About the role:

Reporting to the Principal and as a member of the Executive Team, College Advisory Committee and Finance Committee, the Vice Principal will play a crucial role in leading Sacred Heart College’s academic programs and pastoral care programs.

The Vice Principal must be a visible witness to all members of the community of our Catholic faith.

Contributing strategically to the long-term vision of Sacred Heart College, the Vice Principal will work collaboratively and in consultation with key staff to ensure high standards of behaviour are embedded in all aspects of College life, setting the tone for a positive and supportive culture at the College.

The Vice Principal will have a 0.2 FTE teaching allocation and will be required from time to time to fulfill the duties of the Principal in their absence.

The position is an Award Free Contract and the remuneration for this role is based on the Catholic Education of Western Australia salary schedule – Category nine. The successful applicant will be offered a 10-year contract, commencing 1 January 2024.


Responsibilities for this role include:

Leadership and Strategy

  • Inspire and motivate staff to work together to achieve Sacred Heart College’s strategic vision.
  • Lead College teams to set the tone of the Sacred Heart College’s culture.


  • Oversee academic programs and embed Sacred Heart College as a leader in development of pedological programs that support and leverage students’ abilities and skills.
  • Oversee Sacred Heart College’s pastoral care programs for students. Actively collaborates with key stake holders at the College to continue to refine processes to support students to be the best they can be.

Community Relations

  • The ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with student, staff, families and extended community members and gain their trust and support.


Key Competencies of Vice Principal:

  • Well-developed strategic leadership skills, with proven experience in leading teams to achieve a shared vision. Promotes an inclusive environment – ensures transparency, equability and fairness in all decision making.
  • Well-developed relational skills – demonstrates the ability to build strong connections and a deep understanding for student, staff and community needs.
  • Excellent ability to role model Agility – demonstrates a flexible approach to complex problem solving and all decision making.
  • Well-developed Emotional Intelligence - demonstrates the ability to use intuition and appreciative enquiry to help inform decisions, especially when the facts are unclear.
  • Models Sacred Heart College’s values of Compassion, Courage and Respect. These values are at the forefront of all decision making.



  • Is a strong role model of our Catholic faith and gives witness of our faith to all members of our College community.
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the Sacred Heart College charism associated with the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions and the Catholic Ethos of the College.
  • Undergraduate degree in a specific discipline with a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) or Bachelor of Education.
  • Master’s degree in education.
  • Accreditation to Lead.


Be part of something excellent. 




Applications close: 4pm, Tuesday 30 May 2023. Please provide a covering letter (four page maximum) outlining how your current experience meets the above criteria and a CV highlighting your suitability for this position.

Applications should be emailed to Principal, Mr Leo Di Gregorio, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact Mrs Christina Schrader, HR Advisor on 9246 8296.


The way we give back to our people: Sacred Heart College gives back generously to our employees with offers on many benefits such as our own wellness program, corporate healthcare rates, onsite weights and fitness studio and a very active Social Club. Sacred Heart College prides itself of living the motto of Always Striving Upwards and our three key values of Courage, Compassion and Respect encompass what it means to be part of the Sacred Heart community.


The successful applicant must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.


The current incumbent is welcome to apply.