About the role

Reporting to the Head of Sport but working collaboratively with our Head of Junior School, Director of Student Experiences and the Leader of Learning - HPE, the role of Head of Junior Sport will deliver a high standard of teaching, along with educational leadership across all aspects of the Junior School TAS program at the College to promote and ensure the delivery of a quality Junior School sports program.

This role will also contribute to the College's Extra-Curricular program (Student Experiences) and participate in at least one Outdoor Education program activity each year.

This is a full-time, permanent teaching position, commencing Term 3 2024.

Applications will be reviewed on receipt. A decision will be made to withdraw the advert once a suitable candidate has been sourced.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning, preparing and teaching lessons that reflect a sound knowledge of relevant subject syllabuses according to timetabled classes as determined by the College.
  • Developing and utilising a range of flexible teaching strategies and approaches to enhance the learning experience for students.
  • Encouraging staff and student behaviour consistent with the Anglican ethos and the aims of the College.
  • Coordinating, promoting and developing all aspects of the College's Junior TAS Sports program for students in Years 3 to 6, including team nominations, coaching appointments, training schedules and communication of weekly fixtures.
  • Organising and conducting Junior School inter-house sporting carnivals for swimming, cross country and athletics.
  • Organisation of nominations and WestMAC students for Primary District carnivals and team sport trials, as well as attendance at such events as required.
  • Attending home and away Junior TAS sports fixtures on Saturday mornings, or accompany WestMAC teams to sports carnivals as required, and provide coordination for fixtures, check and manage home game set up and respond to requests.
  • Coaching and/or coordinating sports teams as required.
  • Liaising with the P to Year 2 Eaglets After School Coordinator.
  • Completing and implementing risk assessments for relevant sporting events, tours and excursions.
  • Ensuring maintenance of equipment and budgetary guidelines are adhered to for new equipment.
  • With the support of the Sports Administrator, actively managing the onboarding requirements for coaches, managers and officials contributing to Junior TAS sport.
  • Regularly contributing to the College newsletter and other College publications, as well as attending weekly Junior School assemblies to provide regular updates and celebrate student achievements.
  • Convening and attending various meetings, seminars and conferences which are relevant to furthering the aims of the Junior School and its sporting and related co-curricular objectives.
  • Participating as a staff member in at least one Outdoor Education Program activities each year.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Teaching qualification (essential), with Higher Degree or Diploma in Sporting Education (preferable).
  • Previous Junior School PE teaching experience (essential), including demonstrated implementation of effective teaching and learning strategies.
  • Austswim Certificate or Teacher of Swimming qualification (or the willingness and ability to obtain).
  • Sound understanding of the content and structure of the Junior TAS program and PE curriculum, including reporting, rewarding and participation of students.
  • High level of competence in demonstrated coaching skills (including ability to coach at least two of the Junior TAS sports) and proficiency in the monitoring of student outcomes.
  • Proficiency in identifying and clarifying problems, especially in the school context, and generating appropriate remedial strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and other community members.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication for a range of specific purposes and audiences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain administrative systems supporting policy and program implementation.
  • Strong organisational skills demonstrating ability to effectively and efficiently plan and coordinate activities, adhere to deadlines, undertake appropriate record keeping and deliver on reporting requirements.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite and the ability to utilise technology to research and source relevant information.

We offer the opportunity to work with a great College community on a naturally beautiful rural 38-hectare campus (free parking!) conducive to improved staff and student wellbeing and life-long learning. There are a range of employee benefits available, including an on-site gym, well-stocked tuck-shop, confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and much more.

West Moreton Anglican College is committed to providing an environment where children and young people receive the highest standard of care, where their rights are supported, and they have the opportunity to thrive and be fruitful. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to adhere to the College’s policies and procedures relevant to student care and protection.

The successful candidate will possess the relevant requirements for the role and must be eligible for or hold a current working with children Blue Card/Professional registration.

Please visit our website for more information about the College and visit our employment page to view the position description and our Child Protection Statement of Commitment.

Please apply through SEEK, and ensure your application contains a cover letter and your CV.

Applicants seeking more information about the position should contact the People & Culture team via: peopleandculture@wmac.com.au 

West Moreton Anglican College is an equal opportunity employer and values an inclusive and diverse workforce.