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Job Ref:  00036004
Employer:  Department of Education (WA)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Perth WA, Australia (Show on map)
Deputy Principal
Level 3, $115,626 - $126,810 per annum (SEA GA 2017)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP551072

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2019 

Beldon Primary School (PS) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Deputy Principal to join their school. They will work collaboratively as a member of the School Leadership Team leading teaching and learning as well as student services in the junior classes in the school.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate that they have the knowledge, experience and skills to lead a Student Services portfolio that encompasses the management of the learning, behaviour and attendance of students at educational risk and disability resourcing processes. They will support the successful development of student self-esteem, self-management, resilience and social awareness and ensure a strong collegial culture of mutual trust and high expectations amongst the staff.

The Beldon PS deputy principal will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a high level of organisation skills. Circumstances may arise that may require the deputy principal to undertake a teaching role, but this would likely be limited to providing DOTT or support.

To be successful in securing this position you will need to demonstrate your professional knowledge in leading Literacy and Numeracy initiatives and whole school approaches to lesson design and methodology and the capacity to ensure that consistent, research-based teaching practices occur in all classrooms. You should be able to provide Curriculum leadership and support innovation and the implementation of new initiatives.

The successful applicant will have proven capacity to build and support teaching teams to deliver consistent practice across the school with a focus on explicit and measurable outcomes, and expertise and experience in the development of teacher effectiveness.

Beldon PS is a level five school located some 25 kilometres north of the Perth CBD with an enrolment of over 300 students. The school was opened in 1985 and is close to community services and resources including public transport and the freeway. The school environment is well managed and maintained to ensure the needs of our students are well met. The school site is shared with the Beldon Education Support Centre and the two schools cooperate closely to meet the needs of all students.

The school staff work as part of a dedicated team collaborating in professional learning communities that deliver learning programs consistent with well-defined whole school approaches to pedagogy. The school staff have a can do approach to innovation and problem solving and pride themselves on providing an environment where each child is responded to in an inclusive manner and encouraged to reach their academic potential, grow their leadership capacity and develop the skills to manage their own health and wellbeing.

Beldon PS has a rewarding role requiring strong interpersonal and leadership skills to help achieve the school’s vision and goals. The Beldon PS deputy should have a flexible approach to their working day, and embrace the opportunity to work within a dynamic and demanding environment. 

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 Beldon Primary School can be found by visiting orSchools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Geoffrey Elliott, Principal by telephoning (08) 9402 3544 or   

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.

You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. 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, 28 September 2018



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2018-09-28 4:30 PM 

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