Principal

$133,513 - $141,996 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Perth WA, Australia
  • 05/01/2021
Full time - Permanent Management and Leadership Teaching

Job Description

Please Note: As of Monday, 4 January 2021, there has been an amendment to the commencement date.

Advertised Vacancy Number: PR667728

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021

Eddystone Primary School is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Principal to join their friendly team.

The successful applicant will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a school culture that promotes positive relationships between students and staff. The Principal is responsible for being innovative and creative in the establishment of systems and structures to foster academic development and improvements in social and emotional development for students, as well as engaging a diverse school community in the educational programs of the school. To be successful in this role you will possess a commitment to continuous school improvement and development of the instructional program, as well as building networks with other agencies, other schools, and services in the community to benefit school programs.

Eddystone Primary School is located in the suburb of Heathridge, approximately 27km north of Perth City. The school hosts a highly accredited Intensive English Centre. The school motto ‘ACHIEVING’ means every child is challenged to reach their full potential as a life-long learner. This, in part is supported by extensive resourcing around ICT and a challenging STEAM learning program.

The Principal supports the Department’s objectives for the public education and training of students in Western Australia. The role of the Principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department of Education and the school 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 three leadership requirements and five professional practices particular to the role of a principal identified by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  1. Effective leadership in teaching and learning
  2. Developing self and others
  3. Leading improvement, innovation and change
  4. Leading the management of the school
  5. Engaging and working with the community

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context 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 this position can be found in the attached JDF.

For additional information about Eddystone Primary School please visit www.eddystoneps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

For Further Job Related Information

Please contact David Forster, Coordinator Regional Operations, by phoning (08) 9285 3600 or emailing David.Forster@education.wa.edu.au. (Please do not email applications to this email address)

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 selection criteria, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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 8317.

Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

TRAINING

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 Tuesday, 9 February 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

Subject

Other Subjects,   Not Applicable  

School Type

Primary