Head of Middle and Senior Years

Tatachilla Lutheran College - McLaren Vale


Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 16 August 2021

Principal Mr Noel Mifsud and the College Board are proud to announce the launch of a new College Strategic Plan and Leadership Structure for 2022. We warmly invite visionary, passionate and faith centred educational leaders to apply for the Head of Middle and Senior Years position.

<p>Tatachilla Lutheran College is an R-12 coeducational school, located in McLaren Vale on the southern fringe of Adelaide, South Australia. </p><p>The College was established in 1995 and has a current enrolment of more than 1,110 students. The College is an R-12 campus located on 70 beautiful acres set amongst the McLaren Vale vineyards. The Junior School comprises Reception to Year 6, Middle School comprises Year 7 to Year 9 and Senior School comprises Year 10 to Year 12. Each has its own specialist facilities. The day to day management of the sub-schools is the responsibility of the Heads of School (Head of Junior Years and Head of Middle/Senior Years) who are in turn responsible to the Deputy Principal and Principal. The College provides a comprehensive and rigorous academic curriculum, with a particular focus on teaching and learning, wellbeing and service learning. Pastoral care, built on Christian foundations, is integral to College life. </p><p>Following a recent review of the structure, Tatachilla Lutheran College is now recruiting for the newly established role of Head of Middle and Senior Years (Year 7 to Year 12) to commence in January 2022. This role is a contract position for the duration of 5 years with the potential for extension.</p><p>Reporting to the Deputy Principal, the Head of Middle and Senior Years will be the Senior line manager in the Middle and Senior Schools and will be responsible to the Principal via the Deputy Principal for all aspects of the Middle and Senior School’s operations in line with the College strategic plan. The position will have responsibility for assuring the implementation of the College’s wellbeing strategies and other related sub-plans within the Middle and Senior Schools. The position will assume responsibility and accountability for staff in the Middle and Senior Schools. </p><p>The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ and a lifestyle consistent with that faith, including an active commitment to a Christian church. </p><p>This is a senior leadership position and as such, the successful candidate will have an Executive role in the College and is required to lead an experienced team of teachers, Year Level Coordinators and Heads of House. The successful candidate must have highly developed people skills and be able to build positive relationships within the life of the College. </p><p>Detailed responsibilities of the role including the selection criteria is contained in the attached job and person specification. </p><p>For a confidential discussion, please contact the Principal, Mr Noel Mifsud at the College on (08) 8329 4416. </p><p>The successful candidate should be available to take up the appointment in January 2022. It is anticipated that there will be opportunities during the latter part of 2021 for the successful candidate to visit the College and begin to prepare for this important role. </p><p>To apply for this position, please send a cover letter addressing your vision for the role and selection criteria, resume including three references (one being a pastoral referee) to jobs&#64;tatachilla.sa.edu.au. </p><p>Applications for the position close at 4 pm on 16 August 2021. The College reserves the right to interview applicants prior to the closing date, fill the position by invitation, make an interim appointment or readvertise the position. </p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p>
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