Principal & CEO - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 03/03/2023
REF: ELCpri1222
Applications for this listing are closed

Principal & CEO

Close Date: 03/03/2023
REF: ELCpri1222
  • Significant leadership appointment
  • Champion excellence in innovative education
  • Direct and nurture this progressive school


The Position

ELTHAM College seeks to appoint an inspirational and innovative educator to the position of Principal & CEO, commencing in January 2024, following the impending retirement of Mr Simon Le Plastrier.  Mr Le Plastrier has led ELTHAM College with distinction for nearly ten years and has made a significant contribution to the College during his tenure.

Reporting to the College Board, the Principal will build on the current strengths of the school, taking it to greater heights to ensure that our young people engage with quality learning and connect this to their world, understand their effect on it, use their creativity to help shape it in positive ways and provide future leadership in it.

Leading a cohesive and aligned senior leadership team, the Principal will inspire confidence in the College, not only driving excellence in educational and pastoral outcomes but also building on the safe, caring and vibrant community that is ELTHAM College. Promoting strong enrolment levels, financial stability, effective operational management, wellbeing, a growth in philanthropy and delivery of a Master Plan will also be key aspects of this position.

You are an inspiring and authentic contemporary educational leader who values the importance of building capacity in those with whom you work. With demonstrable experience in leading and executing a vision and strategy in a complex educational environment, you are forward thinking and innovative. You have comprehensive knowledge and experience in education, strong business acumen and are a strategic thinker with demonstrated success in driving systemic change aligned to a Strategic Plan.

Superior communication and collaboration skills will combine with exceptional stakeholder management experience to build sustainable relationships across a broad community.  A creative outlook combined with high emotional intelligence and a calm and pragmatic demeanour will ensure success in this leadership position. Post graduate qualifications with a minimum level equivalent to Masters in Education Leadership are required.

The Organisation

ELTHAM College is a non-religious, coeducational, independent, open entry College offering Early Learning to Year 12 with a unique Year 9 city experience.

The College provides a supportive and challenging environment where every person has the opportunity to discover their talents and believe in their potential. We believe school is a daring adventure where children learn to think for themselves, in preparation for a future of exciting possibilities.

Located in an extraordinary environment, students experience an engaging, rigorous, world ready curriculum while being supported with warmth, care and respect.

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To apply: click on APPLY NOW and using reference ELCpri1222 address your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones or Larissa Langley, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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