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Working at Penrhos

People who work at Penrhos College agree – Penrhos is a fantastic, caring and supportive educational organisation.

Penrhos College highly values its employees and seeks to attract the best people to join our innovative and dynamic environment. As a leading WA school we aim to provide:

  • a cooperative, team oriented and supportive culture
  • a focus on achieving excellence in their area of expertise
  • a culture where staff contribution is highly valued and encouraged
  • a wide range of professional work-related experiences and activities directly relevant to education
  • recognition for their contribution
  • an environment that focuses on staff wellbeing

Current vacancies

Executive Assistant to the Principal, Permanent full-time (1.0FTE), Term-Time-Only vacancy to commence Term 1 2023

Our vision is to revolutionise girls’ education so that we can all live a future without boundaries.

Our purpose – limitless

As a member of our staff you will be a part of that vision; through displaying our commitments: no ceilings; make your own adventure; find the fun, and be a force for good. You will play a significant role in a team dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, respectful and positive environment that is essential for positive student and staff wellbeing.

At Penrhos College – Courage Starts Here.

The College is seeking a motivated and highly organised person to assist and support the Principal in the execution of their duties and to relieve the Principal of day-to-day duties to ensure their time can be used effectively to lead the College.  This is a permanent full-time (1.0 FTE), Term Time Only opportunity to commence in Term 1 2023.

Responsibilities related to this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • EXECUTIVE ASSISTANCE: Coordination of the Principal’s diary including forward planning on a yearly, term by term and weekly and daily basis. Initiation of ideas for the Principal’s approval that will assist in their work, particularly in the case of corresponding with parents, students and staff, drafting of correspondence, and undertaking research and collating of data for reports.
  • LIAISON: Ensuring the Principal is briefed at all times regarding any staff, parent or student issues, whilst maintaining confidentiality and using tact and professional communication to coordinate meetings with a variety of people in relation to issues raised, concerns or grievances.
  • ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT: Ensuring effective organisational structures and systems are in place to facilitate the coordination of activities and events, manage archiving and correspondence, arranging meetings for Council, compiling agendas and minutes as required, preparation of reports.
  • SERVICE DELIVERY: Ensuring a warm, friendly, positive and helpful professional demeanour all times.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Completion of Year 12 or relevant equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of four years in a senior support/secretarial role (or similar)
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suit.
  • Current National Police Clearance and a Working with Children card (WWC).
  • Commitment to providing students with a safe, supportive and respectful environment.
  • Commitment to the College’s Core Shared values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy.

On offer

  • Competitive salary package (depending on skills and experience)
  • Excellent working environment and state-of-the-art facilities
  • 3 four-day long weekends a year
  • Free Parking

For further details, please view the Position Statement or contact Hana Fry, People Service Coordinator on 9368 9529

Applications close 8 am Thursday 2 February 2023

How to Apply

Your Application must include:

  1. Cover letter stating why you are applying for the position and providing your contact details.
  2. Current CV outlining your personal details, qualifications and relevant work history, education and professional memberships. Relevant work history should commence with the most recent position you have held as well as the dates/period of employment. In the description of your work history give a brief summary of the duties and responsibilities for each of the positions.
  3. Work-related referees: Please add the names and contact details of three confidential referees. It is essential that one referee is your present Line Manager.  The College reserves the right to contact other staff who may have worked with the applicant in a line management or supervisory capacity.

Please send through your application in one document to applications@penrhos.wa.edu.au.

Only persons with unlimited rights to work in Australia need apply.

No agency calls please.  Applications will not be accepted through recruitment agencies for this role.

Costume Coordinator

The College has an exciting opportunity for a creative and passionate Costume Coordinator to join our Dance and Drama Department.

This rewarding part-time (0.6 FTE) position is integral to the success of the College’s Dance and Drama offerings and will see the successful applicant working closely with students, teachers, community volunteers and the Head of Department (Dance and Drama) to provide accurate, well made, and creative costumes for college events and productions, in class assessments and exams.

Our vision is to revolutionise girls’ education so that we can all live a future without boundaries.  As a member of our staff you will be critical to that vision, and play a significant role in our steps towards it, through high quality delivery of your responsibilities, as well as providing a safe, supportive and respectful environment that is essential for positive student wellbeing. Our commitments to our students are: no ceilings, only sky; make your own adventure; find the fun, and be a force for good. At Penrhos we are inspired by these commitments and by engaging, challenging and empowering our students to be the best learners they can be. The way we design and support our student experiences are designed to fulfil those commitments, and make sure that at Penrhos – Courage Starts Here.

Duties related to this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordination of the daily operation of the centre
  • Design and construction of costumes in collaboration with students and staff
  • Sourcing and making of costumes and accessories
  • Storing and retrieving property from the costume centre for school productions such as Easter, Drama Festival, Major School Production, Speech Night, Dance and Drama productions and in-class activities and assessments through the year.
  • Mentoring and supervising students who are involved in theatre or dance productions
  • Transportation of wardrobe property between events and locations
  • Maintenance of the department budget, and the accurate entry of orders, receipts, and inventory

The successful applicant will have:

  • Qualifications in theatre costume construction and design, or equivalent
  • Minimum 12 months experience working in a related field
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sound knowledge of theatre and dance productions and costumes
  • Knowledge of theatrical hair and makeup
  • Experience or an interest in working with students and staff in a school environment
  • Highly competent sewing and design skills
  • Experience in costume design and construction
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work on weekends and evenings when necessary
  • Ability and willingness to uphold and role-model the College Core Shared Values of Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy
  • A current Working with Children’ check (WWC) and National Police Clearance or the ability to obtain.
  • The ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively as a member of a team, fostering and promoting positive personal relationships with all stakeholders
  • Commitment to providing students with a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment.

Please refer to the Position Statement for further information. 

Applications close 9 AM, Monday 30 January 2023

How to Apply:

Your Application must include:

  1. Cover letter and Selection Criteria: Please combine your cover letter and selection criteria document; stating why you are applying for the position and providing your contact details.
  2. Selection Criteria please address the selection criteria above and outline your suitability for the role. (Maximum 3 pages).
  3. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae outlining your personal details, qualifications and relevant work history, education and professional memberships. Relevant work history should commence with the most recent position you have held as well as the dates/period of employment. In the description of your work history give a brief summary of the key achievements and responsibilities for each of the positions.
  4. Work-related referees: Please add the names and contact details of three confidential referees. It is preferable that one referee should be your present Line Manager.  You may include one personal referee as well.
  5. Submission of Application: When submitting your application please combine your cover letter and resume into one document to upload.

Please send through your application in one document to applications@penrhos.wa.edu.au.

Statement of Commitment to Child Safety and Wellbeing

All children and young people who come to Penrhos College have a right to feel and be safe. We are committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where children and young people are safe and feel safe and are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.

We have a zero tolerance for child abuse and other harm and are committed to acting in student’ best interests and keeping them safe from harm.

The College regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintaining a child safe culture.

Each member of the College community has a responsibility to understand the importance and specific role that they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all students is at the forefront of all that they do and every decision that they make.

Only persons with unlimited rights to work in Australia need apply.

No agency calls please.  Applications will not be accepted through recruitment agencies for this role.

Disclaimer: Penrhos reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.