Head of Learning Area, Mathematics

$118,626 - $129,810 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Balcatta WA 6021, Australia
  • 03 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Balcatta Senior High School
Head of Learning Area - Mathematics
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SA700817

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

Are you committed to achieving excellence?

Balcatta Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a dedicated and highly motivated Head of Learning Area (HOLA) – Mathematics for this important leadership position.

In collaboration with the school leadership team, the HOLA - Mathematics will provide educational leadership and commit to improving results for our students.

You will be responsible for student outcomes, provide sound financial and resource management, as well as instructional leadership of staff and students in the Mathematics Learning Area.

The successful candidate will motivate and manage staff in the Mathematics Learning Area, lead the development of engaging curriculum and contribute to the school’s strategic and operational plan through collaborative processes.

A thorough knowledge and evidence of the application of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Teacher Standards is highly regarded.

The successful applicant will ideally possess highly effective interpersonal skills, strong leadership skills and have the ability to work collaboratively with an enthusiastic team of teachers to support best practice.

You will have a well-developed knowledge of the mathematics curriculum and be able to implement an inclusive curriculum that meets the needs of all students.

Applicants should ideally have a high level understanding of the curriculum of both lower and senior school specifically Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses and possess excellent organisational skills to plan and prioritise, and a proven record of effective data analysis and its application to inform planning for improvement that will progress student outcomes.

At Balcatta SHS we are committed to providing an engaging, creative and challenging curriculum focussed on twenty first Century Learning Skills in an inclusive learning community with strong emphasis on pastoral care and student achievement.

The school is currently in the first year of POD (Parent Owned Devices) and the ability to grow student engagement and staff capacity in the Mathematics learning area with the use of technology is required.

Balcatta SHS is situated in the northern suburbs of Perth. As an Independent Public School, we make decisions at the local level to ensure all our students are successful and to better meet the needs of our school community.

We offer students a personalised education and caring environment. Our teachers and support staff know their students and are committed to creating positive, engaging learning experience where students achieve their full potential.

The recent completion of major building projects has secured new classrooms and facilities that promote student engagement and success.

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 Balcatta Senior High School can be found by visiting www.balcattashs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Daniel Drummond, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9345 8200 or during school holidays on 0448 498007 or email daniel.drummond@education.wa.edu.au

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 four (4) 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 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 Monday, 11 October 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Balcatta
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-11 4:30 PM