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Deputy Dean, Pathways School, University of Melbourne (VIC)

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  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Friday 17th November, 2023 at 5.00pm.
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Christophe Menagé
Senior Education Consultant

Trinity College’s Pathways School is located within the broader University of Melbourne campus precinct in Parkville. Nestled amongst beautifully manicured grounds and surrounded by magnificent historical buildings, the Pathways School is paradoxically cosmopolitan and contemporary, epitomising the emphasis on breadth and depth. Cutting-edge facilities embody a forward thinking, inclusive and bespoke curriculum and pedagogical ethos. A program fostering innovation and nurturing talent provides new opportunities to a diverse learning community of 1200 high achieving international students aged between 16-19 years old.

The Deputy Dean (Pathways School) is a new position that oversees, manages and guides School operations and is a key member of the Pathways School Executive Team. The Deputy Dean reports to the Dean, administers and manages the functions, frameworks, policies and procedures of a world-class education institution. Assisted by several direct reports, the role is responsible for best practice across staffing, students, finances, curriculum, academics and wellbeing. Deputising for the Dean, the position is a crucial touchpoint between all manner of departments and teams across campus, as well as external including suppliers, agents, government agencies and relevant associations.

Personifying the learner attributes and mindsets, the Deputy Dean leads the school community with heart, head and hand, intimately understanding the correlation between wellbeing, context, content and learning outcomes. The divergent thinking and solutions focused professional navigates challenge and complexity with broad intellect, sanguineness, dexterity and nous. The successful applicant is warm, sincere, and engaging, able to guide others with unassuming sophistication and reassuring confidence. The Deputy Dean intuitively and intellectually recognises synergies in order to activate the potential in, and possibilities for, all.

This is a five year fixed term contract, preferably starting early 2024 (though negotiable). The position attracts a remuneration package that is commensurate to experience and qualifications.

Applicants must have a right to work in Australia. Experience in a Tertiary setting is advantageous. Experience across educational settings is preferred.
Trinity College staff comply with the school’s child safety policies and related policies and procedures, upholding the overarching principles and values set out in legislative frameworks and regulations, at all times conducting themselves in accordance with the commitment to take all reasonable steps to promote the safety of children. Trinity College has a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, children’s wellbeing and protecting children from abuse.

Hutton Consulting Australia (HCA) is partnering with Trinity College in the search and selection process
for this position. Prospective candidates must contact Chris Menagé on 0427 703 483 or email for a confidential discussion about the role, context and application process. Subsequently, applications must be emailed to by 5:00pm on Friday 17th November, 2023.

Please note, interviewing may commence prior to the closing date upon receipt of applications. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as practicable but direct online applications will not be accepted.