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Head of School

Mar 09 2017 | Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School | Byron Bay, Australia


• Position for visionary and exemplary educational leader
• Vibrant and innovative Steiner School
• Idyllic sub-tropical location near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia location

Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School, established in 1993, is now a double streamed K-12 school with over 120 teachers and staff and 620 students. The school includes an Early Learning Centre, a Trade Skills Centre, working farm and gardens managed according to biodynamic principles; and hosts a range of highly regarded community festivals, workshops and events throughout the year.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Head of School to consolidate and guide the School’s future direction and vision. The successful applicant, with the support of an inspiring and dedicated executive team and highly-skilled teachers, is responsible for overall school management, educational excellence, community engagement and student wellbeing.

The ideal applicant will have:

• Demonstrated understanding and experience of Steiner’s educational philosophy;
• Approximately 10 years’ Independent Schools management experience across strategic, financial, organisational and resource functions;
• Proven ability to build and sustain collaborative relationships with the Board, the Executive team, the College of Teachers and the wider School community;
• Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver high-level strategic objectives through practical implementation strategies;
• Ability to impartially manage workplace relationships, performance and change management processes with sensitivity and professionalism; and
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

The successful applicant will have personal and professional integrity, be inspiring and innovative, compassionate, and demonstrate good judgment, common sense, resilience and strength of character.

For further information, including how to apply, please visit our website www.shearwater.nsw.edu.au or email your application to [email protected]

Applications close Tuesday, 4 April 2017

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