29 August, 2022


Head of Junior School

  • Full time, maximum term tenure
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Relocation assistance available

The role

Scotch Oakburn College has an outstanding opportunity for an inspiring, innovative, and experienced educational leader, to commence in July 2023.  The Head of Junior School actively leads the Junior School Leadership Team to deliver educational programs from Early Learning to Year 5, ensuring student learning and wellbeing objectives are facilitated within a caring environment that aligns with the College ethos.

A member of the College Executive, this position is instrumental in driving long term strategic outcomes of the Junior School, through various projects and initiatives outlined in the College’s strategic vision, SOC2035.

To succeed in this role, extensive school leadership with a strong focus on leading people and the diligent management of complex financial and human resource structures will be required.

Our College

Scotch Oakburn College is an independent, co-educational, open-entry day and boarding school in association with the Uniting Church in Australia. The College provides a world class education to approximately 1,300 students, from Early Learning to Year 12.  Through the provision of academic, pastoral, and co-curricular programs, the College provides a holistic education designed to prepare students for their future.

The College operates across three campuses, with the Junior School and Boarding House on the Elphin Campus, located just a short drive from the Middle School and Senior School located on the Penquite Campus, both in the eastern suburbs of Launceston.  It also operates an Outdoor Education Centre from its third campus in the Fingal Valley, located an hour from Launceston.

Living in Launceston

Considering relocation to Tasmania?  Awarded the Australian Town of the Year in 2022, Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities where Georgian and Victorian architecture still feature in the well-preserved cityscape.  Established around the joining of three waterways, the local lifestyle is one to embrace the outdoors.  From the picturesque walks of the Cataract Gorge Reserve to a vast array of hikes and world class mountain bike trails at our doorstep, Launceston is a place that nurtures the adventurer.

With four distinct seasons that offer an abundance of sunshine and rainfall, the Tamar Valley is a flourishing food and wine region, and Launceston’s Harvest Market is considered one of the best in the country. A renowned culinary destination with restaurateurs capitalising on the fresh supply of local farmers, producers and distillers, Launceston was named a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in November 2021.  Visit www.tasmania.com.au to learn more about our unique lifestyle.

Download the full position description here – Scotch Oakburn College position description Head of Junior School 2023

Applications close at 5.00pm Monday, 26 September 2022

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