English Coordinator (Head of English)

Website Maitland Christian School

With solid growth of the School in the local community, student numbers and facilities, we are in a great stage of School development.

Due to an internal promotion, Maitland Christian School is excited to be seeking expressions of interest for an English Coordinator role commencing at the start of Term 3, 2024.

Heading up the leadership of the English department, this executive position is ideally suited to an experienced leader excited to lead the team in the next stage of School improvement. The role is expected to be a Coordinator 2 salary with release time allowance.

Apply online by visiting our Employment Page  www.maitlandcs.nsw.edu.au/contact-us/employment/

We reserve the right to close this position prior to the application closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

Essential Criteria

  • A teacher and a leader with a passion for transformational Christian Education integrated into the curriculum and delivered in a framework with an increasing missional focus;
  • A committed Christian actively involved in their local church;
    An ability to actively subscribe to and promote the foundational beliefs and doctrines of Maitland Christian School Limited;
  • A relational and empowering leader, able to grow staff vision and capacity for Christian Education and skills to relate well to staff, students, parents and the broader community;
  • A strategic leader, who can grow the breadth and impact of English teaching and programs across the School;
  • A collaborative leader, able to collectively draw out the capacity of the English team to pursue ongoing excellence and who can interact with the Instructional Coaching Team to effect improved student learning outcomes across these faculties;
  • Experience teaching English throughout Years 7-12;
  • A willingness to learn, grow and be coached as both a teacher and leader;
  • An understanding of Christian Education in the context of a ministry of a local Church;
  • The ability to operate in a strengths-based framework and to develop staff and student culture around this framework;
  • Experience in the delivery and leadership of quality teaching practices based on an evidenced-based quality teaching framework with explicit teaching foundations;
  • A leader with an understanding of the requirements of supporting students with learning diagnoses in a mainstream classroom environment;
  • Well-developed communication, administration and interpersonal skills

Selection Process

The School’s Selection Committee will consider applications as they are submitted and prepare a shortlist of candidates for interview. The School may move more quickly to interview highly suitable applicants. It is expected that at least one round of interviews will be undertaken with the successful applicant appointed to the School staff, ideally commencing duties at the beginning of Term Three 2024.

All children and young people who come to a Maitland Christian School Ltd campus have a right to feel and be safe. We are committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where children and young people are safe and feel safe and are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives. The School’s Statement of Commitment to Child Safety has been designed to reflect the National Principles for Child Safe Organisation which is a responsibility of ALL staff.


Salary will align with NSW Christian Schools Teaching Staff Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2020-2023 at the successful applicant’s level of responsibility and experience. Given the School’s size and the supporting leadership structure, a teaching load will form part of the role.

Have a Questions?

If you would like further information, please contact us at – jobs@maitlandcs.nsw.edu.au

Interested in Applying?

Maitland is a growing and vibrant city located in the beautiful Lower Hunter Valley in regional NSW. It offers a picturesque rural setting combined with excellent community facilities that make it an attractive regional location. With proximity to Newcastle and nearness to Sydney, all of the benefits of regional NSW living are available while accessing more extensive city opportunities.

The English Coordinator (Years 7 – 12) is a member of the School Executive Team to advance the Purpose, Values, and Strategic Intentions of Maitland Christian School in the School’s Secondary department.

A strategic and relational leader, the English Coordinator, will oversee and empower the English staff to further enable the flourishing of the Secondary School in their pursuit of excellence in Christian Education and faith development. They will also contribute to the richness of the School Executive team and the broader life of the school.

Relocation Considerations

Reasonable relocation costs will be available to assist the right applicant, should this be required. Requests for further information should be directed to jobs@maitlandcs.nsw.edu.au

To apply for this job please visit www.maitlandcs.nsw.edu.au.

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