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Job Title : Associate Principal


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP671322

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021

Who are we looking for?

Rossmoyne Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a strategic, inspiring and innovative leader for the position of Associate Principal.

We are looking for a talented leader who can demonstrate and/or has a proven capacity to quickly develop a range of skills and understandings within the Associate Principal role. The current role includes the need to have, or quickly acquire, skills to strategically coordinate the school’s operations.

As an educator of excellence, you will exhibit initiative and have problem solving capacity to develop solutions which will cater for the wide variety of demands in our large, complex school. Your motivation, energy and flexibility will enable you to adapt to the executive leadership structure currently being considered to future proof our school. It is possible, from 2022, this position may have year group responsibilities. You will work as part of a high performing team and be supported to apply and adapt your existing skills, knowledge and understandings to undertake the identified areas of responsibility. Your skills and agility to learn will enable you to lead activities within Year 7 to 12 policy, process and procedure and complement other Associate Principal roles in the school.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the personal attributes of highly effective school leaders. You will have outstanding communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills and be committed to achieving exceptional educational outcomes for all students. These skills will enable you to engage in effective and positive interactions to develop and maintain strong relationships with staff, students and the community.

About the role

This is an exciting time to be joining Rossmoyne SHS. Aligned to the development of the 2021-2025 Business Plan, the successful applicant will be directly involved in strategically exploring the most suitable structure and delineation of responsibilities to future proof and support the demands of our increasing school size. The current role involves a strategic approach to the oversight and coordination of the school’s operations, including timetable management, student selection processes, community service programs, academic reporting, events, facilities and COVID -19 response. You will also have learning area personnel line management responsibilities.

Rossmoyne SHS Associate Principals work collaboratively within a framework of negotiated areas of responsibility. The successful applicant will work closely with the Principal as part of the school’s executive team to provide educational leadership, innovation, strategic planning and promotion of the school’s vision, mission and values in the school community.

To be successful in the role you will be highly motivated, energetic and possess the qualities needed to bring people together, identify opportunities and establish new initiatives. You will demonstrate effective communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain positive partnerships and collaborate effectively with others. Rossmoyne SHS is a SEQTA school. An understanding of SEQTA would be considered advantageous.

Your forward thinking and strategic planning skills will enable you to forecast the school’s needs and priorities, to effectively develop and implement successful strategies that maintain our reputation as one of Western Australia’s leading schools. You will anticipate change and put strategies in place to ensure the school is equipped to meet student learning outcomes and performance expectations for years to come.

You will be a prominent representative of the Principal at student and community events aligned to your identified portfolio. As a member of the school’s executive, you will establish and maintain collaborative and respectful relationships with the school community, ensuring all students’ needs are met. Through building a culture of trust and collaboration, you will encourage feedback from staff and students to contribute to school decision making.

With the commitment and desire to create and sustain a student-centred learning environment built on strong relationships, you will identify and implement strategies to meet the diverse needs of students and their families. You will communicate effectively and with diplomacy and modify your leadership behaviour to obtain the best outcomes from all, whilst modelling and promoting the school’s vision, mission and core values: focused on the continual development of a teaching and learning culture dedicated to the success of every child.

About us

As one of the first Independent Public Schools in Western Australia, Rossmoyne SHS is one of the nation’s leading schools. Our students annually achieve outstanding levels of academic excellence. We provide outstanding visual and performing arts and sports programs, exciting opportunities in vocational education, and strong pastoral care. Our culture is described by staff and community as positive, professional, inclusive, dynamic and with a focus on excellence. Our students are very proud of the positive reputation of our school. They find the school diverse, progressive and filled with opportunities for growth. They feel a sense of belonging and support each other to balance competition and cooperation to achieve positive outcomes for all.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

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 Rossmoyne SHS can be found by visiting www.rossmoyne.wa.edu.auor Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Michelle Price, HR Officer, by telephoning (08) 9235 1617 or 0419 935 991 or emailing Michelle.Price@education.wa.edu.au.

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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school;
  • A CV of up to one (1) page outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position;
  • The contact details for three (3) 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, 22 February 2021.



Rossmoyne, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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