Principal, New Zealand

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Dilworth SchoolNew Zealand

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TBC
Contract term: Permanent

“Transforming Boys’ Lives” since 1906 

Dilworth is a truly unique, independent New Zealand school.  Thanks to the power of an all-inclusive free education, Dilworth’s mission is to transform good boys into great men. 

Dilworth School was established in 1906 pursuant to the will of James Dilworth.  It exists to provide free board, education and training for boys of “parents of good character in straitened circumstances” with the aim that the students will become “good and useful members of society.”  The will of James Dilworth further stipulates Dilworth’s students be given a Christian education, grounded in the traditions of the Anglican Church.  The largest boarding-only school in New Zealand, with classes from year 5-13, Dilworth provides a ‘wrap-around’ model of education and care designed to encourage the growth and nurturing of character and talents of all students.

Dilworth now seeks an experienced leader to help shape its future.  Spread across three campuses, the school functions through a distributed leadership model, with three Heads of Campus having a high degree of autonomy and accountability.  The Principal role is focused on developing and executing strategy.  It ensures the school continues to innovate and provide pre-eminent educational, cultural, sporting and service opportunities through astute decision-making and strong relationship building.

Candidates should be passionate educators with a strong track record of innovation and a commitment to excellence.  Broad strategic, commercial and general management skills are essential as are well-honed communication and influencing abilities.  An understanding of the importance of boarding and the house system is essential.  Most importantly, the successful applicant will be able to articulate and demonstrate a commitment to Dilworth’s values as an Anglican institution: Valuing Tradition, Building Community, Developing Resilience and Providing Opportunity.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to quoting 867085TES. Applications close on 17th September 2018. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Ian Taylor on +64 27 487 7424 or Raewyn Brown on +64 21 917 203.

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More about Dilworth School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Boys
Address: Senior Campus, 2 Erin Street, Epsom, Private Bag 28-904, Remuera, Auckland, 1541, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 523 1060