Deputy Head of Junior School – Administration and Pastoral

Deputy Head of Junior School – Administration and Pastoral

Scotch College in Claremont


Scotch College requires an outstanding educational leader to oversee administration and pastoral care with the Junior School. This role will require a leader who is capable of inspiring the Junior School staff and community.  He/she will be a progressive, globally minded, enthusiastic, dedicated educator capable of working collaboratively within a dynamic team.  They will need to demonstrate high-level organisation skills and be effective in managing and guiding the development and conduct of the boys.


Scotch Junior School is an International Baccalaureate School teaching the Primary Years Programme. We cater to boys in Years 1 to 5. We offer an enriched curriculum with specialists teaching in a range of areas. Our highly experienced team are committed to providing a high quality engaging education for all of our boys. At Scotch we are committed to knowing every boy.


Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to build trusting relationships with boys, parents, peers and other staff
  • Competent technology skills relevant to the teaching areas
  • Excellent manner in dealing with staff, students, parents and general public
  • Ability to use Synergetic (school database) and Teachers Assistant
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Punctual and flexible
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to show initiative and to be proactive and positive
  • Ability to represent the school at a professional level
  • Attention to deliver engaging lessons that stimulate and educate students 


Interstate and overseas candidates are encouraged to apply.


Scotch Collegehas a commitment to excellence in its academic programme so as to prepare its students in the best possible way for the future.  In order to achieve this, the School offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate from Years 1 to 5 and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Year 6 to 10. Scotch also offers the IB Diploma for Years 11 and 12.  This curriculum initiative provides exciting and innovative challenges for the teaching and learning programmes of the school.  The IB programme gives equal standing to all curriculum areas, so that students moving through the School will not only have the best in a comprehensive education but also the opportunity to develop excellence. 


Similarly, Scotch College is committed to the careers of its staff.  The opportunity to work in the International Baccalaureate programme makes Scotch staff employable all around the world.  A cutting edge IT system has been introduced to ensure teachers have the latest technology at their disposal for the development and presentation of innovative teaching methods.  An extensive co-curricular programme assists teachers build relationships with their peers, students and their families outside the classroom.  The course management structure gives staff the opportunity to gain experience in managing and coordinating curriculum areas and the pastoral care process allows all staff to actively engage with boys and their parents. 


It is our preference that applications are submitted via the employment page of the Scotch College website with the names and contact details of two professional referees. Alternatively they may be submitted in writing, on A4 paper stapled in the left hand corner to the HR Officer, Scotch College, PO Box 223, Claremont WA 6910. No heavy or plastic folders please.


Enquiries to:                   Mr John Stewart

                                        Head of Junior School

                                        Telephone: 9383 6874     




School Details

Scotch College

76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne  WA  6010 

PO Box 223 Claremont  WA  6910


Closing Date: 4pm Wednesday 9th October 2013


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