Deputy Principal – Wellbeing and Operations Seymour College (SA)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Monday 5 September, 5:00pm, 2022

Founded in 1922, Seymour College is one of Australia’s leading day and boarding schools for girls, conveniently located in Glen Osmond, at the foothills the Adelaide Hills, SA. Students and staff enjoy a spacious 25-acre campus, providing a unique environment where girls (and boys in the Early Years) can thrive in their learning and find their own worth, beliefs and values.

At Seymour we value and promote Complete Achievement where student success is measured by academic excellence as well as the breadth of the girls’ engagement through serving and interacting with others in their community. This captures the broader essence of their capabilities to function as active citizens beyond school and to display the confidence and abilities to undertake whatever comes next.

The College’s values of excellence, innovation, and respect, taken together, enable the realisation of our vision for girls – to develop young women of strength, optimism and justice, confident for the future. In addition, the College’s motto, Crescam Ministrando – I grow by serving, recognises the importance of sending out into the world a generation who understand the power of advocacy and those who have a desire to make a difference.

Our innovative educators and staff are dedicated to helping our girls fulfil their potential and realise their Complete Achievement by prioritising the girls’ learning experiences and wellbeing throughout their time at the College.

The College is affiliated with the Uniting Church in Australia.

Seymour College invites applications from experienced leaders with a commitment to girls’ education and an inspiring vision for schools of the future. The school seeks an outstanding leader who demonstrates courage, an ethical disposition and an appreciation of the College’s traditions and values. The successful candidate will be a motivated, relational, and dynamic leader with a commitment to honouring the strong heritage of the College, but ready to guide and lead the school into the next phase of its future.

Commencing in 2023, The appointee will be able to:

  • Drive and have oversight of the daily operations of the College
  • Clearly articulate the benefits of girls’ education to all stakeholders
  • Through an evidence-based approach, develop and implement a sustainable, College-wide student wellbeing program
  • Demonstrate a high level of engagement in education, with thorough knowledge of developments at international, national, and state levels
  • Lead, manage and communicate innovation with a clarity, and inclusive evidence-based approach
  • Manage high level and complex community wellbeing matters
  • Demonstrate an understanding of all elements of school leadership that is required to successfully manage finances, risk, human resources, and facilities
  • Demonstrate expertise in developing professional partnerships with external bodies to support the College in achieving its vision
  • Demonstrate a commitment to supporting the Uniting Church values and ethos of the College with the ability to lead a diverse and inclusive community

About you:

  • A visible, relational, and adaptive leader, who understands the complexities of schools
  • A strong collaborator, who is able to manage and work with teams effectively within a community
  • A creative leader, who is comfortable with working organically, self-driven and enjoys initiating new ideas
  • A keen attention to detail as evidenced in a capacity to execute multiple projects concurrently
  • Strong and refined presentation and communication skills, with the ability to speak publicly with confidence and clarity and ensure that all written communication is respectful and reflective of the school’s values and culture.
  • A positive attitude and a sense of humour

Seymour is a child safe environment. The College actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students and all College staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm, in accordance with their legal and ethical obligations including child safe standards. Seymour’s Code of Conduct is available on our website.

Seymour College 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 candidate information pack please contact the lead consultant Darren Roylett on 0488001064or email

Please APPLY DIRECTLY to Hutton Consulting Australia. Only suitably qualified applicants will be contacted.

Applications Close Monday 5th September at 5.00pm