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School Secretary

Woodleigh School Senior Campus is seeking a School Secretary on a permanent part-time (0.8FTE) basis.

Position: School Secretary Campus: Senior Reports to: Director of Careers / Deputy Principal – Community, Culture and Student Experiences

Collaborates with: Staff, Students, Principal, External Round Square Schools, Parents

Key Relationships: Staff, students, parents

Position Summary

The School Secretary is responsible for providing efficient and effective administration support to ensure the smooth operation of the Senior Campus.  The role supports the Careers Faculty and provides administrative support for the Deputy Principal – Community, Culture and Student Experience. 

Key Responsibilities

Careers

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Director of Careers and associated careers programs, including the careers newsletter
  • Prepare key communication documents for the Director of Careers
  • Managing and maintaining the Woodleigh Careers website
  • Support the event management of all major Careers events
  • Maintain historical records of all Careers files, including reports, career interview notes, etc.
  • Any other administrative tasks as requested by the Director of Careers

Deputy Principal – Community, Culture and Student Experiences Administration support

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to Senior Campus events and programs, including but not limited to International and Round Square opportunities, Broadening Horizons Program, Year 8 School Visit Program
  • Assist and support the Risk and Compliance Management processes for excursions, incursions and the Activities program, including the coordination of the Senior Campus Risk meetings
  • Assist with the creation and management of individual Risk Manuals for all staff taking groups of students overseas
  • Manage and update the School Yearly Calendar in a digital context
  • Community Partnerships administration tasks, including support with transport and logistics
  • Manage and update Student Activity Locator database for all Senior Campus excursions
  • Support with logistics of Senior Campus Assemblies and Awards
  • Manage and administer all Senior Campus correspondence
  • Manage and administer the Senior Campus Operoo database and assist with the communication processes
  • Assist with the administration of Student Teacher placements
  • Provide administrative support to the Deputy Principal as required

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience or skills in the following areas:

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrates an ability to work to demanding timelines and to adapt to, and operate effectively in, a dynamic environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate with a range of people, including students, parents and the broader community
  • Exercises ownership and concern for the quality of work reflected in an attention to detail and accuracy
  • Displays initiative and enthusiasm – has a high achievement drive and acts in a self-directed way
  • Accurate record-keeping and database management skills
  • Accurate typing skills and strong typing speed
  • Demonstrated database and computer competency essential (thorough understanding of Microsoft Office suite)
  • Demonstrated document preparation, report writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent phone manner, proven customer service skills and strong ability to work in interpersonal contexts
  • Understanding and support of Woodleigh’s philosophy
  • Sound planning, analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Operates effectively in a team environment

Desirable

  • Post-secondary qualifications and/or equivalent experience appropriate to office management/administration or education
  • Prior experience working in a school setting

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High levels of communication with parents, students and institutions
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Flexible mindset
  • Customer service mentality
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to relate to external stakeholders and wider community
  • Positive and courteous
  • Data entry and use of databases, ability to operate in a digital space and learn new software

Personal Qualities

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Conditions of Employment

  • A Working with Children’s Check is required for this position.
  • Woodleigh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit.
  • At Woodleigh School, we have zero-tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm.  All staff are to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct.
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
  • All staff are required to observe and uphold all of Woodleigh’s Privacy policies and procedures as implemented or varied from time to time.
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke-free work environment.

Term   

This is a permanent part-time position.

To Apply

Applications should be addressed to HR and submitted via Seek.

If you have any queries relating to this position please email Gareth Bolch, Deputy Principal – Community, Culture and Student Experiences – gbolch@woodleigh.vic.edu.au          

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 22 June 2021.

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses, Minimbah in Frankston South and Penbank in Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

At Woodleigh, education is focused on our commitment to the holistic development of every student. We provide a nurturing and challenging environment that supports students to build the knowledge, skills and dispositions that they will need to thrive at and beyond school. We aim to develop independent, resilient, creative and compassionate individuals who can find personal success in life while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they live. 

At Woodleigh School, we see the development of academic learning, personal wellbeing, and student engagement as being interdependent. As a result, we promote the development of student outcomes across the essential elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastery of skills, the development of productive attitudes, and the ability to perform meaningful tasks in real-world settings. We understand that such deep learning is best cultivated in safe, supportive and respectful environments where students can take risks, question their assumptions, respond creatively, and explore new ways of thinking. 

The Woodleigh Staff Member

An employee at Woodleigh School:

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning
  • Places an emphasis on the 5 Elements of the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice
    • Real-world learning
    • Assessment for learning
    • Life-long learning
    • Student agency, coaching and mentoring
    • Wellbeing and engagement
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about student learning and progress
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations
  • Identifies and supports students’ social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has zero-tolerance for child abuse.