Acting Deputy Principal (Specific Purpose Contract)

City of Dublin ETBCabra, County DublinFull-timeTemporaryContract

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following:

Acting Deputy Principal Cabra

Community College

(Specific Purpose Contract)


The overall responsibility of the Acting Deputy Principal is to assist the Principal in the management of the school. The post currently attracts a Responsibility Allowance of Category XI (11) (subject to verification) per annum. Terms and conditions of employment: As per the Department of Education and Skills directives.

A minimum of five years wholetime teaching experience is essential for the above post

Proposed Timeframe: Shortlisting will take place week commencing: 5th August 2024 Interviews will be held on: 12th August 2024 *All dates are subject to change and are for guidance only

Salary: In accordance with the relevant Department of Education Class III Salary Scales and appropriate qualification allowances.

Additional Information:

• Besides the discharge of specific administrative and management duties, the Acting Deputy Principal also exercises a leadership and motivational role in the direction of the school enterprise. Together the Principal and Acting Deputy Principal form the senior management team of the school, he/she must work in tandem to fulfil the aims and objectives of the school. That teamwork is also broadened to include the post holders to form part of the management team and the staff whose co-operation and commitment are also vital to the achievement of the goals of the school. • The Acting Deputy Principal is required to deputise for the Principal and his/her absence in all matters organisational / administrative and in relation to discipline within the school. • The Acting Deputy Principal must be willing to work in conjunction with / under the direction of the Principal. • The Acting Deputy Principal will normally be required to be in attendance in the school throughout the school day. • The Acting Deputy Principal may also be required by the Board of Management to be present in the school for periods during the State Examinations and for other periods outside the normal opening hours and days of the school such as may be necessary from time to time. • The Acting Deputy Principal reports to the Principal. • In accordance with DE Circulars the Acting Deputy Principal shall enter into an agreement with the Principal to undertake certain administrative duties from time to time, commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.


Academic: The person appointed must have the necessary academic qualifications for permanent appointment to a teaching post under an Education and Training Board i.e. a University degree or equivalent.

Teaching Experience: Not less than five years wholetime teaching experience. In this context, wholetime teaching service may be taken to be permanent wholetime, temporary wholetime and EPT/PRT wholetime service where the full 22 hours are worked weekly for the full college year.


The successful candidate will: • Be a leader, committed to the highest standards of education, provision, administration and governance. • Have a passion for education. • Have strong people management and organisation skills. • Be a visionary and have experience in delivering projects through team work. • Be community minded and conscious of the role the school plays in the local community.

Declaration: Applicants will be required to declare whether they have previously availed of a Public Service scheme of incentivised early retirement, including schemes not specifically mentioned above. Applicants will also be required to declare any entitlements to a Public Service pension benefit (in payment or preserved) from any other Public Service employment and/or where they have received a payment-in-lieu in respect of service in any Public Service employment.

Referees: Candidates must supply details of two referees on their application form, please note that these referees should have knowledge of you and your work to whom professional reference can be made. One of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Notes: • Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all applications are received on time. Any technical difficulties encountered by the sender when forwarding applications are not the responsibility of the City of Dublin ETB. Therefore candidates are strongly advised to submit applications well before the 12 Noon deadline on the specified closing date. • Your application will be assessed on the information you submit. Please ensure all sections are completed fully and accurately, giving clear evidence of qualifications, skills and experience. Incomplete applications may not be considered. • City of Dublin ETB may contact the named referees and/or employers for a reference should you be called to interview.

Latest date for receipt of completed application forms is: 12 noon on Friday 2nd August 2024 Late applications will not be accepted. Shortlisting may take place. Canvassing will disqualify. City of Dublin Education and Training Board is an equal opportunities employer. Please see information guide for further details.

The closing date for applications is Friday the 2nd of August 2024

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