Head of Department in English - Trinity Bay State High School

$126,644 - $128,884 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Manunda QLD 4870, Australia
  • 04 May, 2022

Job Description

In this role, you will lead curriculum focus in line with school and departmental initiatives, participate in delivering the vision of State Schools Division, improve the educational outcomes of students in the school and develop the quality of teaching and learning. You will achieve this by nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNR418136/22T
Closing date 17-May-2022
Yearly salary $126644 - $128884
Fortnightly salary $4854.30 - $4940.10
Job duration Until 09 December 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Tony Whybird
Contact details (07) 4037 5222

About the School:

Trinity Bay State High is a co-educational school with enrolments growing steadily, currently in excess of 1900 students, across year levels 7 to 12.

Trinity Bay affords its students a vibrant and varied curriculum. This allows students to achieve their very best academically. The senior school offers the full range of academic and vocational options.

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.

About You:

Within the context of the role described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who has the following key capabilities:

  • Demonstrated teaching competence and capacity to provide curriculum leadership leading to the achievement of quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to develop and sustain productive relationships within and beyond the school community.
  • Capacity to use analytical skills to contribute to educational outcomes at the school level.
  • Capacity to manage effectively human, financial and physical resources to deliver high quality organisational outcomes.
  • Demonstrated support for and the capacity to develop and maintain an organisational culture based on ethical professional and personal behaviours and corporate values.

Applicants who are from State Schools must have the permission of their supervising principal before applying as release from the school will require their Principal's authorisation.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

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

Interested? To apply:

  • Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • Attach a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities identified in the attached role description.
  • Please note: Engagement in this position is subject to the person fully satisfying the COVID-19 vaccination requirements outlined in the attached Candidate Information Fact Sheet 2022. Applicants are asked to submit evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination with their application.

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.