Scots College Wellington

Deputy principal pastoral – senior school

Certificated teacher , Certificated teacher, Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Deputy principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
MUs negotiable

Listed 11:08 am 12 February 2019
Closes 4pm 22 March 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9r4q

From 2020 we are enrolling girls in our senior school, Y11–13, anticipating around 150 girls by 2022. This move is part of the college’s future-focused learning strategy and includes significant curriculum changes and onsite developments. This has created an opportunity for the appointment of a new deputy principal pastoral position commencing term 4. This position will have oversight of the pastoral care of all girls in the senior school as well as other negotiated senior leadership responsibilities. We are seeking an experienced leader with the drive and enthusiasm to manage this exciting venture and support an environment where the students can excel.

We are a world-class independent school with a strong Presbyterian heritage.  Based in the eastern suburbs of Wellington, we offer a vibrant learning environment, encouraging excellence in every facet of education. We are proud of our dedicated staff who work hard to support and encourage the students. The environment is strong and the staff work closely with parents to obtain the best outcomes for their children.  

Our successful candidate will have had significant leadership experience with full involvement in the life of a school. They will be well used to a dynamic environment where the wellbeing of the students is paramount and pursue excellence in all they do. 

Key attributes of this candidate include:  

  • The ability to promote learning
  • A passion for education and for supporting and helping young people to succeed
  • The ability to manage and motivate young people
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to our special character and co-curricular programmes
  • Having a strong interest in the students, their families and the community
  • High levels of integrity, practised judgement and discretion
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Being a participating and contributing team player.

How to apply

Your application is to comprise a covering letter and current CV, stating teaching subjects, your current teacher certification status, and the names of at least 3 referees (referees will not be contacted without your permission). Applications to:

Claire Hinton, Human Resources Manager
Box 15-064, Miramar, Wellington
(04) 388 0854

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9r4q

Listed 11:08 am 12 February 2019
Closes 4pm 22 March 2019

School details

Scots College

Type: Composite
Authority: Private : Fully Registered
Gender: Male
Decile: 10
Roll: 852

School number: 281
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Physical address:
1 Monorgan Road, Strathmore, Wellington

Postal Address:
P O Box 15064, Miramar, Wellington, 6243