Head of Department in Mathematics - Park Ridge State High School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Logan, Beaudesert QLD, Australia
  • 25 Nov, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Park Ridge State High School are seeking applications for a Head of Department with a focus on Junior Mathematics. In this role, you 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.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Logan - Beaudesert
Job ad reference QLD/SER397139/21T
Closing date 08-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration Until 09 December 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Craig McBrien
Contact details (07) 3380 4111

About the School:

We are a community that values learning, integrity and teamwork and strive to achieve our vision: “Excellence in all we do.” We set high expectations of our staff and students and have created a culture that rewards hard work and effort.

Our school was established in 1991 in southern Brisbane where we operate a supportive learning culture that caters for the diverse interests and abilities of our students. Teachers work collaboratively with parents and students to develop exceptional outcomes and create new opportunities for success. Our focus is always on personalising each student's learning experience to support them in their learning pathway towards "excellence."

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. 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 (maximum 3 pages) 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

08 Dec, 2021