Head of Learning Area, Science

$118,626 - $129,810 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Ellenbrook WA, Australia
  • 10 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Ellenbrook Secondary College
Head of Learning Area - Science
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

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

Ellenbrook Secondary College (SC) is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and innovative Head of Learning Area (HoLA) – Science to join our dedicated leadership team.

The successful applicant will ideally display commitment to supporting student achievement through a positive approach to student learning.

The HoLA – Science will be an expert classroom practitioner with a passion for Science and the capacity to build a culture of excellence in teaching that supports the learning needs of all students.

You will model exemplary practice and support your teachers in all aspects of their work including teaching, student behaviour management, assessment, parent liaison and planning.

The successful applicant will ideally reflect and assess the effectiveness of teaching practice, promote an environment of active and positive learning, and provide educational opportunities and activities which enable both staff and students to achieve their highest potential.

The successful applicant will ideally have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead a dynamic and enthusiastic teaching team.

You will be expected to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of the learning area by fostering a calm, productive atmosphere and promoting a culture where everyone contributes to the team.

You will work closely with students, colleagues and the community to achieve the best educational outcomes for all students.

As the HoLA, you will have the skills to translate the priorities and strategies outlined in the College’s Plan into a learning area operational plan that provides clear direction for your staff.

You will support staff in their development both individually and as a team, but also ensure that they are professionally accountable, not just for their day-to-day work, but also for implementation of the Plan and achievement of the learning area’s goals.

A key requirement of the position will be the ability to understand the wider school context and constructively work with other HoLAs and the Executive team to achieve broader College objectives.

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 Ellenbrook Secondary College can be found by visiting ellenbrooksc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Nathan Brown, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9297 9702 or emailing Nathan.Brown@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 the context of the role and business needs of Ellenbrook Secondary College.
  • A CV of up to three (3) 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
  • 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 Thursday, 23 September, 2021.




applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
published jdf - generic - head~- schools - admin 3 - aug 2017.pdf

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.

WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Ellenbrook
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-23 4:30 PM