Manager Corporate Services

$102,966 - $113,590 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Subiaco WA 6008, Australia
  • 08 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Perth Modern School
Manager Corporate Services
Level 6, $102,966 - $113,590 per annum (PSCA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS700055

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

Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?

Perth Modern School is seeking an innovative and proactive individual to join their Executive team.

The successful applicant will manage the school’s financial, physical and human resources. The Manager Corporate Services administers and reports on the financial integrity of the school's business operations and provides input into financial planning and budgeting as well as the administration and reporting of the diverse funding entities for which the school is responsible.

In addition, the successful applicant, in collaboration with the Principal, will provide operational input to the development and enactment of the school’s Business Plan and will monitor the school’s financial performance against these plans.

The successful applicant will ideally display excellent conceptual, interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively lead the administration and support team through effective Human Resource and frontline service practices.

The Manager Corporate Services is responsible for strategic oversite of Buildings, Facilities and Assets Management.

Perth Modern School, a proud government school, is Western Australia's only fully selective school for academically gifted students in Years 7 to 12.

Centrally located in Subiaco, the school provides a differentiated and compacted curriculum that develops the skills of gifted students. Professional, enthusiastic, merit selected staff provide a broad range of subjects and activities tailored to the special needs of gifted students.

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 (selection criteria):

  • Highly developed skills and experience in managing corporate services functions in a large and complex organisation.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in financial management and budget preparation and an understanding of the financial regulatory framework, including the Financial Management Act, reporting and governance requirements of government organisations and other legislation.
  • Highly developed human resource management skills, including the ability to develop and apply human resource practices and systems in leading and managing staff.
  • Substantial experience in the development, implementation, management and monitoring of strategic business, marketing and operational plans.
  • Highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to consult, collaborate and negotiate effectively with a wide range of individuals at all levels.
  • Research, conceptual and risk management skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) 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 Perth Modern School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information

Please contact Lois Joll, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9392 6855 or emailing

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 Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • 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 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;
  • 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 Accountable 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, 21 September 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-21 4:30 PM