Principal

$162,188 - $173,192 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Melville WA 6156, Australia
  • 13 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Melville Senior High School
Principal
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Level 6, $162,188 - $173,192 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: PR692775

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2021

Melville Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dynamic and high performing individual to lead our Executive Leadership Team.

The successful applicant will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a school culture that promotes positive relationships between students and between students and staff, and, engaging parents and the wider community in the educational work of the school. The Principal is responsible for being innovative and creative in the establishment of systems and structures to foster academic development and improvements in social and emotional development for students, as well as engaging a diverse school community in the educational programs of the school.

They will possess a commitment to continuous school improvement and development of the instructional program, particularly the pedagogy of beginning teachers, and building networks with other agencies, other schools, and services in the community to benefit school programs.

Melville SHS is a vibrant multicultural school that provides students with a world class education. We are an Independent Public School that has a fantastic energy - where creativity and joy for learning are readily apparent. Our school provides opportunities for intellectual, physical, creative and social development, with high-quality teaching and strong pastoral care relationships.

Our school offers students access to our highly regarded programs including an academic Gifted and Talented Selective Entrance Program. Our school has approved specialist programs in Aviation Studies, Graphic Design Media, and Netball. Our school has a school-based merit-selected Academic Extension Course and a widely acclaimed Music in Focus program. We are also an Intensive English Centre and are home to an International Fee-paying Student program.

The Principal supports the Department’s objectives for the public education and training of students in Western Australia. The role of the Principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department of Education and the school community.

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 address the following selection criteria and demonstrate the five professional practises particular to the role of a Principal.

You will also be expected to illustrate your capacity in the three leadership requirements “vision and values, knowledge and understanding, and personal qualities, social and interpersonal skills” as identified and detailed in the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Effective leadership in teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school
  • Engaging and working with the community

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context 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 this position can be found in the attached JDF.

For additional information about Melville Senior High School please visit Melville.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For Further Job Related Information

Please contact Cheryl Townsend, Assistant Director of Education, by phoning (08) 9336 9563 or emailing Cheryl.Townsend@education.wa.edu.au.

(Please do not email applications to this email address)

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 five (5) page statement addressing the selection criteria, 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 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 8317.

Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

TRAINING

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 Monday, 2 August 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

ATTACHMENTS:

Applicant Resource - How to Write a CV and Covering Letter.pdf
Information for Applicants.pdf
Published JDF - Generic - Principal High and Senior High School - Metropolitan - Admin 6 - Aug 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Melville
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-02 4:30 PM