Head of Senior School - Methodist Ladies College
Exciting opportunity for a passionate, authentic leader who is committed to supporting young people and demonstrating exceptional people leadership.
Applications are warmly invited for the position of Head of Senior School at Methodist Ladies' College. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, authentic leader who is committed to supporting young people, growing community and demonstrating exceptional people leadership.
The Head of Senior School plays a significant role at Methodist Ladies' College. The position requires:
- An inspiring educational leader with personal warmth and a visible presence.
- A relational and innovative leader with outstanding strategic and operational skills.
- An excellent communicator who fosters community and builds stakeholder capacity.
About the school:
MLC is one of Australia’s most respected and innovative schools, with over 2,000 students from Early Learning (MLC Kindle) to Year 12, including international students and boarders.
MLC is comprised of four schools: Junior School (MLC Kindle – Year 6), Junior Secondary School (Years 7 and 8), Middle School (Years 9 and 10) and Senior School (Years 11 and 12).
The Senior School program offers a comprehensive curriculum including the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBD) and Vocational Education and Training (VCE VET) pathways. Year 9 students may participate in a unique eight-week residential ‘learning by living’ experience at our remote MLC Marshmead campus near Mallacoota.
Every student at MLC is offered a wide variety of subject choices, pathways, co-curricular and leadership opportunities, and a strong support network through an extensive wellbeing program.
About the role:
As a member of the Leadership team the Head of Senior School has both strategic and operational accountability. The Head of Senior School maintains a harmonious balance between visionary educational leadership and the effective day-to-day functioning of the Senior School.
This role is instrumental in setting and amplifying the cultural tone of the Senior School. It demands a leader who can inspire, motivate, and champion our students and staff, fostering an environment where every individual can thrive and excel.
A highly visible leader, the Head of Senior School will ensure our students maintain College wide cohesive and collaborative relationships facilitating a seamless transition from Prep to Year 12. Reporting to the Principal, this role sits on the College Leadership Team which is responsible for the evolving strategic direction of the College.
The Head of Senior School leads the Senior School community, which comprises approximately 600 students across Years 11 and 12, and a team of dedicated staff.
Terms and appointment:
The successful applicant will commence at the beginning of Term 1, 2024 or as negotiated.
Applications will be received until Friday 17 November.
Methodist Ladies’ College reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.
For confidential enquiries or to obtain an application information pack please contact:
Your application should consist of a:
- Covering letter (1 page)
- Statement addressing each of the key selection criteria (no more than 2 pages)
- Curriculum Vitae including the contact details of two professional referees
- Copy of all qualifications including Academic Transcripts, Working Children Check and VIT registration (or equivalent)
Applications should be emailed to James Mundy, National Head of anzuk Executive:
Head of Senior School – Methodist Ladies' College
A concurrent search is being conducted.
Methodist Ladies' College reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.
Methodist Ladies' College is a Child Safe environment in which there is zero tolerance for child abuse. It is a condition of employment that all employees comply with all relevant policies and procedures, including Child Safe policies.