Manager - Corporate Services

$102,966 - $113,590 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Perth WA, Australia
  • 18/01/2021
Full time - Permanent Management – Schools

Job Description


Level 6, $102,966 - $113,590 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS659072

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

Safety Bay Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative Manager of Corporate Services (MCS) to join their executive leadership team.

As an integral part of the School’s senior leadership team, you should be a strategic thinker with the desire to make a real difference to the School and community through innovation, leadership and excellence in the development of corporate business systems and service provision. Experience in digitising processes and the management and implementation of modern business systems is essential.

Utilising your outstanding financial management skills and strategic leadership, you will be responsible for the development and deployment of physical and financial resources in delivering services for the School community. Modelling your exemplary leadership, professionalism and commitment to exceptional customer service, you and your team will significantly contribute to student outcomes and a positive School experience.

The Manager of Corporate Services will work with the principal to ensure occupational health and safety systems management, compliance and implementation are in place to maintain a safe working environment for staff and students. As MCS your high level of leadership will build capacity at all levels as you support and work collaboratively with staff ensuring the Professional Learning and Performance Management Strategies empower all staff to realise their potential whilst improving their accountability to the School’s Business Plan objectives.

The successful applicant will be a proven high-performer with demonstrated, successful leadership and management experience and strong professional knowledge. They will ideally demonstrate the capability and commitment required to build and sustain a culture of excellence in all aspects of school operations. The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to think and plan strategically and to identify innovative and practical solutions to problems and challenges.

Strong business, industry and tertiary education partnerships will enhance the quality of learning and provide access to programs that align with the future needs of the local community. All staff are expected to make a positive contribution to systemic leadership through planned initiatives.

Your exceptional communication and interpersonal skills will see you negotiate effectively and build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Building, developing and managing a highly effective team that support the business needs of the School.

At Safety Bay SHS we are proud of our ability to provide a high quality public education for all our students. We promote excellence in a wide array of pursuits and work with the community to build a bright future for all of our students. Our school community is committed to ensuring students dare to strive to ‘Imagine, Believe and Achieve’, our school motto, which highlights our aspirational nature. With highly successful Specialist Football and Cheer-Dance programs, together with a proven record of meeting the needs of our students, Our school is built on diversity, care and respect every day; it's the Safety Bay Way!

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 (selection criteria):

  • Highly developed skills and experience in managing corporate services functions in a large and complex organisation.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in financial management and budget preparation and an understanding of the financial regulatory framework, including the Financial Management Act, reporting and governance requirements of government organisations and other relevant legislation.
  • Highly developed human resource management skills, including the ability to develop and apply human resource management practices and systems in leading and managing staff.
  • Substantial experience in the development, implementation, management and monitoring of strategic business, marketing and operational plans.
  • Highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult, collaborate and negotiate effectively with a wide range of individuals at all levels.
  • Research, conceptual and risk management skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) 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 Safety Bay Senior High 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 Alen Kursar, Principal by telephoning 0427 799 933 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 (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • 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 4127.

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

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable 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 Thursday, 4 March 2021




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