Head of Department in Physical Education/Languages - Emerald State High School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Emerald QLD, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate individual who 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. This role is focused on Physical Education and Japanese, if this sounds like the perfect role for you, apply today!

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Central West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/CQR386614/21T
Closing date 27-Sep-2021
Yearly salary $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration Until 09 December 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Gaye Saunders
Contact details 0427 129 707
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About the School:

Emerald SHS caters to students from Years 7 to 12, and also provides facilities for Special Education students via the Special Education Program attached to the school campus. Emerald High offers an extensive range of subjects to cater for the varied needs of both its students and the needs of the wider community. The school has an experienced team of staff dedicated to providing students with quality educational outcomes in line with The Department of Education's policy framework. At Emerald High, we live by the motto “Every Student Has Success”, and we seek to provide a wide range of quality learning experiences within a safe and caring learning environment. We believe that by creating supportive, inclusive and positive relationships we can, in partnership with families, make a difference in the lives of our students. We believe that all students should achieve success through challenging and engaging learning experiences that best meet the needs of individuals. Every child is precious and important, each with their own dreams and aspirations for the future.

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.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

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

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities 1 - 4 under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

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.


Physical Education and Sports, Other Subjects

School Type


Job Closing Date

27 Sep, 2021