Associate Principal

$145,125 - $156,128 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Perth WA, Australia
  • 05/01/2021
Full time - Permanent Management and Leadership

Job Description

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP663252

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021

Perth Modern School is seeking to appoint an exceptional Associate Principal who will work collaboratively with the Principal, members of the executive team and the wider school community to provide exceptional educational leadership in a gifted and talented context through developing and promoting the school’s vision and strategic direction to achieve the best educational outcomes for our students.

The Associate Principal will hold an Executive role in one of the state’s leading Independent Public Schools. The Associate Principal encourages staff and the community to share ownership of the school’s vision and goals. The successful candidate will ideally have exceptional strategic leadership, interpersonal, organisational, change management and communication skills in both verbal and written form.

Currently in this role, the Associate Principal is responsible for whole school processes, operations, including senior school processes and resources, including staffing. The successful applicant will have thorough timetabling knowledge and skills in order to manage a complex 7-12 timetable. Further, the successful applicant will have oversight of information and communication technologies (ICT).

This role requires some out of hours’ availability and duties may be subject to change.

Western Australia’s premier academic selective school, Perth Modern School’s purpose is to nurture a love of learning in order to develop academically gifted and talented students enabling them to reach their full academic potential. The Perth Modern School experience reflects both an exceptional academic outcome and exceptional ‘rounded’ experience in a coeducational environment. Perth Modern School has developed an outstanding reputation in the provision of opportunities for academically gifted 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 Perth Modern School 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 Lois Joll, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9380 0555. 0431501630 or emailing

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 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 (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 Monday, 8 February 2021




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