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Deputy Principal - Rathmines CFE

City of Dublin ETBRathmines, DublinFull-timePermanent

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following:

Deputy Principal

Rathmines College of Further Education

(Permanent Post with effect from 1st September 2024)

Ref: DPR24

The overall responsibility of the Deputy Principal is to assist the Principal in the management of the school.

The post currently attracts a Responsibility Allowance of Category XV (15) (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: 20th May 2024 Interviewing to commence week beginning: 27th May 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.

Qualifications 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. Profile 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. Additional Information:

• Besides the discharge of specific administrative and management duties, the Deputy Principal also exercises a leadership and motivational role in the direction of the College enterprise. Together the Principal and Deputy Principal form the senior management team of the College, he/she must work in tandem to fulfil the aims and objectives of the College. 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 College. • The Deputy Principal is required to deputise for the Principal in his/her absence in all matters organisational / administrative and in relation to discipline within the College. • The Deputy Principal must be willing to work in conjunction with / under the direction of the Principal. • The Deputy Principal will normally be required to be in attendance in the College throughout the college day. • The 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 Deputy Principal reports to the Principal. • In accordance with DE Circulars the 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. Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Deputy Principal, in collaboration with the Principal, shall have responsibility for the following key areas:

Leader – Teaching & Learning • Assist the Principal in developing a school environment which is supportive of learning and high achievement among the students. • Develop and provide appropriate learning and curriculum programmes and methods of instruction that meet the needs of all students in the school and timetabling to support them. • Promote effective teaching and learning practices across the school. • Assist in the development of the school curriculum and assessment policies. • Develop and implement systems for recording individual pupils’ progress and ensure that parents are informed regularly of the progress of their children at the school. • Assist the Principal in supporting the monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning across the school and contribute to school self-evaluation and the development of improvement plans.

Leader – School Development • Assist the Principal in the re-evaluation of the purpose, objectives and activities of the school in line with School Self-Evaluation Guidelines from the Department of Education and Skills Inspectorate. • Assist the Principal in developing the education aims and objectives of the school and devising strategies to achieve them. • Assist the Principal in co-ordinating the school plan and policies for approval by the Board of Management.

Leader – People and Teams • Develop a good working relationship with the Principal, teaching staff and ancillary staff. • Treat all staff with respect and develop positive relationships. • Assist the Principal in promoting ongoing staff development and in-service and in the identification of the staffing needs of the school – i.e. teaching and support staff. • Co-ordinate Staff Development and organise Staff Days. • Assist the Principal in advising the Board of Management as to a probationary teacher’s suitability for continued employment in the school.

Communication • Develop effective communication systems with pupils, staff, parents and the wider community. • Maintain effective relationships with the stakeholders involved (City of Dublin ETB, CE, BOM, staff, students, parents, Parents Association, Student Council and the wider school community) • Communicate with students, staff and parents in a positive, friendly and professional manner. • Implement the Code of Behaviour and all school policies with an understanding of their rationale. • Liaising with the school union representatives on matters relating to the school.

Organisational Management and Administrative Skills • Assist the Principal in the day to day management of the school, including the planning and overseeing of the daily time tabling of classes. • Assist the Principal in matters of student discipline, in the promotion of good order and general supervision between classes. • Be responsible for the roster of absent teachers and the implementation of and monitoring of the Supervision and Substitution Scheme. • Establish and maintain effective data management systems such as student records, teacher records, attendance, purchasing procedures and timetables. • Assist the Principal with break time and lunch time supervision. • Assist the Principal with morning supervision prior to school opening. • Assist the Principal at and being available for the duration of the State examinations in June. • Prepare a summary of results of the State Exams for the Board of Management. • Assist at open days and nights and award nights. • Assist with the enrolment/assessment of the First Year Cohort. • Assist in ensuring the security of the school building and safe keeping of property. • Conduct the ordinary activities of correspondence, making reports and returns of information as required by the Department of Education and the Board of Management and ensuring that arrangements are made for dealing with such administrative matters during vacation periods. • Comply with the lawful orders of the City of Dublin ETB/CE/BOM and with the rules and requirements of the Minister for Education & Skills.

Self-Awareness and Self-Management • Appreciate the importance of the Principal/Acting Deputy Principal relationship, the relationship with other members of the school community and the importance and overall impact of effective working relationships. • Set a good standard of professional interactions and ensure professional relationship boundaries are in place. • Be aware of his/her skill set and be willing to seek help and advice when required. • Uphold professional integrity at all times, e.g. discretion, confidentiality, loyalty and trust.

Candidates should note that questions relating to the key roles above will form part or all of the interview.

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. 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 to is: 12 noon on Monday 20th May 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 Monday the 20th of May 2024

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