Head of Digital Learning and Practice Wesley College (VIC)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Thursday 28th October, 2021 at 5:00pm.
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Wesley College is seeking an experienced and innovative educator, to lead and inspire the College’s continued development of digital pedagogies.

Wesley College Melbourne, a school of the Uniting Church, established in 1866, is one of Australia’s leading and most respected co-educational independent schools. With an enrolment of 3,400 students from three-year olds to Year 12, it comprises three metropolitan campuses in Melbourne, at St Kilda Road, Glen Waverley and Elsternwick, outdoor education sites at Chum Creek, Mallana and Lochend, a Year 9 residential campus at Clunes, and the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School in the Kimberley region, Western Australia.

Wesley College embraces a True Education, through a set of values and beliefs in an outstanding academic, liberal education and a vision of learning captured in four timeless principles described by Jacques Delors:  learning to know; learning to do; learning to live with; and learning to be. In bringing a True Education to life, Wesley College staff are committed to: fostering learning for all; the highest levels of contemporary practice; upholding the values of Wesley College; and leadership of self and others.

With a negotiated start date in 2022, the Head of Digital Learning and Practice will be a member of the College Executive Information Technology Committee and work across all campuses of Wesley College. Reporting to the Director of Learning, they will deliver the ‘Digital by Default’ college wide strategy and lead and coordinate the work of the Digital Learning and Practice Team. This role requires collaboration with the Learning Leadership Team, College leadership, People and Culture, and Information Technology teams to design and deliver an ongoing training and coaching program to support and implement digital learning initiatives across all campuses of Wesley College.

The ideal candidate will possess clear change management and adaptive thinking skills and inspire a culture of innovation, creativity, and collaboration. They will engage with current research and actively participate in professional learning networks by engaging in writing articles, and delivering presentations for parents, colleagues and the wider community as required. The Head of Digital Learning and Practice will bring an evidence based approach to their decision making, keeping abreast of new practice, emerging technologies, and future technology directions.

This role also supports the development and implementation of Digital Wellbeing and Cyber Safety initiatives across the College.

Key selection criteria include:

  • Experience and strong knowledge of contemporary digital pedagogical approaches to enhancing classroom teaching practice
  • Experience in leading and managing the implementation of professional learning programs supporting staff in developing their digital technology skills
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft suite, Teams, SharePoint, and other related M365 software
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Surface devices to support teaching and learning
  • Commitment to ongoing development of knowledge and understanding of improving and optimising the learning and reporting outcomes for students
  • Experience in leading and managing the implementation of an integrated learning management system
  • Ability to think strategically and implement change management strategies with a focus on building relationships

Wesley College has a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, children’s wellbeing and protecting children from abuse.  A current Working with Children Check and National Police Certificate are essential requirements of this role.

Wesley College has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion, all enquiries regarding the application process and requests for the full position description, please contact the lead consultant; Fiona Hutton on Mob: 0499 000 973 or fiona@hutton.education or Rob Sieben, on rob.sieben@hutton.education

Applications are due: Thursday 28th October, 5:00pm.