Curriculum Leader, Science

Swanbourne, Western Australia 

Scotch College has an exciting opportunity for an innovative and experienced teacher to lead our outstanding Science department from Term 1, 2022.

Scotch College has the exciting opportunity for an innovative, enthusiastic, and experienced teacher to lead our outstanding Science department from Term 1, 2022. This is a rare opportunity following the retirement of the incumbent following a successful 19 year tenure.

The Curriculum Leader, Science will lead and manage a team of fifteen staff in the design and delivery of both the International Baccalaureate and WACE curriculum across years 6-12. The Science Curriculum Leader reports to the Dean of Teaching and Learning in the Senior School and will be expected to work closely with, and to take direction from the Head of Senior and Head of Middle School.

In addition, Curriculum Leaders are part of a team that advise the College Executive and Headmaster on the academic vision of the College whilst also being responsible for the implementation of that vision. The position includes a responsibility allowance and 0.4 time allocation.

Our ideal candidate is an exemplary practitioner with the ability to demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to improving student outcomes and working within a cohesive and motivated faculty. Current department leaders as well as aspiring leaders are encouraged to apply for this career enhancing position.

Practitioners with specialist skills and experience in Physics and or Chemistry teaching are highly desirable. Appropriate postgraduate qualifications or Highly Accomplished or Lead certification and an understanding of International Baccalaureate are both desirable but not essential, our priority is to appoint a leader in thediscipline of science.

The successful candidate must have:

  • exceptional communication and leadership skills
  • the ability to build strong relationships with students, staff, parents and members of the broader College community
  • the ability to innovate and act strategically while working closely with individuals and groups to achieve the school’s priorities
  • a demonstrated knowledge and track record in building strong, cohesive and forward- thinking departments
  • a comprehensive understanding of the Western Australian curriculum with demonstrated outstanding levels of achievement in science teaching

In return we will offer the opportunity to work in partnership with a progressive and enthusiastic team, a well-planned and resourced curriculum and outstanding professional development opportunities.

Scotch College Western Australia, is one of Australia’s leading schools for boys and is an Independent School of the Uniting Church. The College is located 9kms due west of the City of Perth in the beach side Western suburb of Swanbourne. The School has been at the forefront of education since its foundation in 1897. Throughout its long history, the School has upheld a tradition of excellence that is reflected in a wide and progressive curriculum. At Scotch College, learning is more than academics; it is a total picture, which provides a balance between a student’sintellectual, physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs.

Scotch College is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School which offers a learning programme based on the Western Australian and Australian Curriculum, and a choice in Years 11 & 12 of three pathways; WACE, VET or IB Diploma. Scotch College is committed to the careers of its staff. The opportunity to work in the International Baccalaureate programme makes Scotch staff employable all around the world.

As an Apple Distinguished School, a cutting edge ILT system is in place to ensure teachers have the best technologyat their disposal for the development of effective and innovative teaching and learning.

Scotch College takes child protection seriously. All candidates for roles at Scotch College are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of the recruitment process.

Applications are to be submitted via the SEEK website. Further information can be found on the Scotch College website:

Applications close: 4:00pm, Friday 17 September 2021.

Applications closed Friday 17 September 2021