Deputy Principal

$118,626 - $129,810 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Dianella WA 6059, Australia
  • 09/02/2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP547139

Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?

North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre (NEMLDC) is seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and/or fixed term, full-time and/or part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year.

NEMLDC is seeking a Deputy Principal to join the school’s collaborative, distributed leadership team. The successful applicant would be part of the leadership team consisting of Principal, 3FTE of Deputy time, MCS and a Level 2 Speech and Language Officer. The roles, responsibilities and portfolios within the team are rotated and related to the School’s Business Plan.

The staff at NEMLDC provide support to meet the individual learning and social needs of students who have been identified as having Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), with specific entry criteria. Our specialised, evidence based, early intervention language programs are planned in collaboration with teachers, speech pathologists and education assistants. In addition to these specialist programs, students participate in and develop relevant skills and knowledge associated with all aspects of the Western Australian Curriculum and Early Years learning Framework. The Centre aims to provide educational leadership, professional networking, a forum for action research and a community engaged in the education of language disordered children.

The Centre also delivers an Outreach service to mainstream schools across the North East Metropolitan districts and the Wheatbelt region with a focus on building staff capacity to differentiate teaching and learning in the area of language and literacy. One of the rotated Deputy Portfolios is to lead the Outreach team.

Applicants will be required to work in a collaborative team environment, be committed to whole school approaches and initiatives and possess a strong evidence-based approach to teaching. As a Deputy Principal you will lead and support staff in a learning environment that is caring, engaging and differentiated to cater for the specific needs of all students at the centre. To be successful in this role you will have a good understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Applicants are encouraged to provide examples that show knowledge of effective team leadership, and building the capacity of staff, as this is an integral part of the role, as well as strong skills in communication, professional and performance development. A strong understanding and experience in the development and teaching of oral and written literacy is an expectation as is the ability to work collaboratively in the design and delivery of professional learning.

The school is currently across two sites, co-located at West Morley Primary School, and North Balga Primary School, with a third site currently being considered. Applicants may be placed across these sites with regional travel as required, when leading the Outreach team.

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 North East Metropolitan Language Development Centre 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 Lisa Gannon, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9218 1600 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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV 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, 01 March 2021.




Early Learning and Child Care, Special Needs

School Type

Childcare and Kindergarten

Job Closing Date