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Job Title : Deputy Principal


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP663451

This is a permanent full-time (1.0FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Do you possess excellent communication skills and are looking for a rewarding challenge?

Carlisle Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint an experienced educator with excellent leadership qualities to the role of Deputy Principal.

In collaboration with the Principal and the executive team, the Deputy Principal will provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school’s vision, business plan, and strategic directions across the school community. A significant responsibility of the Deputy Principal is to embed and maintain aspects of the school culture that promote positive relationships between students, students, and staff and, engaging parents and caregivers and the wider community in the educational work of the school.

As our Deputy Principal, you will ideally possess exemplary leadership qualities and be committed to overseeing and supporting an inclusive, differentiated learning program of outstanding quality. We require a leader with a proven ability to systematically analyse school data and the capacity to provide high-quality in-class coaching to inform and maintain consistent teaching programs and practices across the school. A strong working-knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 6, and associated planning and assessment strategies (including Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standard, On Entry assessment, and the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)), is key to this role.

Our motto LEARN, GROW, TOGETHER illustrates how staff work to sustain individual, team, and whole school improvement. The successful applicant will work closely with the phase of learning team leaders and project leaders to invest in the leadership capacity of staff across the school and fuel the existing culture of teacher lead change. Our teachers and support staff are committed to positive change and will be energised by a leader who has outstanding interpersonal skills and a high emotional quotient to support them in their improvement journeys with differentiated support and genuine care.

Specific elements of the Deputy Principal portfolio will be negotiated with the successful applicant in collaboration with the school leadership team, however, experience in leading improvement across the early years and/or the effective use of technology to enhance learning at the whole school level will be highly desirable skills.

Supported by a committed and engaged community, our school places great importance on ensuring students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to successfully adapt to a rapidly-changing society. We foster student success through high quality and consistent teaching and learning programs, supportive pastoral care initiatives, and a vibrant learning environment, where our students value the learning process and become confident and capable learners.

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 Carlisle PS can be found by visiting www.carlisleps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Cameron Lindley, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9470 3800 or emailing Cameron.Lindley@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 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 Tuesday, 2 March 2021