We are seeking to appoint a Director of Pre-Prep, who will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Pre-Prep year within a whole school framework. 

Reporting Line

The Director of Pre-Prep reports directly to the Head of Junior School, and will work collaboratively with the Assistant Head of Junior School – Teaching and Learning, and Assistant Head of Junior School - Pastoral and Administration.

The Role

The role of Director of Pre-Prep is an important Middle Management role with particular responsibilities for education, pastoral care and day-to-day administration in the Early Learning Centre (ELC). As a member of the Somerville House Staff, the Director of Pre-Prep will support and uphold the values and ethos of Somerville House by providing a professional and positive role model for staff and students. 

The Director of Pre-Prep is expected to support the philosophy and aims of Somerville House and the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA), including keeping abreast of current and possible future directions and trends in education to enhance the work of Somerville House in the future.

Skills and Qualifications we require

  • understanding and knowledge of all policies and procedures 
  • honesty, integrity and confidentiality
  • energy, drive and demonstrated diligence
  • demonstrated loyalty and supportiveness
  • demonstrated team player
  • an ability to influence staff and students positively
  • an understanding of critical current and future orientated educational issues
  • an innovative, creative and flexible thinker
  • excellent organisational skills
  • excellent attention to timeline
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or higher (recognised by ACECQA)
  • current Blue Card or exemptions card (for Working with Children)
  • Compliance History Statement
  • undertake a Criminal History Check
  • current Child-Care First Aid and CPR Qualifications (HLTAID004)

This is a permanent full-time position. The normal hours of duty for this position are 38 hours per week to be worked during the normal office hours of 8.00am and 4.30pm.

Applications for this position close 5.00pm, Sunday 4 July 2021.


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Director – Pre-Prep | Position Description (PDF 195KB)

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