Head of Junior Secondary

Job Description

Lighthouse Christian School is an independent, co-educational school, Kindy to year 12. The school, founded in 1993, is currently experiencing rapid enrolment growth.

Staff are committed Christians, dedicated, passionate and professional in all they do, providing comprehensive support for students in their academic, social, sporting, cultural and spiritual endeavours. 

The school has a growing reputation for extraordinary care and nurture of students as well as a commitment to spiritual growth, and evidence-based teaching for learning practices.

The Head of Junior Secondary (Y7-9) is a member of the school's Educational Leadership Team and is responsible to the Principal for the educational leadership, pastoral care and organisational culture of Junior Secondary.

The role includes a teaching load of of approximately 0.3 FTE.



Ideally, our new Head of Junior Secondary will commence on 1 July 2024, however this will be negotiated with the successful applicant.


About You:

The successful applicant will be:

  1. an experienced and effective educational leader, ideally in an independent secondary school context;
  2. an effective written and verbal communicator with strong interpersonal skills;
  3. committed to a culture of continuous school improvement; 
  4. a practicing Christian with a living, active faith.

Applicants will have a current teacher registration through Queensland College of Teachers.


Position Responsibilities:

Applicants may obtain a comprehensive Position Description for this role by emailing hr@lcs.qld.edu.au



Applications close Monday 20th May 2024.

An application addressed to the Principal should consist of the the following:

  1. A 1-page Cover Letter of Introduction
  2. A Curriculum Vitae (5 page maximum) clearly stating each position you have held over the last ten years, and outlining key responsibilities and outcomes achieved while holding these roles.
  3. A Referee List containing:

           a) at least two professional referees who can substantiate the work included in your CV.

           b) at least one personal referee, ideally a church member who can verify your faith practice.