School Manager (Head of School)

Are you a courageous and compassionate leader who believes in the importance of a place for all children to shine?

Kinma is a dynamic independent progressive school situated in a beautiful bushland setting in Sydney offering a unique child-centred education for preschool and primary school aged children.

As Manager of Kinma, you will lead and collaborate with Kinma’s Education Leader (our Head of Teaching), a team of Teachers, and the Administrative staff to uphold Kinma’s Core and Guiding Principles and sustain the positive conditions in which meaningful learning can flourish.

Reporting to the School Board, the Manager is responsible for:

  • Organisational leadership – including day-to-day running of the school, strategy implementation, risk and financial compliance,
  • Personnel leadership – supporting recruitment, induction, ongoing assessment,
  • Community leadership – championing progressive education principles and a culture of inclusion and acceptance through reflective and constructive liaison with staff, students, parents, and the wider community

We are seeking a passionate and empathetic leader who can demonstrate:

  • an exceptional ability to build relationships based on cooperation, trust, and integrity across the full spectrum of generational, cultural, and organisational diversity
  • proactive and productive management practices to ensure sustainability while inspiring evolution in line with school’s core philosophy
  • a cooperative and collaborative work ethic, with a willingness for continual learning and growth while keeping children at the centre of your decision-making

Our selection criteria include:

  • Suitable qualifications and experience
  • Experience with compliance within an educational setting
  • Financial and people management skills
  • The ability to work autonomously

Kinma will provide you with:

  • The ability to positively impact staff, children, and the greater Kinma community through maintenance of a progressive education environment
  • A dynamic, engaged, and welcoming team culture
  • Autonomy and responsibility within a supportive and respectful environment
  • Ability to showcase Kinma's philosophy and values through community communication activities and networking opportunities throughout the progressive school community
  • Flexible full-time working conditions
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Process

Expressions of interest and applications are invited via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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You will be required to include:

  • Cover Letter addressing selection criteria to – Amy webster, Deputy Chair Kinma Limited
  • Resume, which includes 3 x referees, including a professional referee


For a confidential discussion prior to applying call: 

Amy Webster
Deputy Chair, Kinma Limited
T: 0434806014