Assistant Principal-Range 3

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2028

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289476

Reference: 1289476

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

KSC1: Educational leadership

  1. Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
  2. Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

KSC2: Financial, managerial and administrative ability

  1. Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

KSC3: Planning, policy and program development and review

  1. Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.
  2. Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.
  3. An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

KSC4: Leadership of staff and students

  1. A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.
  2. A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

KSC5: Interpersonal and communication skills

  1. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community context.
  2. Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.
  3. An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.


As a member of the senior leadership team at Box Hill High School, the Assistant Principal is responsible for actively promoting and implementing the school's vision, goals and purposes. They will be committed to ensuring the continuing growth and development of the school.

Each Assistant Principal is expected to have a direct impact and influence on improvements to student learning outcomes. They will possess extensive knowledge of current research into improving student learning, and proven experience in leading and supporting teachers to raise student achievement at the classroom and whole school level.

The successful applicant will join a dedicated, professional team and help shape the future direction of Box Hill High School. Interested candidates will possess:

  • exemplary organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • high level skills to motivate staff and students
  • established credentials in developing highly effective teams
  • skills in problem-solving and change management
  • skills in self-reflection
  • a successful record of professional learning
  • proven capacity to lead improvements to student achievement, engagement and wellbeing at the school level.

Assistant Principals have primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation for the school's education program. In exercising this responsibility, Assistant Principals work with the Principal to make significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility, within the framework of the school's Strategic Plan, Annual Implementation Plan, school policies and budget.

The Assistant Principal reports directly to the Principal and will contribute to the overall management of the school through their involvement in policy formulation and decision making. The Assistant Principal plays a key role in the management of significant school programs, and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.


Assistant Principals perform one of more of the following functions:

  • Responsibility for school facilities, including the budget, related contracts, policy advice, maintenance works and occupational health & safety issues.
  • Staff and student wellbeing.
  • Supervision and coordination of the work of Leading Teachers and Domain Leaders as well as staff in other positions of responsibility.
  • Supervision and coordination of the work of relevant education support staff.
  • Allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility.
  • Supervision of the delivery of teaching, wellbeing and engagement initiatives. 
  • Management of professional learning programs to improve the knowledge and expertise of teaching and education support staff.
  • Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and Year Level Coordinators.
  • Contribution to the overall management of the school.
  • Determining the final form of any proposals which go to School Council.
  • The appraisal of the work of relevant staff through the DET Performance and Development process.
  • Implementation and review of the school code of conduct.

Other duties as directed by the Principal.

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Applications must include:

  • a specific response to all of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 8 pages
  • a CV with a summary of experience and qualifications (max 3 pages)
  • the names and contact details including email of three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.
  • All applicants should ensure that their personal profile on Recruitment Online is up to date

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Box Hill High School is a high performing co-educational government school in the Inner East area of Melbourne. 

The school was established in 1930 and has a long tradition of striving for academic excellence and establishing a strong positive learning environment for all students. We are a single campus school of 1390 students enrolled from year 7 to 12. We have 110 teaching staff and 24 ES staff as well as a team of 3 Principal class officers.

Box Hill High School is a learning community that fosters resilience, a passion for lifelong development and a commitment to impacting the world in positive ways. Our purpose is:

  • To ensure an inclusive safe community where students and staff are respectful to each other
  • To collaborate to set and achieve challenging learning goals to create an environment where everyone can flourish
  • To equip students with the skills to be resilient and passionate life-long learners
  • To respect and consider student voice in the classroom and wider school community
  • To demonstrate school pride in the way we present and conduct ourselves
  • To develop and nurture students who are ethical, think critically and can contribute as global citizens

Our school values of respect, creativity, resilience and growth ensures that everyone in our school community will be treated with fairness and respect. In turn, we will strive to create a school that is inclusive and safe, where curiosity and creativity is valued and all members of our community are empowered to participate and learn. The school motto ‘ad altiora certamus’ (to strive for the higher things) underpins all that we do. 

Student learning, engagement and wellbeing is central to our work and the school has a range of programs in place to support the learning and growth of all students. These include our well-established SEAL program (GAPP), Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) as well as intervention programs in both Literacy and Numeracy.

Students have the opportunity to further develop their skills and talents through a variety of additional programs and extra-curricular activities including sports, music, performing arts, solar cars, robotics, debating, leadership programs and numerous clubs. There are also several opportunities for students to further their own personal development and enhance their global perspective through a range of international programs including a German Exchange Program, The World Challenge, USA Space Camp and the Victorian Young Leaders to China Program.

Student leadership, voice and agency is a priority at the school. Students have multiple opportunities to contribute to school governance as well as to shape the future direction of the school. Student leaders drive improvement in the areas of community, teaching and learning, environment and engagement and wellbeing.

We recognise the importance of our partnership with parents and carers to support our students in their wellbeing, engagement and achievement in learning.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land we live, work and travel upon and we pay our respects to the Elders, both past and present, and we recognise, acknowledge and respect the history, culture, diversity and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people.

Assistant Principal-Range 3

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2028

Job classification:

Not provided


Lynne Dwelly | +61 3 9877 1177

Assistant Principal-Range 3