people together, identify opportunities and establish new initiatives. You should exhibit effective communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain positive partnerships and collaborate effectively with others.
An advanced knowledge of student services processes, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder and disability, contemporary instructional and pedagogical techniques and the ability to build the leadership capacity of HOLA’s (Head of Learning Area) through coaching and mentoring, will be an advantage.
Kelmscott SHS, with a population of over 1200 students, is a school of opportunity offering a large range of courses and exciting specialist programmes together with outstanding staff. With a reputation based on positive values, academic excellence and extensive education opportunities, Kelmscott SHS has a strong demand for placements from students across the south eastern metropolitan area. Kelmscott SHS promotes and recognises achievement in academic, sporting and arts pursuits. The school strives to provide a positive physical environment to reflect a culture of excellence.
Our culture is described by staff and community as positive, professional, inclusive, dynamic, and with a focus on excellence. Our students are very proud of the positive reputation of our school. They find the school diverse, progressive and filled with opportunities for growth. They feel a sense of belonging and support each other to balance competition and cooperation to achieve positive outcomes for all.
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 Kelmscott Senior High School can be found by visiting kshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Mark Jeffery, Principal, by telephoning 0410 689 146 or emailing Mark.Jeffery@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Mark Jeffery on 0410 689 146
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 four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for three (3) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager or most recent school line manager; a peer who has recently worked directly with you; and a staff member you have recently line-managed. This can be included as an additional page on your application or CV.
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 induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 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 Tuesday, 10 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.