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Head of Learning Area - Mathematics

WA - Education, Department of

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 20/09/2017

Job Category:

Education / Management & Executive

Job description:
Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Rossmoyne Senior High School
Head of Learning Area - Mathematics
Level 3, $114,626 - $125,810 per annum (SEA GA 2014)

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Please Note : The closing date has now been amended

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA501963

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2018

Rossmoyne Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an energetic, inspiring and dynamic educational leader to take up a position as Head of Learning Area – Mathematics. This represents an exciting opportunity for you as an instructional leader to demonstrate the vision, experience, professional knowledge and skills required to lead staff and students to academic success.

As Head of Learning Area – Mathematics you will take on significant levels of accountability, have the ability to bring people together and work collaboratively with the members of the senior leadership team and the wider school community to provide educational leadership through developing and promoting the school''s vision and strategic directions. 

To successfully fulfil the role you will apply a high level of understanding of the Australian Professional Teacher Standards, and the Western Australian curriculum. You will monitor and track student progress, reflect and assess the effectiveness of teaching practices and engage staff to revitalise curriculum to ensure that teaching and learning programs are responsive to the needs of the 21st century learner. You will introduce collaborative and effective intervention strategies to create positive futures for the students in our community and report against targets outlined in the school’s Business Plan

Rossmoyne SHS is a flagship Independent Public School within the Western Australian public school system. We deliver outstanding educational programs; we are an inclusive school; and we maintain a proud tradition of excellence and place a high emphasis on values. Rossmoyne''s executive, staff and School Board are committed to delivering world-class educational programs and services. We want all students to enjoy a positive experience at Rossmoyne, to achieve the best possible educational outcomes, and to leave school with an optimistic outlook and a keen desire and confidence to make a worthwhile contribution to the community. 

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be appointed to 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.   

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Further information about Rossmoyne Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Kim Bowering, Human Resource Officer, by telephoning (08) 9259 2208 or emailing During school vacation please contact Peter Lillywhite, Associate Principal by telephoning 0439 244 214.

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:

  1. A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements 1, 3 and 4 only, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  2. A one (1) page CV outlining your qualifications, employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  3. The contact details for three (3) work related referees - (your current line manager, a peer who has recently worked directly with you, a staff member you have recently line-managed or mentored)

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 Friday, 20 October 2017



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Rossmoyne
CLOSING DATE: 2017-10-20 4:30 PM