Head Of Department - Humanities - Meridan State College

Image Courtesy of Meridan State College
About Meridan State College
Meridan is a Prep-Year 12 College and boasts a distinctive sub school structure which fosters the education of this broad age range of students in modern campuses, which have been purpose designed to cater for each cohort at their specific age of development.
About You
Skills and knowledge in the areas below will be highly regarded:

  • Team Leadership (diverse range of staff/roles)
  • Humanities and LOTE Curriculum (Including History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics, Legal Studies, Business and LOTE).
  • Mental health / social / emotional support strategies
  • Strong conflict resolution, mediation skills and staff team building skills
  • Develop and maintain community networks and partnerships
  • Data Literacy to develop and implement systems to track, monitor and lead intervention for student learning progress and wellbeing
Strong interpersonal skills are a key selection criterion for the successful candidate in this transdisciplinary HOD role. The ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with the college executive team and the other Heads of Department is a key enabler to success in the HOD role. These relationships are necessary to influence and support teachers in all learning areas to deliver quality curriculum programs through enhanced capabilities to differentiate learning programs and to implement inclusive strategies that engage and support all students.
Your Role
Specific duties for the Head of Department - Humanities role include:

  • Curriculum leadership and management for Humanities (Including History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics, Legal Studies, Business and LOTE through the Australian Curriculum, Vocational Education and QCAA General and Applied Syllabi)
  • Lead implementation of the College CARP and Pedagogical Framework
  • Lead moderation processes as per CARP
  • Lead implementation of EIA/School Priorities in Faculty context via facilitating change management
  • Work closely with Primary Curriculum HODs to facilitate a scaffolded and seamless pathway in the Humanities and LOTE curriculum areas for students in our P-12 Campus.
  • Instructional leadership and coaching within and across faculty with a focus on ASoT and our Explicit Improvement Agenda
  • Line management of staff and manage APR process and staff performance
  • Manage the human, financial and curriculum resources of the Humanities, Business and LOTE faculty
Further information can be obtained from Mark Seijbel Principal (Secondary), via email mseij1@eq.edu.au.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:
  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.
To apply please attach the following:
  • A maximum 3 page resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page leadership statement outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.
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.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.