Deputy Principal St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School (QLD)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Friday 21 April, 2023 at 5.00pm.
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St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School is one of Queensland’s leading independent schools, fostering in its students a sense of confidence, compassion, academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning.  We look to all staff to be committed to and in harmony with the Anglican Ethos of the School. Located in Corinda, St Aidan’s is a Prep to Year 12 Anglican day school for girls, with a co-educational Kindergarten, and a population of approximately 900 students, reflecting our belief that students experience many benefits in a smaller school.

St Aidan’s was established in 1929 by the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent – an order of Anglican sisters committed to serving God through nurturing and serving young women.


St Aidan’s nurtures students’ personal aspirations within a vibrant learner-centered community.


St Aidan’s strives to provide excellence in education in a caring, friendly environment, where each individual, nurtured and shaped by the values of the Christian Faith, has the opportunity to achieve her full potential and to develop a passion for life and for learning.


St Aidan’s focus is to develop and promote authentic, caring, confident, creative and connected women who value reason, imaginational, truth, compassion and responsibility.

The Deputy Principal works closely with the Principal to lead and manage the School. This role provides strategic and operational support across all school areas, including teaching and learning, staff development, human resources, student wellbeing, and school operations. They work in consultation with the other members of the Educational Leadership team and Senior Leadership Team, in addition to attending all School Council and Council Sub-Committee Meetings.

We are seeking an experienced educational leader who has broad experience across all areas of school leadership and management, possessing the expertise to lead high performing teams delivering on a vibrant, holistic, learner-driven culture. This is a role that will prepare the right candidate for principalship, as it requires a candidate to demonstrate a breadth and depth of leadership across the School, and work alongside an experienced Principal to lead a growing school community.

With a negotiated start date in 2023, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide leadership and guidance on all areas of teaching and learning K-12
  • Demonstrate capacity to maintain sound organisational leadership of daily operations.
  • Lead and manage staff professional development, feedback, and review processes
  • Lead change in a collaborative manner, delivering continuous school improvement initiatives
  • Enjoy building and mentoring highly effective teams that promote staff relationships based on mutual trust and respect
  • Support the human resources function of the school, through effective recruitment and induction strategies
  • Engage positively with the school community, responding to the needs of the community in a pro-active manner.

About you:

  • A visible, relational, and adaptive leader, who understands the complexities of schools
  • A strong collaborator, who is able to manage complex relationships within a community
  • A keen attention to detail and service mindset
  • Strong and refined presentation and communication skills, accurately reflecting the School’s values and culture.
  • Possess self-motivation, creative endeavour and a willingness to accept responsibility
  • A passion for promoting the benefits of a single sex girls’ education
  • A positive attitude and a sense of humour

St Aidan’s supports the rights of children and young people and is committed to the safety, welfare and wellbeing of students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All candidates are required to undergo a screening process prior to appointment and successful candidate must comply with School policies and relevant legislation relating to Student protection.

Hutton Consulting Australia is partnering with St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion, enquiries regarding the application process and requests for the candidate information pack, please contact Fiona Hutton on 0499 000 973 or email, alternatively you may contact Tanya Thornton on

Applications close Friday 21st April, 2023 at 5:00pm