head of department - english in fitzroy

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fitzroy, queensland
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Head of Department - English

Are you an experienced Head of Department or a passionate English teacher ready for the next step in your career? Are you interested in working in a top performing QLD school? Are you passionate about the wellbeing and academic development of students as well as your fellow teachers? We might be looking for you!

Our client is a large well-known co-educational private boarding college that facilitates care and education for children from prep to year 12. They offer an excellent foundation to learning within a caring, rounded and exciting environment, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and resources.
They also offer excellent benefits for their staff, including but not limited to: discounted school fees, a laptop, morning tea, a leadership program for those interested as well as the option to continue your studies and improve yourself as a teacher.

About the role

  • Fulltime, permanent ongoing, start Jan 2019
  • Responsible for the wellbeing and academic development of students, staff and quality control of the English Department.
  • Responsible for team management, academic development and pastoral care, involving the English department.
  • A Head of Department will be inspiring, energetic, organised and be a positive role model as an instrumental leader to all within the College Community.
  • The position commands confidentiality, efficiency, accuracy, timeliness, integrity and effectiveness as a middle leader.
  • A teaching load of 3 classes per week

About you


  • Are an Australian Citizen or Resident with valid work rights
  • Have a valid current registration with QCT
  • Have experience teaching English up to yr 12
  • Have a commitment to educate and care for young people as well as positively reinforce English teachers under your care
  • Are passionate about including the ones that need more care as well as pushing the high achievers
  • Are an excellent communicator and team player

About us

With locations in every capital city in Australia, Randstad's Education team is the biggest and most experienced education & childcare agency in the country, and that means we're here to help you with your next career move.

Randstad Education works closely with Independent, Government and Private Schools across all states and territories with recruitment for Qualified Teachers and experienced Teaching Assistants.

Whether your next career move is a permanent or casual position, we can help you if you hold a teaching degree (must be approved by the relevant state/territory authority) or are an experienced Teaching Assistant.

Please note that your details will not be sent to any school without your consent or any referees listed on your CV contacted without your permission.

How to apply:

In order to apply for this exciting opportunity please click the apply button (preferred) or contact Laurien.Duits@randstad.com.au via email, with a copy of your CV as a word document with limited formatting as well as a cover letter outlining why you are the best fit for this position.

Our commitment to safeguarding children and young people.

Randstad Education is committed to the safety and well being of all children and young people. We take steps to achieve this through our candidate application process. All applicants are required to provide a valid state-based Working with Children Check which is thoroughly screened. In some circumstances, a Federal Police Check and an International Police Clearance is also required. Your consultant will be able to advise if this is applicable to you. Lastly, references are conducted in relation to the applicant's interactions with children using an online platform that has an inbuilt fraud alert. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people.

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Organisational skills, management skills, teaching experience, Pastoral care, time management, communication skills


Bachelor of Education or a Subject Degree with a Diploma of Teaching and Learning/Education.

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree