Head of Department in Technologies - Pimlico State High School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
  • 07 Sep, 2021

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists at Pimlico State High School for a dedicated Head of Department - Technologies to join the leadership team. As the Head of Department, you will lead the curriculum focus of academic programs including Design, Building and Construction, Industrial Technologies and Design, Textiles and Food Studies, Home Economics, Food and Nutrition as well as VET offerings in Engineering and Hospitality.

Position status: Permanent
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location: Townsville region
Job ad reference: QLD/NQR386395/21P
Closing date: 29-Sep-2021
Yearly salary: $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary: $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration: 
Contact person: Joel Buchholz
Contact details: 0476 810 175
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About the School:

Pimlico State High School is a large, co-educational Independent Public School with a strong and proud tradition of academic excellence and of service to the community. A Pimlico education strives to develop young people of purpose, responsibility, resilience, compassion and innovation. Our CARE philosophy of cooperation, appreciation, respect and effort, aims to provide a supportive environment to enable all members of our school community to develop to their full potential. Pimlico's curriculum and our vision for learning embrace the notions of global citizenship and international mindedness. We are preparing students for a globalised world and a future that will see our graduates working and contributing on the international stage. Pimlico is renowned for the excellence of our performing arts programs, particularly within instrumental music. We are proud of the music enrichment opportunities that are available to our talented musicians, with over 400 students participating in our extensive instrumental and vocal programs.

About the Role:

As the Head of Department you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the school department to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Be futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the school department to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. 
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. 

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.