Are you PETAA's next Head of Professional Learning? (NSW)
- Applications close Friday 30th September. Interviews will be conducted in October, with the candidate ideally coming on board in December 2022.
- This is a full-time, permanent role. The successful candidate must be based in our office in Newtown, NSW, with remote work optional 2 days per week.
For 50 years, the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
has been supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum. We are a dynamic, innovative and ambitious national, not for profit organisation that is experiencing an exciting period of growth and digital transformation.
We are currently seeking someone to fill the pivotal role of the Head of Professional Learning.
At a glance
The Head of Professional Learning (PL) will be an experienced primary educator looking for a new challenge in their career. In this exciting and highly rewarding position the Head of PL will successfully lead, create, and implement a thriving and high-quality professional learning program that is relevant to today’s primary educators, setting a standard of best-practice Teacher PL across Australia. Managing a team around the country and a significant department budget, the Head of PL will play a critical role in shaping the future of teacher professional development.
Reporting to the General Manager, you will be:
- Planning and programming PETAA’s entire Professional Learning program (face to face workshops, a diverse online portfolio, our annual national conference and additional programs funded by government as and when they arise).
- Working with the GM to set and meet annual PL budget targets for revenue and cost.
- Sourcing and securing new PL facilitators around the country to ensure PETAA members have access to quality PL in major states.
- Identifying new revenue opportunities through government tenders, innovative PL formats and more.
- Working with the Board PL Committee to develop the annual conference agenda and secure speakers, whilst overseeing the Events Assistant in logistical and venue arrangements. Additionally responsible for the conference financial targets being achieved.
- Securing, where required and/or appropriate, state-based accreditation for PL courses (e.g. NESA).
- Managing a successful PL and events team of 3, recruiting and training new staff where required.
- Liaising with the Marketing and Communications team on the optimisation of the PL marketing strategy to ensure budgetary success.
- Acting as MC at various PL and training events on a needs-only basis, both online and face to face.
Our ideal candidate
- A minimum of 15 years’ experience in primary education, including at least 5 years in a leadership or administrative role within a school.
- A deep understanding of Professional Learning needs and opportunities for the modern-day primary educator, a passion for literacy and an impressive knowledge of the Australian Curriculum: English.
- A collaborative approach to working with the General Manager, to set and manage a departmental budget, across both revenue and costs, with the ability to think proactively and agilely about the year and its financial goals.
- Exceptional multi-tasking and prioritising ability across a diverse program, proactively seeking out new opportunities including emerging areas of learning, new experts, and government tenders.
- Inspirational leadership skills for a small but growing team of professionals around the country, encompassing educators, events and administration professionals.
- Driven to build on and expand PETAA’s annual conference as the leading primary literacy conference in Australia.
- Impressive communication skills across a range of internal and external stakeholders.
Candidates should send a CV and cover letter to [email protected] outlining their suitability for the role and reasons behind applying. The cover letter should consist of no more than 1000 words, and specifically address the required experience and skills, as well as any relevant commentary on the key responsibilities of the role. Your application should include 2 references with contact details. These references would not be contacted before a second interview.
Applications close Friday 30th September. Interviews will be conducted in October, with the candidate ideally coming on board in December 2022.
This is a full-time, permanent role. The successful candidate must be based in our office in Newtown, NSW, with remote work optional 2 days per week.