Macleod College is a P-12 school with an enrolment of 530 students, (Prep-6, 115, Year 7-12 415). The College has over thirty feeder primary schools, drawing many students for whom Macleod is not the closest school.
The core values of the college are formed from the title RESPECT :
responsibility, equality, strive, pride, excellence, connectedness and trust. These values underpin the way all elements of the college work together.
College facilities have been enhanced with the completion of a new building for Years 3-6 and major refurbishments in other learning areas. Open learning spaces are used alongside traditional classrooms, allowing for flexibility in teaching and learning styles.
The college has a strong improvement focus and which has seen an important shift in the way teachers work, with far greater emphasis on the use of data to inform their practice and the implementation of differentiated teaching and learning strategies. Teachers work as part of professional learning teams, refining and developing their approaches in order to maximize student outcomes. Other organisational structures within the college include a school improvement team, leadership team, consultative committee, and school focus groups that provide opportunities for dialogue and debate on a range of issues.
The curriculum program is sequential from Prep to Year 12 and is based on the eight key learning areas. An integrated approach to curriculum delivery is implemented in the Early Years, and in the Middle Years students study a combination of integrated and core subjects. Additional elective subjects, designed to meet the students’ special needs or interests are offered at Years 9 and 10. Students in years 11 and 12 have the opportunity to undertake either VCE or VCAL, both of which are supported by a large number of VET studies available through the Northern Metropolitan VET Cluster. The curriculum is extended by German LOTE programs, an active student leadership program, peer support, Wellbeing and Positive Education, and extensive camps and excursions. International students and exchanges with our German sister school provide unique opportunities for travel and cross-cultural learning experiences. The College also offers a wide range of extension and enrichment programs.
The college has established the Macleod College Music Academy. This program provides a wide variety of learning and sharing experiences by connecting students, parents, staff and community members through the medium of music (tuition, performance and celebration).
Started in 2016, the Intensive English Language Centre (IELC) was open to assist newly arrived students to Australia to establish a grounding in the English Language.
Macleod College understands the importance of providing our students with relevant and engaging curruculum, we promote an enthusiasm for learning and develop skills required to be adaptable, resourcesful and flexible thinkers. Plus, our BYOD model allows students and parents to choose thier own learning device that is aligned to the schools IT requirements.
A new strategic plan was implemented in 2016 with the following improvement goals:
- To increase personalisation of learning, supported by the use of digital tools at school, at home and in the community, so that students learning growth is above benchmarks as evidenced through NAPLAN data, and a 21st century skills program at years 5 to 12.
- To improve VCE predicted study scores so that they are above state benchmarks as evidenced through VCE data analysis
- To build high levels of leadership and collaboration within the College, between the College, other schools and education services and community partners.
Demonstrated capacity to lead an office team, including capacity for directing the work of others.SC2
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in respect to human resource and financial management records systems.SC3
Sound knowledge of financial management legal requirements and practices, including the capacity to produce reports and provide advice in respect to those reports.SC4
High level organizational skills, including the capacity to prioritise work flows.SC5
High level written and verbal communication skills.SC6
Demonstrated ability to work cohesively in a team environment and develop a positive team climate.
Attendance requirement for this position is for the successful applicant to undertake duties for all of the 30 days additional paid leave
A Business Manager role will usually undertake tasks that impact on the whole school. The role seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, finance or human resources.
Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy. Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.
Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility. Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases. Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice in matters relating to the school finance, human resources or school administration.
Macleod College requires a dynamic person to contribute to whole-of-school development. Contribution to the team and the formation of its culture will be key aspects of the role along with the technical knowledge required of the position. Closely supporting the principal and connecting with a diverse community are important aspects of the role.
- Manage and direct the preparation of annual budgets and regular financial statements and contribute to the financial decision making of the school.
- Prepare funding submissions for the leadership team and school council.
- Direct the accounting processes of the school and ensure that all funds, including school investments, are effectively accounted for according to Treasury regulations.
- Provide advice to staff on spending against budget in respect to faculties, programs and other school projects.
- Administer government grants and other school income.
- Manage fund raising activities.
- Manage recruitment procedures and ensure all policy and legal requirements are met.
- Develop and implement professional development programs for staff and provide advice in the development of professional development policy throughout the school.
- Manage industrial relations policy and procedures.
- Develop and implement human resource planning, strategies and guidelines.General Administration
Manage School Resources
- Ensure the provision of a range of administrative support functions for the Principal and teaching staff.
- Provide administrative support to external service providers as required.
- Manage the processing of student admissions, registrations, enrolments and transfers.
- Provide required level of administrative support for school events, functions and projects.
- Implement induction programs for new staff, volunteers and other workers to the school.
Support School Council
- Coordinate the use and maintenance of school buildings and equipment.
- Liaise and negotiate with service providers in respect to the cost and quality of services.
- Supervise the delivery of contracted services.
- Manage the development and collection of resource material at the school.
- Draft reports and make recommendations on operational issues.
- Evaluate and report on the operational efficiency of computer systems in production, making recommendations for improvement where appropriate.
- Develop techniques and procedures that will affect work practices beyond the work place.
- Manage a technical program with a broad scope across the school. ¿
Who May Apply
Applicants need to meet the following criteria:
- Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position
- Have a current Working with Children Check.
EEO AND OHS Commitment
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.
Child Safe Standards
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx -