Deputy Principal - Cairns School of Distance Education

$127,927 - $134,322 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 03 Jun, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management – Schools Principal

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a dedicated, energetic and passionate individual to join the team at Cairns School of Distance Education as Deputy Principal. The successful applicant will ideally be a caring and empathetic leader who is able to work with community partners to overcome highly complex challenges, has excellent multi-modal communication skills, coaching, mentoring and supervising as required. The ability to understand complex case management processes and ensure services meet our unique context will be highly regarded. This is a Permanent Full-Time position.

Position status: Permanent
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Stream 3 /Deputy Principal
Workplace Location: Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference: QLD/FNR375113/21P
Closing date: 17-Jun-2021
Yearly salary: $127927 - $134322
Fortnightly salary: $4903.40 - $5148.50
Job duration:
Contact person: Andrew Oliver
Contact details: (07) 4080 9224
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About the School:

Catering for both home and school-based learners from Prep to Year 12, Cairns School of Distance Education's culture is characterized by its diverse community, flexible curriculum and focus on innovation. We are committed to excellence in education for all students and have a strong focus on individualized learning, giving each student the opportunity to accelerate, be challenged and find a pathway to ensure their future success. Cairns SDE provides a flexible teaching and learning environment where each student is supported to achieve their best. We offer academic programs based on the Australian Curriculum with lessons delivered through digital materials, phone lessons, web conferencing and face to face field opportunities.

About the Role:

As the Deputy Principal you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Assist the Principal to lead the school community to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Deputise for the Principal when required.
  • Uphold the deputy principalship as a values based, ethical and moral activity.
  • 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 parents, other government agencies, community groups, industry and business.
  • Be futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling.
  • Manage resources 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. 
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. 

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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School Type


Job Closing Date

17 Jun, 2021