Program Coordinator, Head of Operations

$118,626 - $129,810 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Hammond Park WA 6164, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Hammond Park Secondary College
Program Coordinator - Head of Operations
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA701644

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

Hammond Park Secondary College (SC) is seeking a dedicated and innovative individual to join their leadership team in the role of Program Coordinator – Head of Operations.

In collaboration with the college’s leadership team the successful applicant will provide strategic leadership of college operations.

The Head of Operations will be an integral member of the leadership team assisting the executive team in all aspects of college operations.

As a strategic and self-driven leader you will ideally need to be able to work across teams and independently, and have excellent interpersonal skills to lead a range of operations ensuring excellent student outcomes.

Major responsibilities include: the college timetable, reporting processes, teacher relief, excursion policy and procedures, rosters, parent evenings, overseeing pre-service teachers and support graduate teachers, and a range of testing schedules including examinations, National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), Online Literacy and Numeracy assessment (OLNA) and Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) testing. In addition, the Head of Operations should be highly skilled in a range of Information Technology. An understanding of Compass and EdVal timetabling is highly desirable.

As the Program Coordinator – Head of Operations, you will be working to support the college vision and values and strategic directions.

As a new college the role will evolve as the college grows and you will ideally need to be an agile and responsive leader who seeks innovative solutions to complex problems.

In their own right, the Program Coordinator – Head of Operations should be an expert classroom practitioner.

The successful applicant would be a high-performer with successful leadership and management experience in a secondary context and possess the capability and commitment required to build and sustain a culture of excellence in teaching and learning.

Opening in 2020, Hammond Park SC will provide local students with a dynamic and innovative learning environment centred around the social and emotional wellbeing of each child.

The school will provide challenging, engaging and intentional instruction to meet the diverse learning needs of all students and foster a culture of lifelong learning.

Student voice and agency will be a key aspect of the school in creating high expectations and an environment where all can flourish.

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 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 Hammond Park Secondary College can be found by visiting Schools Online or by downloading the relevant attachment below.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Joanne Willesee, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9395 3800 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Joanne Willesee on 0436 918 792.

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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, 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.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • 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
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 27 September 2021




applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
hammond park secondary college - business plan 2020-2023.pdf
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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Hammond Park
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-27 4:30 PM