First listed on: 10 June 2024

Director of Information Technology (Interim Appointment)


Peninsula Grammar is a K-12 coeducational school of excellence, located on the Mornington Peninsula, is renowned for its academic achievements and extensive co-curricular program. In caring for students and their learning, we encourage them to take up life's challenges both at school and beyond. Peninsula Grammar values the inherent uniqueness of every individual and fosters the pursuit of excellence in each child.

The Role

Peninsula Grammar School is seeking an interim Director of Information Technology, to lead the Information, Communication Technology Department. This is a fixed-term contract position to support the school during the existing incumbent’s leave. 

The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the strategic planning, development, implementation, and management of all ICT services and infrastructure within the school, including audio visual and security.

Your role will encompass a wide range of key responsibilities and tasks including:

  • Lead and manage the ICT team to execute projects, programs and initiatives to deliver the school's objectives
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the ICT department, ensuring smooth functioning of systems and networks
  • Develop, implement and monitor ICT policies, procedures, and best practices
  • Manage ICT projects from initiation to completion, ensuring timely delivery within budget constraints
  • Collaborate with School departments (Teaching, learning and operations) to fulfil their needs to enable strong student learning outcomes
  • Assess and monitor current technologies to maximise utilisation, benefit and value for users – staff, students and parents
  • Assess and monitor current technologies and work practices to recommend upgrades and/or improvement opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with data protection regulations, relevant state and federal legislation, cybersecurity standards, school regulatory and policy requirements
  • Provide leadership to resolve ICT technical issues and drive continuous improvement initiatives
  • Participate in vendor management, contract negotiations, and procurement activities for ICT resources
  • Maintain knowledge of ICT trends and developments to recommend solutions and initiatives to achieve best School practice

The successful candidate will be a strong technical professional with effective leadership experience and an excellent communicator. If you are passionate about leveraging technology to enhance educational experiences and possess the necessary qualifications and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. 

About You

  • Proven experience in leading and managing a team within an educational setting
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing IT strategies aligned with organisational objectives
  • In-depth knowledge of network infrastructure, information management systems (i.e. Synergetic, SchoolBox, Operoo, Clipboard, Complispace) security systems, and database management
  • Sound knowledge and experience with the Microsoft 365 enterprise suite and platform
  • Strong understanding of educational technology tools and their integration into the curriculum
  • Strong project management, budgeting, and resource allocation  
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate with staff, students, parents and external stakeholders
  • Relevant formal qualifications in IT or related field
  • Familiarity with compliance standards and data protection regulations applicable to educational institutions
  • Proactive approach to identifying emerging technologies beneficial to the school's IT environment

All positions at Peninsula Grammar require:

  • Current Working with Children Check & Police Check (or willingness to apply) 
  • First-Aid qualifications (HLTAID009 CPR Course, HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid & ASCIA anaphylaxis)
  • Child Safety training (provided by the school upon commencement)

How to Apply

Submit your current resume (with two professional referees) and a cover letter highlighting the following. Applications should be addressed to the Principal and submitted online.

Further information about Peninsula Grammar can be found at

Applications will be reviewed in upon submission, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Any queries should be made via contacting our HR team at or via phone on (03) 9788 7846.

Peninsula Grammar is a Child Safe School.

All staff are to abide by its Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy and Child Safe Code of Conduct.

All people employed by the school must be eligible to work in Australia.

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