Director of Professional Innovation and Practice – Danebank Anglican School for Girls (NSW)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Friday 9th April 2021 at 5.00pm
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Founder & Director Executive Search

Danebank Anglican School for Girls (NSW) is seeking an innovative and dynamic educator to lead Professional Innovation and Practice (P-12).

Danebank is one of the leading Christian girls’ schools in Australia with a wonderful reputation and proud history of excellence and innovation in thinking, learning and care. Located in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Danebank’s purpose is to nurture and develop girls from Pre-K to Year 12 to develop into magnificent women of influence who flourish in every aspect of their lives and so serve and shape Christ’s world. The life of the school is anchored in the Christian faith and their worship and spiritual life is grounded in the Anglican tradition.

Danebank’s approach to education is contemporary and holistic: integrating student wellbeing, learning and personal development to help shape the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual aspects of each individual. A culture of excellence in learning and wellbeing is fostered, cultivated by research and innovation. Danebank acknowledges and values the contribution that all staff, teaching and operational, make to the achievement of the School’s strategy and is committed to supporting all staff in their endeavours towards excellence and continuous improvement.

Head of Professional Innovation and Practice
This is a new role as Danebank transitions to a refreshed structure within the overall Pre-K to 12 school. Beginning in Term 3, 2021 or with a negotiated start date, the Head of Professional Innovation and Practice is a key leadership position at Danebank, working collaboratively with a range of teams across the school. Working strategically and closely with the Principal and the Executive, the Head of Professional Innovation and Practice will be an outstanding educator with a capacity to build strong relationships, implement initiatives and ensure embedded improvement practices.

Responsible for the development of the Danebank Student Graduate profile, the Head of Professional Innovation and Practice will be an experienced leader of initiatives with an understanding of contemporary learning frameworks. With a strong interest in girls’ education, the successful candidate will hold relevant education qualifications, be an agile thinker, adept at communication and able to manage change and continuous improvement.
Key Selection Criteria

  • Proven capacity to shape culture and to foster an authentic commitment to the Christian mission and values of Danebank
  • Progressive-thinking and innovative educator able to lead all aspects of the learning and development of staff (teaching and operational) and leaders at Danebank
  • Strong, proven ability to think and plan strategically, delivering key strategic projects across a whole school, supporting a collaborative and integrated approach with teaching, learning and caring frameworks
  • Promote and enable best practice in an evidence-based, research-driven pedagogy in the learning environments
  • An excellent communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills able to lead and engage teams, students and the community

Danebank Anglican School for Girls is committed to child safety. All Danebank members of staff are required to comply with applicable child protection legislation and are responsible for ensuring that the School’s Child Safe policies, procedures and programs are at the forefront of all we do. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening and adhere to the School’s Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

Danebank Anglican School for Girls has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. All candidates will require an application pack from us. DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain further details please contact the lead consultant Fiona Hutton 0499 000 973 or

Applications close on Friday 9th April at 5pm.