Deputy Principal | Director of Staff

Sacre Coeur

Principal:  Mrs Adelina Melia-Douvos


Applications Close: 01/06/2023

Position: Deputy Principal

Type: Ongoing

Hours per Week: Full-time

Role Description/Criteria

Deputy Principal and Director of Staff (P-12)

Commencing 2024

Sacré Cœur is unequivocally committed to fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of the young people in our care and providing them with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Sacré Cœur is seeking an experienced, innovative and passionate school leader for the role of Deputy Principal and Director of Staff (P-12). This is a key position in the School Leadership Team to commence in Term 1, 2024.

We have a focus on continuous improvement and this role is strategic, operational and collegial, and is responsible for ensuring the Sacred Heart charism and Sacré Cœur Mission Statement are embedded into all aspects of school life.

The Deputy Principal and Director of Staff (P-12) will assist the Principal in leading the School to ensure high quality outcomes for all students and staff, and will support the Principal in providing both strategic and operational leadership of the School. Working with the other members of the School Leadership Team, they will liaise closely to set goals, implement initiatives and evaluate program delivery and content.

The Deputy Principal and Director of Staff (P-12) has key responsibility for building and promoting a strong performance and development culture, influencing and empowering staff to embrace continuous improvement through a professional learning culture.

About the Role

  • Ongoing Full Time position as a teacher
  • Deputy Principal and Director of Staff (P-12) appointment for a initial 5-year term
  • Deputises for the Principal when required
  • Member of the School Leadership Team
  • Responsible for staff developmental leadership and staffing
  • Oversees all aspects relating to ICT
  • Small teaching load determined in consultation with the Principal
  • Salary details; see Terms and Conditions in the role description

What You Will Bring To The Role

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with members of the School community
  • High motivation with a high level of professional personal presentation
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective, collaborative and dynamic leadership
  • Be a demonstrated agent of change
  • The ability to work flexibly as part of a collaborative team to build positive relationships with students, parents and staff across the Sacré Cœur community
  • Highly developed communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Accreditation to Lead in a Catholic School (or working towards this) desirable

About Sacré Cœur

Founded in 1888, Sacré Cœur offers a transformative educational experience that is holistic and person centred. Learning and teaching are designed to engender the integral development of students, encouraging physical, intellectual, moral, creative and spiritual growth in a supportive and co-operative learning environment.

At Sacré Cœur, we aspire to the highest professional standards for all staff. This is reflected in the quality of the relationships and the concern for each individual.

Located in Glen Iris, Sacre Cœur has approximately 680 students from Prep to Year 12. We offer a friendly supportive work environment, onsite parking, access to fitness center and modern staff amenities.

You Will Be Required To:

  • Complete the application form addressing the Key Selection Criteria
  • Provide proof of identification and a current VIT Registration
  • Provide copies of relevant Academic Transcripts

Visit our website for the Candidate Package and the Deputy Principal and Director of Staff Application form:

If you have any queries about this role, or the application process, please contact Kim Rowland, Human Resources Manager for a confidential discussion on T 9835 2700 or E

How To Apply

Please provide your cover letter with the Sacré Cœur Deputy Principal and Director of Staff Application form in one pdf document and a separate CV when submitting your application on SEEK.

Please note only applications made via the SEEK website will be accepted.

Applications Close 10:00am on Thursday, 1 June 2023

Sacré Coeur promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

Application Procedures


Address: 172 Burke Road
Glen Iris

Phone: 9835 2700


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