Head of Department - Language Acquisitoin

Canberra Grammar School is an International Baccalaureate World School

Closing date July 21, 2024
Location 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill ACT, Australia 2612
Type Full-Time
Status Contract

About this job

  • Become a leader at Canberra Grammar School
  • Deliver the new curricula for the Language Acquisition Department
  • Inspire the team members and students with your passion for languages

About the Role

The School is seeking to appoint a Head of Department - Language Acquisition who will be responsible for implementing innovative and dynamic strategies to enhance the design and delivery of the Language Acquisition curriculum. The role holder will oversee a department that delivers captivating lessons of French, Chinese, Latin, Indonesian and Spanish. Leading a department of over 14 team members that foster a passion for language acquisition among students from Year 7 to Year 12.

About You

You are dedicated, passionate and possess the following:

  • A passion for the subject area, a keen interest in new developments in the subject area,  and a broad network of contacts at the leading edge of subject development
  • Enthusiasm for sharing ideas and opportunities with students and members and a facility for communicating the value of the subject area to others
  • A high degree of technical knowledge and a commitment to on-going professional learning
  • The ability to implement initiatives, project delivery and change management
  • Relevant experience in educational and other environments and a willingness to draw on that experience to enrich the School’s offering in the subject area
  • Ability to perform successfully with responsibility for the management and development of other colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to advise and liaise across all levels of an organisation and with parents and guardians
  • Capacity for strategic planning and thinking and well-developed analytical and research skills
  • Well-developed report writing and administrative skills, including a capacity to assist with the financial management of the department; and
  • Teacher Accreditation Band 2 – 3.

All team members at CGS are required to have:

  • Appropriate qualifications
  • A valid ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • A current National Police Check; and
  • Full working rights within Australia.

Benefits for you

As a CGS team member, you have access to a range of additional benefits, including:

  • A highly competitive salary and superannuation of 12.5% (for permanent team members)
  • Staff awards program and generous professional development funding
  • Attractive salary packaging arrangements
  • Complimentary daily barista-made coffee
  • Delicious daily morning tea and discounted lunches
  • Access to the onsite health clinic and annual influenza vaccinations
  • 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • 14 weeks of paid parental leave
  • School fee concessions
  • Onsite parking

Working at CGS

We aim to provide a vibrant and rewarding workplace that showcases your skills with a strong commitment to your professional learning. Working at Canberra Grammar School you will join a community committed to delivering the highest standard of education, inspiring students to achieve personal excellence within a warm and inclusive environment.

We are continuously growing our CGS community with people who are passionate and energetic in their profession and who place student learning and well-being at the forefront of all they do.

How to Apply

Please visit cgs.act.edu.au/careers/ to access the information pack and submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter (addressing the selection criteria in the Position Description)
  • Resume/CV

CGS is proud to be a School that takes child protection very seriously. All candidates for roles at Canberra Grammar School are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of our thorough recruitment process.

An early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient suitable applications are received.