Assistant Director

The Centre for Professional Learning (CPL) and JPL, the Journal of Professional Learning, are conducted under the auspices of, and with the support of the NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF).

The NSWTF established the Centre for Professional Learning (CPL) to provide high quality training and support for Federation members in a range of educational areas. JPL is an online professional journal that seeks to enhance the quality of teaching and of public education in NSW and Australia. It has been established as an adjunct to the work of the Centre for Professional Learning.

The position of Assistant Director CPL will commence from the beginning of the 2016 school year. The Assistant Director assists the Director in the overall planning, organisation and delivery of CPL courses and edits JPL. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the CPL and ultimately is accountable to the Branch Secretary of the NSWTF. The Assistant Director assists the Director to report to the Committee of Management, the Executive, Council and Senior Officers of the union.

Position criteria

  • Complete commitment to the goals of the NSWTF and the principles of public education.
  • Wide experience in teaching and education at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of, and skills in, exemplary current practice and issues in professional learning.
  • Skills in the principles of adult education.
  • Knowledge of the range of modes of professional learning.
  • Ability to liaise with the full range of personnel involved in the operation of the CPL and JPL.
  • High-level writing and editorial skills.

Salary and conditions

The salary will be equal to that of a Head Teacher, under the relevant teacher award and the working conditions, superannuation arrangements and leave provisions will be commensurate with those of Officers of the NSWTF. The initial appointment will be for 12 months with the provision to review and extend beyond this period. The Assistant Director will be expected to attend meetings of the Council of the union.


Candidates should apply to the Branch Secretary, NSW Teachers Federation with a written application, not exceeding four A4 pages, that addresses the position criteria, and the names and contact details of two referees.

Applications should be marked Confidential: Attention John Dixon, Branch Secretary, NSW Teachers Federation and either forwarded by email to mail@nswtf.org.au or by post to Locked Bag 3010 Darlinghurst 1300.

Applications will be accepted up to close of business on Thursday, 5 November, 2015.

Inquiries should be emailed to Kathy Deacon (Director, CPL) at kdeacon@nswtf.org.au.