Head of Department (Curriculum) - North Arm State School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management - Schools

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a permanent Head of Department (Curriculum), to join the leadership team at North Arm State School. This opportunity will allow the successful applicant to lead the curriculum focus at North Arm, to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision.

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference QLD/NCR390812/21P
Closing date 27-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration  
Contact person Josh Scott
Contact details (07) 5472 9888
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About our school:

North Arm State School maintains a strong orientation towards care for each other, community and a sense of belonging and wellbeing for all. Our purpose is to enable our students to graduate from our school with the following understandings, skills and abilities:

  • Outstanding academic foundations and a love of learning
  • A willingness to be confident and active citizens in a changing world, who a kind and respectful to all 
  • An understanding of what they need to know, and to do, to ensure environmental sustainability

Your opportunity:

As the Head of Department (Curriculum) you will:

  • Lead curriculum focus in line with school and departmental initiatives
  • Participate in delivering the vision of State Schools Division
  • Develop the quality of teaching and learning
  • Nurture positive relationships between students, teachers and stakeholders.

The Head of Department (Curriculum) is accountable to and under the direction of the Principal or delegate.

Your role:

As the Head of Department (Curriculum) you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the relevant curriculum areas or whole school program 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 curriculum areas or whole school program 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. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

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 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.


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Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021