Leading Teacher Range 3 - Director of Whole School Operations

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1289397

Reference: 1289397

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.

SC2      Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3      Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.

SC6     Demonstrated exceptional organisation and administrative skills with an ability to be flexible and solutions focussed to service the ever changing needs of the college. A demonstrated ability to put students at the centre of all decision making.


This role reports directly to the Assistant Principal – Innovation, Resources and People.

The role will be full time, and flexibility around work hours will be important in order to meet the needs of the role.

The Leading Teacher Whole School Operations Director will be based in the Hub within the school. They will have a 0.4 teaching load.

The Role

TC can be described as an intricate dynamically moving ecosystem. With almost 1300 students and over 130 staff all organisational parts need to be well aligned in order to make it work. This role focuses on ensuring that staff are supported in ensuring that the logistics are well thought out and planned to provide a wide range of opportunities for students and staff to learn.

This role will involve ensuring that the conditions are available for the implementation of whole school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities to be met. This role will contribute to the overall leadership and in particular, the management of the school.

This role primarily leads and manages the implementation of whole school operations and policies, in line with the VGSA2022.

The successful candidate will be required to lead and manage the significant are and function of whole school operations within the school with a high degree of independence to ensure effective development, provision and evaluation of school programs running. The successful candidate will also be expected to make a significant contribution towards policy development within the school. This role will have a direct impact and influence on the achievement of school goals.


  • Daily Organisation (timetabling, allocation of staff, rooming, extras, management of CRTs, etc)
  • Develop alongside the relevant Assistant Principal the Leave Policy so that there is a clear process that staff know who to contact when requesting what type of leave to minimise the amount of steps involved for all involved. This should be digital wherever possible.
  • Lead the integration logistically of off-site learning experiences (ie excursions) (as organised by staff) alongside the needs of the onsite learning taking place. This will be to ensure that excursions, camps, etc do not negatively impact on the running of the school, or that any negative impacts have been critically analysed.
  • To support staff to increase the contribution of students towards organising camps and excursions.
  • To work with students to encourage them to be part of the organising team for excursions or camps where ever possible.
  • Work with the Senior Certificate Leader over the organisation of exams, SACs, GAT, etc
  • Work with the relevant leader to support the organisation of NAPLAN
  • Support the Facilities manager to ensure that logistics of building work and maintenance can be accommodated
  • A key lead member of the OHS of the school - Emergency management processes, Risk Analysis work carried out
  • Ensure that physical resources are allocated responsibly in order for the school to meet its goals as set out in the School Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan.
  • Support the effective and productive use of the Hub as a space for senior students.
  • Act as a member of the School Improvement Team (SIT)
  • Work with the relevant Leaders in the school to support the management of the student subject selection process and expediently troubleshoot and resolve any timetabling and/or student preference issues arising subsequent to this process.
  • Work with the relevant Leaders, to support the management of, and accurately process, student change of subject requests as per the College process.  
  • Effectively manage the CRT annual budget
  • Work with the Principal Class to make decisions with regards to human resource management and provide viable solutions to staffing problems.
  • Manage and organise both long- and short-term replacement staff, including necessary induction of CRT. Be a part of the process of the induction of long term staff.
  • Attend Local Consultative Committee meetings and provide high level advice and regular staffing updates.
  • Work with relevant school leaders to manage and coordinate the implementation of College events
  • Professional development will still be approved by the relevant Assistant Principal. The Assistant Principal will work with the Acting Leading Teacher Whole School Operations to assess the impact that Staff Professional Development may have on the school.
  • Work with relevant leaders to ensure that the logistics of school PD sessions are planned. This could include the rooming provision and offering support on where to find IT Support for the events. This will be done in a method that upskills staff in order for them to be empowered in the organisation of events.
  • Oversee the school Emergency Management Plan, whilst ensuring the TC meets DET requirements relating to the EMP.
  • Other duties as directed by the Principal

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

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

  • 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

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

At TC we have a purpose to challenge the status quo so that everyone is empowered to learn.

We believe that learning is a personal, exciting, lifelong journey, where our challenge is to discover and pursue our passions, preferably which contribute to the greater good.

TC has a population of 1250 students in 2022. Demand for places now far outstrips supply.

This is an opportunity to join a school that prides itself on a student centred approach to innovation as it prepares to embark on its new Strategic Plan.   

TC Our Purpose: To challenge the status quo so that everyone is empowered to learn.

In 2017 the school completed the Peer Review process in which, following on from a large amount of consultation, the new school vision and revised philosophy was derived. The school vision encapsulates the key philosophical differences of a TC education, compared to schools which operate on a traditional basis. TC is not a school where education is done ‘’to” students, but rather where they have the opportunity, in consultation with their parents, to genuinely drive their own learning.  Neither is it a laissez-faire, unstructured model of education where students do as they please, with no accountability measures. Rather we seek to allow the learner to take increasing responsibility for their own educational decisions and directions as they grow in age and maturity. @TC Students drive their own learning, co-creating the learning experiences with all members of the community.

The school is fully compliant with the F-10 Victorian Curriculum Guidelines and the school was reviewed as having met the VRQA requirements as part of the Peer Review Process.

In 2019, TC was shortlisted in the Educator Awards in the category of Australian Secondary School of the Year (Government School) and continues to thrive on an innovative model of student centred education, whilst continually looking to improve. TC then was shortlisted in the same category in 2021 as an Excellence Award Winner. In 2022 TC has been named as the winner of the Schools that Excel by The Age for the Eastern region.

Early in 2022, TC undertook its review of the current strategic plan and has begun the process of designing the Strategic Plan for TC2022-2025. This will be an exciting process that we will see TC look to shift the paradigm of what education looks like yet again in order to help students be prepared for the world they live in where disruption is the new normal.

Location: TC is situated on 6 hectares of attractively landscaped grounds in the City of Manningham, in the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Melway ref 33D7). 

Candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.tc.vic.edu.au for further information on TC.

Leading Teacher Range 3 - Director of Whole School Operations

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


Adam Cribbes | 03 9850 6333

Leading Teacher Range 3 - Director of Whole School Operations