Mercy College


Deputy / Assistant Head of School

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 5 November 2021

Applications are invited from innovative and highly qualified educational leaders for the position of Deputy Principal, commencing Term 1, 2022.

<p>Mercy College is a Catholic Secondary College for young women conducted in the Mercy tradition of compassion and caring for students and their families.</p><p>We are inviting applications from individuals who will bring expertise, enthusiasm, innovation and a commitment to the shared Vision of the College. It is essential the Deputy Principal supports the College’s Mission, Vision and values. </p><p><i>Mercy College is a Catholic secondary college for young women, committed to handing on the teachings of Christ and His Church, and to living out those teachings. </i></p><p><i>At Mercy College, personal growth is fostered and diversity celebrated. We strive for excellence as a learning community, which is student entered, curriculum focused, community oriented and culturally enriched. </i></p><p><i>We are committed to maintaining a child safe environment. In the Mercy spirit, love, compassion and service underpin all we are and do. </i></p><p><i>At Mercy College, we believe in the ability to learn together, to work from evidence, to animate and support learners, and to lead in faith and transformation. </i></p><p>The Deputy Principal at Mercy College, Coburg has the opportunity to shape the future direction of the school, supporting and working with the Principal to build community and to model and oversee best practice in all educational and operational areas of the College. The position is a pivotal appointment to the Leadership Team and reports directly to the Principal. </p><p>The Deputy Principal has responsibility for the day to day running of the school and deputises for the Principal in her absence. The Deputy Principal will assist with the management of students and staff across the whole school. The position includes a teaching component. </p><p>Each staff member’s role is designed to contribute to the best possible educational outcomes for all students, enhance the community’s strengths and ensure careful stewardship of the College’s resources. </p><p>The nature of this role requires a willingness to be flexible and adaptive in their work hours, as required. </p><p>Appointees are expected to show understanding of and commitment to the Catholic ethos of the College. Mercy College is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe environment in which students feel safe and are safe. A condition of employment is that staff are deemed suitable to work with children.</p><p><b>Key Selection Criteria </b></p><p>1. A commitment to Catholic education </p><p>2. A passion for teaching and learning in an all-girls environment </p><p>3. The capacity to lead staff through change and improvement initiatives which result in cultural change and improved teaching and learning practice </p><p> 4. Appropriate qualification and demonstrated experience in the areas of staff and student management and bringing College key initiatives and vision to fruition </p><p>5. Excellent interpersonal, organisational and management skills which establish trust and productive relationships with staff, students, parents/guardians and the broader community </p><p>6. Capacity to work collaboratively as a member of the College Leadership Team to ensure the effective implementation of the College Strategic Plan </p><p>7. Demonstrated capacity to use strategic thinking and planning in leading change and improvement initiatives, which result in cultural change and improved habits of teaching and learning practice </p><p><b>Application Process </b></p><p>Candidates should provide the following documents in support of their application: </p><p>• A one page cover letter addressed to the Principal </p><p>• An up to date Curriculum Vitae </p><p>• A response to the Key Selection Criteria above, providing examples of demonstrated capacity and experience to fulfil the role- no more than 4 pages in total for your responses </p><p>• A Mercy College teaching application form found on the College Website with the details of three referees, including the current employee </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br /></p><p>Applications should be emailed to principal&#64; </p><p>Interviewees will be required to provide either originals or certified copies of: </p><p>• Academic qualifications </p><p>• Photo ID – passport or Drivers Licence </p><p>• Current Working with Children Check Card </p><p><i>All information will be provided in confidence to members of the Selection Panel. Members of the Selection Panel reserve the right to contact referees other than those nominated by the applicant. Applicants will be advised in advance of such proposed contact.</i></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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