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School Principal

Job No: 89091
Location: Broken Hill, NSW

  • Fantastic leadership opportunity for an experienced educational professional!
  • Make a real difference to the lives and education of students!
  • Attractive remuneration package of $130,000 plus super!

About the Organisation

Alesco Far West Learning Centre is a registered and accredited non-denominational, independent secondary school, for students completing years 9 and 10. 

Alesco Far West offers students the chance to complete their school education and especially aims to include those whose lives may be complicated, challenging or require a particular understanding in order to achieve success. The school is committed to providing a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment in which students can reach their full educational potential in a positive school culture.

The current cohort of approximately 20 students are able to study the mandatory subjects required of year 9 and 10 students. These include English, Maths, PDHPE, Science and HSIE.

Alesco Far West additionally offers non-traditional activities tied into the normal curriculum.

The school adopts a more holistic approach to education and has considerable potential for growth to support community and student needs, particularly to accommodate Year 7 and 9 students. 

Alesco Far West and Robinson College share premises and are arms of Robinson Education Centre Ltd. The campus has modern, well-resourced facilities including an on-site cafe.

About the Opportunity

Alesco Far West Learning Centre now has an exciting full-time opportunity for a committed and dynamic Principal based in Broken Hill, NSW.

Working closely with the Board and CEO, you will be responsible for providing effective care and education to students whilst also providing quality leadership to a small team of dedicated staff. You will also be responsible for financial management (including creating and implementing a budget) for the school, and consolidating its established operations then developing and delivering on plans for growth.

Some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Efficient and effective management of the school including all compliance and governance requirements;
  • Liaising with school authorities, school community, and other organisations;
  • Establishing and implementing academic goals and curricula;
  • Recruitment and supervision of staff; and
  • Some in class teaching.

Alesco Far West is seeking an individual who has the capacity to work effectively with students who may have had difficulties learning in a mainstream school environment. In this role, it is paramount the Principal is a source of support and guidance to students whilst being able to set appropriate boundaries. 

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in a senior educational role, hold a relevant teaching degree, with recent teaching experience, and be registered to teach in NSW. Previous experience using alternative teaching strategies and a demonstrated capacity for innovation and creating new opportunities will be highly regarded. 

You will also have exceptional communication skills and the ability to develop interesting and satisfying relationships with students, staff, and external stakeholders.

While Alesco Far West specialises in providing education to students from a complicated or challenging environment, the students of the college are bright, artistic, and willing to learn. As such, this role requires an educational professional who is accepting, motivating, imaginative, and caring. 

Please note: Candidates are required to undergo a criminal history check and a working with children check.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration package of $130,000 plus super and a wide range of possible benefits which will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Benefits options include:

  • Subsidised housing;
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable for the right candidate);
  • Sabbatical year after the 5th year of employment; and
  • Mobile phone.

You will also have the opportunity to live in a vibrant outback city surrounded by spectacular landscapes. 

Don't miss this opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of students who need it the most! - Apply Now!

About Broken Hill

Broken Hill was built on the world's largest silver, lead and zinc mine. This mine was run by the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited, now known as BHP Billiton, one of the world's largest and most renowned mining companies.

Today, Broken Hill is much more than a mining town. With over 30 art galleries, the Living Desert Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, annual film festivals, and a modern and contemporary dining scene, Broken Hill is fast becoming a trendy outback hub.

With a population of just over 18,000 people, Broken Hill is the economic and cultural hub of Far Western NSW. It boasts a thriving and engaged local community and welcomes over 150,000 tourists per year.

Broken Hill is an ideal place to live in - a friendly regional city that embraces true country values.


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