Head of Department - Mathematics

Knox Grammar School (see more jobs from this school)


Head of Faculty / Department

Teaching Subject: Mathematics

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 8 July 2024

An opportunity has arisen for a Head of Department - Mathematics at Knox Grammar School.

<p><strong>ABOUT US</strong></p><p>Knox Grammar School is an independent, multi-campus Kindergarten to Year 12 day and boarding school for boys, located at Wahroonga on Sydney’s North Shore. In addition to the single-sex campuses, Knox also operates Wahroonga Preparatory School, a co-educational campus for students Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.</p><p>A leading Uniting Church School, Knox aims to develop students of Faith, Wisdom, Integrity, Compassion and Courage within a caring Christian environment.</p><p><strong>ABOUT THE ROLE</strong></p><p>An opportunity has arisen at Knox Grammar School senior campus for a Head of Department, Mathematics. This is a permanent full-time position, commencing in Term 4.</p><p>The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:</p><ul><li>Relevant tertiary degree, teaching qualifications and NSW Teaching registration.</li><li>Proven people leadership of a large and high performing academic department.</li><li>Highly skilled in mentorship of junior team members, to support their career development and coaching supportively to improve outcomes.</li><li>Well-developed content knowledge and expertise in Mathematics teaching, Years 7 to 12.</li><li>Excellent understanding of current theory and research relating to educational pedagogy, particularly as it pertains to Mathematics.</li><li>A willingness to support professional development in wellbeing literacies and oversee their use in the classroom.</li><li>Use of student learning data to target teaching and review learning programmes.</li><li>A demonstrated ability to support staff in managing behaviour.</li><li>Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to foster positive relationships with students, peers, staff and parents.</li></ul><p><i>As at February 2024, the salary for a Band 1 graduate teacher rose from $87,191 to $96,400 (11.31% above the AIS MEA) and the salary for the top of Scale Knox teacher has risen from $128,607 to $137,665 (12.19% above the AIS MEA).</i></p><p><strong>OUR OFFER</strong></p><p>Our staff across all campuses are key to providing exceptional experiences. Whether academic, operations, administration and co-curricular staff, we all work together as a team to contribute to providing quality care and education and a great place to work.</p><ul><li>Competitive salary </li><li>Professional development and growth opportunities </li><li>Staff wellbeing committee and wellbeing sessions; yoga, fitness, boxing</li><li>Staff awards and recognition </li><li>Employee Assistance Program (EAP)</li><li>Daily morning tea provided and onsite café </li></ul><p><strong>HOW TO APPLY</strong></p><p><strong>Knox offers outstanding long-term career opportunities, is values driven and an equal opportunity employer.  Knox encourages all qualified applicants to apply.</strong></p><p>Before applying, please read the comprehensive role description found on our website:</p><p><a href="https://www.knox.nsw.edu.au/employment/" rel="nofollow">https://www.knox.nsw.edu.au/employment/</a></p><p>Please apply via SEEK by clicking the &#39;Apply for this Job&#39; button and attaching a current CV, covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your academic transcript.</p><p><strong>CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS</strong></p><p>4.00pm Monday 8 July 2024.</p><p>Please note that applications will be assessed as they are received, and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date.</p><p><i>Knox Grammar School is committed to the safety, protection and wellbeing of all our students and children involved in activities at Knox. The School actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and requires all prospective school staff to be suitable and committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment.</i></p><p><i>The School partners with Australia&#39;s leading child protection organisation, Bravehearts, to provide training and education for staff, parents and students. All Knox staff receive annual training in child protection.</i></p><p><strong>All statutory checks and references are required prior to confirmation of employment.</strong></p><p><strong>Successful applicants will be required to provide the School with a current NSW Working with Children Check number and comply with the requirements of the NSW Institute of Teachers Act.</strong></p><p>It is a requirement of employment to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) for COVID-19.</p><p><a href="https://www.knox.nsw.edu.au/careers/" rel="nofollow">https://www.knox.nsw.edu.au/careers/</a></p>