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Head of Secondary

About ACC Southlands

Australian Christian College (ACC) is a protestant non-denominational, Christian Education organisation, whose mission is to develop each and every student to be equipped spiritually, academically, socially and physically to flourish into their full potential, and be a positive influence on the world around them. ACC is wholeheartedly committed to excellence in education so that students are “well known, well loved, and well taught” by dedicated trained Christian staff.

ACC is part of Christian Education Ministries (CEM), with 13 schools in 5 states, and is also the largest non-government Distance Education provider in Australia. 

ACC Southlands is a growing school community located in the beautiful city of Albany. There are approximately 270 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 on-campus with a further 620 students from Pre-primary to Year 12 in our Distance Education cohort. Although we are growing rapidly, we are focused on sustainably stewarding God’s creation and we have a heart that all students will be well known, well loved, and well taught. See a video of the Principal giving insight into the school here

For more information about CEM read our Employee Value Proposition.

About the role

Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced educational leaders for the position of Head of Secondary.

The Head of Secondary (On-Campus) is responsible for maintaining and developing the positive culture and community of the on-campus secondary school, ensuring students have access to high quality teaching and learning. The Head of Secondary (On-Campus) reports directly to the principal.

This full-time position (with a 0.2 FTE teaching load) is expected to start January 2025 (open to negotiation).

The position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for identity, rights to work in Australia, and child protection in accordance with CEM policy.


About you

First and foremost, you will have a sincere and steadfast relationship with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Out of this relationship, you will act graciously toward all members of the school community and think biblically through opportunities and challenges associated with being in a leadership role within a Christian school. You will be a spiritual and educational servant-leader who seeks the good of others.

More specifically, you will have:

  • a vibrant Christian faith, evidenced by service in your local church;
  • the ability to articulate your faith to others;
  • a commitment to the transformative power of the Gospel in the lives of students and staff alike; and,
  • experience in educational leadership


  • Work within a school leadership and group executive leadership that has a clear Christian vision and a strong Christian culture. 
  • Attractive salary package (including salary packaging options).
  • Play an active part in growing the school and providing quality Christian care to students.
  • Grow in your faith, skills, and experience as you received support from the Principal and CEM Executive Team and Head Office
  • Relocation assistance may be available (depending on circumstances)

How to Apply

Interviews will be held in Albany and in Perth upon close of applications (deadline 14 July 2024). 

Applications should include:

  • Covering letter
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Certified copies of academic qualifications
  • Contact details for at least 2 referees

Your referees need to be people whose knowledge of you as a leader is up-to-date. Referees are to include:

  • The senior pastor of your local church
  • If you hold a current leadership role, the principal of your school
  • If you hold a Principal’s position, your current chair of the school board

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate an active Christian faith commitment
  • Hold suitable teaching qualifications
  • Be registered with the TRBWA (or be eligible to register if coming from out of state)
  • Demonstrate evidence of performing successfully in leadership positions in Christian schools
  • Provide satisfactory referees

In addition, a comprehensive Information Pack is available by confidential request via [email protected]

How to Apply

Only applicants who apply via the link below will be considered:


Job posted on: 2024-05-24