Head of Department (Curriculum) - Manly West State School (0.8 FTE)

$101,315 - $103,107 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • 02 Aug, 2022
Part time - Fixed Term Management - Schools

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a passionate and dedicated Head of Department (Curriculum) to join our team at Manly West State school. The ideal applicant will be supporting the leadership team to lead an explicit improvement agenda. The Head of Department (Curriculum) will have excellent initiative, organisation and communication skills and will lead curriculum design, pedagogy and data analysis to drive and support high quality teaching and learning practices. The ideal candidate will also support academic case management to improve student outcomes and make a positive difference. This position is 0.8 FTE and will commence as soon as possible in Term 3, 2022.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Brisbane - South
Job ad reference QLD/MER435127/22T
Closing date 15-Aug-2022
Yearly salary $101315 - $103107
Fortnightly salary $3883.44 - $3952.08
Job duration Until 09 December 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Wendy McKay
Contact details (07) 3906 8333

About the School

Manly West State School is situated in the family-oriented suburb of Manly West, 13 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, with stunning, panoramic views over Moreton Bay. Many families are second-generation and proud of their school's heritage and tradition. We live our motto: ‘Active Minds, Bright Futures'. It reflects our desire that all students achieve to their potential and put into action their own passion for learning. Our school has an optimistic ‘sense' of community and a shared focus on supporting our students to be critical and creative thinkers.

About the 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.

For a full list of mandatory requirements please see the attached role description.

Interested? To apply:

  • Attach a brief resume 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.

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

15 Aug, 2022