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School Principal (Central Kimberley)

Job No: 107521
Location: Mueller Ranges

  • Rewarding leadership opportunity with a vibrant, independent community school in Central Kimberley!
  • Highly attractive salary circa $125,000 - $135,000, commensurate with your skills and experience, plus super
  • Increase your take-home pay with Remote Area Allowances, Travel Allowances and significant Salary Sacrifice options
  • Enjoy great benefits including furnished 3 bedroom accommodation with all utilities, a 4WD Vehicle & more!
  • Relocation Assistance on offer for candidates around the country

The Role of School Principal

Yiyili Aboriginal Independent Community School (Yiyili) now has a rewarding opportunity for a full-time School Principal to join their school in the Mueller Ranges, WA, ideally commencing in Term 2.

Reporting to the School Board, you will primarily be responsible for leading and managing the long term operations and day-to-day affairs of the school, including pupils and employees. 

As Yiyili is an independent school built by the community, this is an extremely broad, varied and fast-paced position that will see you engaging with the seven communities that have children at the school and external stakeholders to effectively deliver quality educational outcomes.

In an energetic and dynamic school with an excellent reputation, you'll have responsibility for the educational curriculum, maintenance of school facilities and employee housing, managing service providers and contractors, liaising with the in-school Art Gallery, visitors and organising activities.

Are you the right fit?

To be considered for this position you must be a qualified Teacher with WA Teacher Registration (or eligibility to obtain) and significant demonstrated experience in management level positions.

You will have the adaptability, tenacity and initiative to solve a wide range of problems independently, including learning new skills as needed. The ideal candidate will combine strong cross-cultural communication and negotiation skills with a consultative and collaborative leadership and management approach in order to successfully work with the community to achieve the School Board's goals.

While not mandatory, applicants with proven backgrounds working in remote environments and/or within a cross-cultural context and proven respect for cultural differences will be highly regarded. Most importantly, Yiyili is looking for a passionate professional committed to delivering excellence in Aboriginal education.

Please note: Before commencing you must possess a current Working With Children (OCHRE) card, a current National Police Clearance, and a current, unrestricted Australian Manual Driver's Licence. 

A Rewarding Opportunity

This is an incredible opportunity to take on a new challenge in a beautiful environment and explore the true Australian outback while doing what you love!

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary circa $125,000 - $135,000, commensurate with your skills and experience, plus super! 

You'll also be able to take advantage of Remote Area Allowances, Travel Allowances and significant Salary Sacrifice options to further increase your take-home pay!

Relocation assistance is on offer for the right candidates, to be negotiated at interview stage. A 4WD vehicle, mobile phone and computer will be provided for your professional and personal use, in addition to a fully furnished and maintained 3 bedroom accommodation with all utilities, including Foxtel and internet, paid for by the organisation.

You'll also be supported by the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia with a high level of professional development opportunities, including regular conferences throughout the year. 

This is your chance to take on a leadership position in a supportive and flexible organisation truly dedicated to supporting the local community with educational opportunities - Apply Now!

About Yiyili Aboriginal Independent Community School

Yiyili Aboriginal Independent Community School is an independent school catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. It is governed by a school board consisting of members from the local communities and has five multi-age classrooms.

The school has a current enrolment of 62 students and is fortunate to have excellent facilities including a covered basketball court, full commercial-grade kitchen, excellent IT resources, dedicated Gooniyandi language room and a library as well as a mechanical workshop. All classrooms are well equipped to service the learning needs of students and have interactive whiteboards as well as class sets of iPads.

The community priorities include for students to be 3-way strong in language (standard Australian English, Kimberley Kriol, Gooniyandi), maths skills (money skills), and culture and learning.

For more information, visit the school's website here.

If you're looking for a career that allows you to truly impact the success of Aboriginal education - Apply Now!

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