Bunbury Regional Community College (BRCC) is a new, independent, curriculum and re-engagement school (CARE) with the aim of opening in Term 4, 2017 catering specifically for young people aged 14-17, who have disengaged or are at risk of disengaging from mainstream education.
The College will offer a full-time alternative education program under the School Education Act 1999. BRCC will focus on authentic alternative teaching and learning in order to develop students’ abilities to apply knowledge and skills to real life experience and challenges, with genuine vocational and further educational outcomes.
The Opportunity and Challenge
Your foundation responsibility will be to open, establish, manage and lead a new school in Bunbury based on the South Regional TAFE Bunbury Campus. The College will commence with up to 30 students with prospective growth in subsequent years raising enrolments to 90. Initial intake will be of students in schooling Years 10 and 11, with subsequent expansion to Year 12.
In at least the first year of operation, some teaching will be required within your overall responsibility as Principal. Significant engagement with the community, business, Department of Education and other stakeholders will be required. The position will report to the Governing Council of the BRCC.
Key generic responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Creating a positive team teaching culture of challenge and support, enabling effective teaching that promotes individual and collaborative achievement for students and independent learning;
Promoting College values that underpin and support high quality inclusive practices and expectations;
Creating and sustaining a student-centred learning environment that is pragmatic, aspirational and vocational in orientation;
Leading and managing the College to ensure that strategies and programs meet the individual needs of disengaged and/or alienated high school students;
Curriculum and programmatic leadership based in individualised case management and constructivist alternatives to standardised mainstream schooling; and
College administration, financial management and accountability, with responsibility to the BRCC Governing Council.
You have a demonstrated capacity to utilise a range of data management methods and technologies.
You can ensure that the College’s resources and staff are efficiently organised and managed to provide an effective and safe learning environment as well as value for money.
You can personally complete, or delegate appropriately to staff, required tasks and monitor the satisfaction of all requirements and accountabilities.
You are able to align management procedures and processes to educational goals and the vision of the College.
You can ensure management processes are fully understood by staff who take collective responsibility for the constructive and efficient running of the College and identify trends and influences that will have an impact upon the practical, educational and financial management of the College, and plan for them.
You embrace inclusion and help build a culture of high expectations that incorporates the richness and diversity of the College’s wider community and creates an ethos of respect, inclusive of the moral, social, health and wellbeing conditions and orientations of students.
Your communication skills are exceptional and you have the ability to drive change with your positive people management and leadership skills.
You are committed to providing new and alternative programmed opportunities for young people who have not previously coped adequately with standardised expectations and educational provisions.
Key requirements and experience include:
Bachelor’s degree in Education (or other accredited teaching qualification);
Current TRBWA registration;
Current Working with Children Check;
Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders in education, training and the community;
Leadership and teaching experience in school programs engaged in educational and vocational programs designed to cater for disengaged or alienated high school students.
Our culture embraces diversity and innovation. Working for us will provide you with opportunities for growth and development along with a competitive salary and a range of benefits. Salary to be negotiated dependent upon experience.
If your aim is to make a positive difference to young people’s lives; you are innovative; and you are strong in education implementation and compliance, leading and managing people, and contract and project management, we would like to hear from you!
Closing Date – Applications close COB on Friday, 18 August, 2017
Are you ready to join our team?
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a tailored cover letter addressing the requirements outlined under ‘Opportunity and Challenge’ above (at this stage, a paragraph or two on each) along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close COB on Friday 18 August, 2017. Interviews will be part of the selection process.
You may contact Posy Barnes (BRCC Board Member) at email@example.com for further information and discussion about the position.