Head of Boarding
Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time
Applications Close: 23 September 2022
NEGS is seeking a Head of Board to join our friendly, supportive and dedicated management team.
</b></p><p>For 127 years NEGS has woven a rich tapestry of education prospects in a traditional rural, Christian environment, enjoying an exceptional reputation in academic scholarship; extensive co-curricular offerings; caring and nurturing Boarding connections; excellent student Wellbeing programs; and outstanding opportunities provided through a world-class Equestrian Centre, Regional Sporting Complex, Livestock Precinct and 50 hectares of open, green space. The school is co-educational Pre-Kindergarten (PK) to Year 6, girls-only Years 7 to 12, and girls Boarding Years 5 to 12.
</p><p>The School’s size privileges its teachers, boarding and support staff to know, value and care for each girl and young boy, partnering with them to ensure their learning pathway is rigorous and personalised, yet broad and balanced, and enhanced by healthy and respectful relationships within a culture of care.
</p><p>As one of the largest all-girls’ regional boarding houses in NSW, it is our utmost privilege to provide a safe and happy ‘home away from home’ to the young girls and women in our care. Our students hail from as far away as the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Far North Queensland and beyond and mix with our locals from Armidale, Tamworth, Moree, Walcha and surrounding towns.
</p><p><b>Purpose of the Position
</b></p><p>Critical to this role is the enthusiasm and drive to provide quality care and ensure the well-being of the students entrusted to our care.
</p><p>The Head of Boarding is a senior leadership role, responsible for ensuring the Boarding Program reflects and contributes to our quality Pastoral Care Program. You are responsible to the Principal and the Business Manager, for providing proactive leadership and management of NEGS Boarding Houses. You must be a mentor and a leader to your team, ensuring that the experience provided by the NEGS Boarding Team, is one that exceeds the expectations of our students, parents and guardians.
</b></p><p>• Relevant experience in a similar role or environment with significant boarding supervisory component.
</p><p>• A successful track record in understanding the principles of and passion for current best practice in Boarding House management.
</p><p>• Outstanding communication skills.
</p><p>• The ability to build and maintain excellent relationships.
</p><p>• A demonstrated ability to make good judgements, display initiative, produce work of high quality, with attention to detail, and the ability to take ownership and responsibility for measurable outcomes.
</p><p>• A demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, solve problems, undertake research and to think strategically about opportunities in boarding, balance competing priorities, and work collaboratively with colleagues.
</p><p>• Maintain confidentiality and ensure privacy.
</b></p><p>• Current WWC number
</p><p>• Driver’s Licence
</p><p>• First Aid and CPR qualification
</p><p>• Youth Mental Health First Aid
</p><p>• Australian Boarding Schools Association Duty of Care Course