Deputy Principal

$133,513 - $141,996 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Mandurah WA, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Coodanup College
Deputy Principal
Level 4, $133,513 - $141,996 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP704810

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

Are you an effective leader who is committed to improving standards?

Coodanup College is seeking a highly motivated, dedicated, innovative and effective leader to join their Leadership team in 2022.

We are looking for an individual who can collaborate with the Principal and Leadership team to provide the best educational outcomes for our students and support the development of key areas of priority within the college’ business plan.

The College is a Positive Behaviour School (PBS) promoting the following values: We will learn, We will be fair, We will be proud, and We will be safe throughout the classrooms and our community.

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have high emotional intelligence, excellent interpersonal skills and be culturally responsive.

As a strategic leader at the college you will be responsible for the timetable and human resource management.

Other responsibilities include; Occupational Health and Safety, Attendance, Relief and First Aid/Medical Health.

The ability to plan and deliver outcome driven interventions for tiers of students that result in high levels of success is desirable, as you will also have pastoral care responsibilities for two year groups.

Initiative and the flexibility to work across a range of portfolios as they arise, are also desirable.

At Coodanup College our vision is to Explore, Dream and Discover. We nurture our students to have strong self-belief in achieving success now and in the future.

We provide a vibrant and inclusive learning environment for all 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:

  • 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 Coodanup College 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 Kelly Bennett, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9581 0900 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Kelly Bennett on 0487 305 347

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 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, 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 Friday, 8 October 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Mandurah
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-08 4:30 PM