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    Head of Department

    Job Reference QLD/CO245023/17
    Closing date July 30, 2017
    Location Brisbane Inner City
    Type Full-Time
    Status Temporary
    Contact 07 3513 5808

    About this job

    An exciting opportunity exists for a Head of Department to join the Solid Pathways team. Solid Pathways is a Department of Education and Training initiative designed to support high achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 4 to 10 for continued academic success and university studies. Professional learning, developed in collaboration with University of Queensland, is also provided to teachers and school leaders through this project.

    The Head of Department will focus on:

    • enriching learning experiences of Solid Pathways students and meeting the objectives of the Solid Pathways initiative
    • participating in delivering the vision and related performance goals of State Schools Division
    • developing the quality of teaching and learning by deepening curriculum knowledge and strengthening Indigenous perspectives and pedagogies of Queensland state school staff
    • nurturing positive relationships between high-performing Indigenous students, teachers and stakeholders.

    The successful applicant will:

    • have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Australian Curriculum, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority;
    • be an experienced educator able to demonstrate where and how to make meaningful connections between curriculum content and the prior knowledge, cultural backgrounds and learning contexts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
    • demonstrate success in building the capability of educators (school leaders, teachers and non-teaching staff) in teaching high potential and high performing Indigenous students in engaging, culturally-relevant ways
    • be knowledgeable and passionate about building the cultural capability of school staff
    • demonstrate an applied understanding of the importance of evidence-informed decision making and personalised learning.

    This is a full-time, temporary vacancy position. This is a Central Office project, however the position is located at the Queensland Academy of Science, Mathematics and Technology at Toowong, unless otherwise determined to meet the Department’s needs and involves travel throughout the state. 

    To apply please provide the following information:

    •    a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)

    •    a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under “How you will be assessed”.

    Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.


    Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


    Employees Requiring Placement will be considered on merit.