Deputy Principal

$133,513 - $141,996 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Kojonup WA, Australia
  • 12 Jul, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Principal

Job Description

Southwest Education Region
Kojonup District High School
Deputy Principal
Level 4, $133,513 - $141,996 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP692153

This is a six month (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021 with possible extension and/or permanency

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Kojonup District High School (DHS) are seeking an experienced administrator who will work closely with the Principal and members of the administration team predominantly in the primary section of the school. In collaboration with the Principal and members of the administrative team, the Deputy Principal will provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision and facilitating workforce effectiveness.

The suitable applicant will ideally be motivated and equipped to lead within a complex school environment. Strengths in professional practice will include primary and early childhood literacy leadership, supporting student wellbeing and achievement, capacity to positively engage with parents, and building staff capacity to work effectively with students who face learning challenges. These practices will be informed by the ability to lead staff in the intelligent use of data and evidence to facilitate school self-assessment and contribute to the school improvement agenda.

Kojonup DHS caters for approximately 250 students, kindergarten to Year 10 and has a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and pastoral care. We recognise the value that hard work and regular attendance has on achievement and progress, working in collaboration with families to ensure each child strives to reach their personal best.

We provide quality education characterised by excellence and innovation, in a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment. Our dedicated teaching and support staff work hard to guide students towards becoming lifelong learners who aim high, value diversity and can contribute positively to the wider community.

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 Kojonup DHS can be found by visiting or Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Sharon Poett, Principal by telephoning 08 9831 3300 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Sharon Poett - Principal on 0428 214 120.

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 maximum four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • 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 Wednesday, 4 August 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-04 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

04 Aug, 2021