Head of Department in Junior Secondary - Ripley Valley State Secondary College

$126,644 - $128,884 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Ipswich QLD, Australia
  • 11 May, 2022
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools

Job Description

A unique opportunity is available to become a Head of Department at Ripley Valley State Secondary College. This opportunity will allow the successful applicant to define and shape the culture, curriculum and teaching across the new school with a distinct focus on Junior Secondary pathways. Working closely with the Principal and two Deputy Principals, the successful candidate will pioneer a strong, lasting foundation to benefit teachers, students and the community. This opportunity requires the successful candidate to have strong flexibility, independence, leadership, change management and communication skills and commence duties no later than semester 2, 2022.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Ipswich region
Job ad reference QLD/MER418748/22T
Closing date 24-Jun-2022
Yearly salary $126644 - $128884
Fortnightly salary $4854.30 - $4940.10
Job duration A period of 6 months unless otherwise determined
Contact person Brendan Krueger
Contact details 0437 544 161

About the School:

Ripley Valley State Secondary College opened in 2020 and currently caters for approx. 600 students in Years 7 to 10. The college is growing one-year level each year (First cohort of year 12 graduate in 2024) and will accommodate more than 1600 students when at capacity. The College has established a growing reputation for high expectations, innovation, inclusion and connection to community. Leaders joining the College must have exceptional relational skills, be driven to build a positive, welcoming and supportive learning culture, demonstrate deep understanding in order to implement evidence-based practice, and be willing and able to commit to the college's development and growth.

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.

About You:

  • Have a strong working knowledge of Student and Learner wellbeing, the Parent and Community engagement framework and the Australian Curriculum. =
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to oversee, one subject area in our foundation years.
  • Must provide leadership and direction for the whole school as it relates to junior secondary.
  • The successful applicant will be required to case manage student behaviour and learning as part of the College's unique student case management system.
  • Experience in case management of student behaviour and learning to improve student outcomes.

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.

Interested? To apply:

  • Attach a brief resume (maximum 3 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • Attach a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities identified in the attached role description.
  • Please note: Engagement in this position is subject to the person fully satisfying the COVID-19 vaccination requirements outlined in the attached Candidate Information Fact Sheet 2022. Applicants are asked to submit evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination with their application.

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

24 Jun, 2022