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Job Title : Head Of Department - The Arts


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Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region

Lynwood Senior High School

Head of Department - The Arts


Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA685343

This is a ten (10) month fixed term, full-time position commencing within term 3, 2021

Are you ready to lead a developing Arts team in an Award-winning School?

Lynwood Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated school leader committed to achieving outstanding educational outcomes for all students in our highly multi-cultural school. This position will be pivotal in continuing the direction established by the substantive HOLA which focuses on supporting the Arts team to inspire creativity, innovation and imagination in every student.

The successful applicant will possess exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills, enabling them to successfully harness the talents of a team of experienced teachers in developing and implementing a dynamic and innovative Arts program across the school.

In parallel the Head of Learning Area - The Arts, works closely with the school executive team to co-design, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision for The Arts. Applicants who possess a passion and commitment to growing a vibrant, multi-disciplinary arts team that promote a positive school culture, challenges personal academic and artistic achievement are encouraged to apply.

Lynwood SHS is committed to appoint staff who are the right fit for our school and community. We have a strong commitment to delivering high quality learning experiences, as such it is highly desirable that applicants:

  • possess a love of learning and growth mind set
  • are open to, and embrace, innovation and 21st technologies
  • demonstrate a deep knowledge of curriculum planning, assessment, moderation and reporting
  • model a collaborative, reflective practice with a desire for continuous improvement
  • Are able to commit to regular after-hours workshops and productions

An ability to successfully deliver courses to students from Year 7 to Year 10 Music is essential. In addition, ability to effectively teach Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses at ATAR level and the ability to deliver Certificate II and III in Music Industry or other relevant Vocational Education and Training Certificates is highly desirable.

Lynwood SHS became an Independent Public School in 2012 and won the WA Education Awards Secondary School of the Year in 2018 after being a finalist in 2015. We are in our third year of the Fogarty Edvance Program and will be continuing as an Alumni school from 2020. This program has strongly informed our professional learning, reflection and planning processes and a deep focus on evidence based, high impact teaching and learning strategies.

With an *ICSEA of 977 (Band 6), we have around 55% LBOTE and over 60 different nationalities represented at the school. The school's diversity and respect for difference is a feature, enabling our students to become positive, resilient and confident about their futures. An Intensive English Centre supports the development of language skills for students new to Australia. The school learning environment is extremely positive with a strong focus on student wellbeing and the development of social emotional learning through the Everyday Leader Program. Approved Specialist Programs in Soccer and Environment & Life Sciences supports a wide range of General, VET and ATAR courses.

Lynwood is complex, diverse, challenging and much loved by the school community and staff. The passion and commitment of students, staff and community members working together in a spirit of absolute positivity about what our students can achieve, is a significant hallmark of this wonderful school.

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 Lynwood SHS can be found by visiting www.lynwood.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Kelly Summers, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9354 0600 or mobile: 0428 972345 or emailing kelly.summers@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 two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements criteria:
  1. High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
  2. 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).Applicants will be assessed in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages 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, 8 June 2021



ATTACHMENTS: - applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
- applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
- published jdf - generic - head~- schools - admin 3 - aug 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time

FTE: 1.0

LOCATION: Parkwood

CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-08 4:30 PM