Assistant Principal – Wellbeing Communities Kempsey Adventist School (NSW)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Monday October 11, 5:00pm, 2021

Kempsey Adventist School is seeking a dynamic, relational Christian leader to shape wellbeing and pastoral care.

Located on the northern coastline of NSW near Crescent Head, Kempsey Adventist School (KAS) is a welcoming, Christ-centred community. An aspirational, future-focused, learning community where both the individual and collective team exhibit a growth mindset to achieve educational excellence. It is a close-knit community, founded on the principles of nurture, learning and service.

Kempsey Adventist School (KAS) is passionate about Christianity. They recognise each student is a unique creation of a loving God, with strengths and weaknesses, gifts and talents. The school aims to identify these characteristics and nurture individual growth in the context of a loving and caring Christian community, regardless of religious or cultural background.

The Assistant Principal- Wellbeing Communities (Years 5-12) will support the Principal in providing both strategic and day-to-day leadership in developing the schools strategic direction of wholistic growth for students in Years 5-12. The core purpose of the job is to work with Community Team leaders and staff to create a sense of belonging within the school community based on quality relationships. The Assistant Principal- Wellbeing Communities works closely with the School Executive and supports the Principal in the leadership of KAS and may assume the role of Acting Deputy Principal in the absence of the Deputy Principal.

This role will lead the transition to a vertical pastoral system (Communities) designed to support, and proactively engage in the wellbeing needs of students. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, relational leader, with a clear capacity to engage in the broader School community able to demonstrate:

  • Ethical and courageous leadership which supports the mission and ethos of the School.
  • Strategic and creative capacity to lead, implement and engage the Staff in innovation and improvement
  • Expertise in contemporary wellbeing practice and pastoral care structures
  • Outstanding collaborative and consultative skills across the School community
  • Capacity to attract and develop staff and nurture a culture of growth to drive improvement
  • Emotional intelligence, adaptability and a future focused mindset

Kempsey Adventist School is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.

Kempsey Adventist School has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the full position description please contact the lead consultant Dr Amanda Samson on 0433 356 911 or email

Applications close:   Monday October 11, 2021  at 5.00pm