Head of Science MLC School (NSW)

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  • Permanent role
  • Applications close:  Wednesday 8th June, 2022 at 5:00pm.
Kirsti H-M
Kirsti Hitz-Morton
Senior Education Consultant

MLC School is an independent, non-selective Uniting Church school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 located in the inner western Sydney suburb of Burwood, New South Wales, Australia. MLC School’s mission is to educate and inspire young women to be fearless thinkers, with moral courage and compassion to be agents of change in their own lives and the lives of others.

Their highly professional staff, challenge girls and encourage them to question traditional perceptions and roles of women. The MLC School girl is empowered with skills and capabilities that enable her to be adaptive, compassionate and courageous, so she can confidently take her place in an ever-changing world.

MLC School offers two pathways to matriculation, the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

With a negotiable start date, The Head of Faculty (Science), leads, develops and promotes the academic Science program in Years 7 to 12 and maintains the development of authentic learning experiences. Reporting to the Deputy Head of the Senior School, this leadership role is responsible for nurturing and supporting an environment where teachers can thrive through an emphasis on reflective practice, self-improvement and collaboration. The Head of Faculty leads a team of science teachers in the development and delivery of a high quality, meaningful curriculum through contemporary teaching practice and pedagogy to make a difference in the lives of students. A proven ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders and inspire staff to be continuous learners, capable of integrating new ideas and developing practice, is essential.

The successful candidate will be a suitably qualified professional with extensive experience teaching to a senior level. An interest in or experience of the IB, and be able to demonstrate:

  • Expertise in planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs that foster the social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth of students
  • Role modelling of effective reflective practice, professional growth and high levels of practice
  • Capacity to engage collaboratively with leaders of the Learning and Teaching team, teachers and other specialists across the school
  • Experience in delivering service excellence to parents and carers
  • Knowledge of current and emerging educational developments in Science
  • Capacity to collaborate and network with others and lead high performing teams

MLC School is a child safe environment. The school is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees will be required to comply with the school’s Code of Conduct and Child Safe Policies and have a current Working with Children Check. All employees at MLC School must comply with current Public Health Orders pertaining to COVID-19 vaccinations.

MLC School 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 a candidate information pack, please contact the lead consultant Kirsti Hitz-Morton on 0434 914 188 or via email  Kirsti.hitz-morton@hutton.education  


Closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th June 2022, 5pm.