Head of Department - Agnew

Tuesday 5th June, 2018

Full Time

Head of Department

Oakwood School


Oakwood School is seeking to appoint an experienced and dedicated Head of Department / Business Teacher for its Launceston campus. The role is permanent full-time, and available to start as soon as possible. 

The Position

This role will be Head of Department for a range of subjects, including Business, English, Humanities and LOTE  for our small School of approx 140 students, across 3 campus locations. Although the successful candidate will not need to be a subject matter expert across all of these subject areas, they will need to be comfortable in collaborating with the subject teachers for these subjects, and leading their team through mentoring and coaching, using the syllabus documents to ensure the successful delivery of the school curriculum. 

This role is responsible for preparing and publishing the subject work program and assessment program, the preparation, moderation and marking of assessment items, contribution to the preparation of reports and student submissions, facilitation of team meetings and ensuring deadlines are met and the subject course delivery goals are achieved.

In terms of the teaching element of this role, this role will have responsibility for delivery of the business teaching function across our secondary school. Specifically, the successful candidate will possess the ability to teach the following:

  • Business and Commerce, Yrs 7-12
  • Legal Studies, Accounting & Economics for Yr 11 and Yr 12 TCE subjects

In this role, you will be required to prepare all daily lessons and unit plans of work in accordance with syllabus requirements for the business subjects, plan collaboratively with subject teaching teams, evaluate and report on the progress of students and discuss individual performance and problems with students and their parents. This role will involve classroom teaching, as well as teaching via video conferencing to our other campuses in Tasmania.

Whilst this role is based in Launceston, oversight of the departments will involve three campuses across Tasmania (Launceston, Devonport and Hobart), and the role will have responsibility for the leadership and coordination of approximately 4 staff members.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be a team player, have a genuine love of teaching, possess a "can do" attitude and ability to be flexible within a dynamic workplace environment. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in stepping away from traditional classroom teaching practices, to embrace modern teaching methods and technologies including video conferencing and online resources.

As the school has a strong faith based approach to life and learning, the successful applicant will also need to be able to respect and support this aspect of the lives of the students.

The successful candidate will have relevant teaching experience and will hold relevant qualifications and a current teacher registration certificate within Tasmania (or willingness to obtain). 

Why work at Oakwood School?

About Oakwood School

Oakwood School is a registered and accredited Non-State School that operates 3 campuses in Tasmania (Devonport, Launceston and Hobart), and is an affiliation of OneSchool Global.

OneSchool Global was established to provide a quality learning environment, including the upholding of Christian principles and beliefs as held by the Plymouth Brethren ‎Christian Church community. OneSchool operates in 21 countries with more than 10,000 students in 175 Campuses globally. In Australia, it operates 33 campuses and 6 satellites throughout Australia, providing quality education services to 2,750 students.

OneSchool is renowned for its innovation, and offers a range of learning opportunities that vary by age and classroom size: from traditional classrooms, to video conferencing and online resources. This "blended learning" offers creative opportunities for teachers and students to work collaboratively on personalized learning programmes.

Guided by our "Learning to Learn Framework", we are committed to self-directed learning in which students set their own goals, whilst being actively supported by their teachers. Our innovative teaching practices are complemented by state-of-the-art specialist learning centres and student and teacher resources.

The Benefits

We place great importance on being an employer of choice, and value our staff as being essential to the school's vision of providing a well-rounded holistic education that develops all students to their optimum potential. As such, we offer competitive remuneration, ongoing professional development and training, career progression opportunities and a safe, caring and supportive work environment.  

Other benefits of working at Oakwood School include excellent student discipline, proven academic performance, small class sizes and work life balance.

Are you interested?

This role presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join a successful global organization with a truly exciting future. If you are looking for an opportunity to achieve your full potential working within a supportive environment of quality educators, please click "apply for this job". 

Any queries (job applications to go through Seek only please) can be directed to Jessica Gregory, HR Operations Partner, via email jessica.gregory@oneschoolglobal.com

Oakwood is part of the OneSchool Global network.