ADVERT ID 163510

Deputy Principal


Danu Community Special School



Date Posted:
Tue Nov 23 2021 13:05:31
Application Closing Date:
Tue Dec 7 2021
Commencement Date:
Thu Jan 6 2022
Status of Post:


Panel of Applicants:
An internal panel of suitable applicants may be set up to fill vacancies which may occur within a specific time period (four months for teacher posts and the duration of the school year for SNA posts) from the date on which the Board approves the successful candidate.
Additional Information:
Danu Community Special School caters for students with ASD, and moderate and severe intellectual disability aged 4- 18 years in Dublin 15. Many students have complex needs. The successful candidate must be able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. Our Post primary students will engage in the Junior Cycle Level 1 Programme and the Primary curriculum is followed by our younger students. Knowledge and experience of PECS, Lamh, Positive behaviour management strategies is an advantage. The school participates in the Droichead Programme. Appointments subject to satisfactory references, current teaching council registration, vetting requirements and Occupational Health Screening.

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB currently have one vacancy for the position of Deputy Principal in Danu Community Special School. In accordance with the revised selection procedures outlined in Circular Letter 0044/2019, candidates will be interviewed and marked in accordance with the marking scheme established in DES Circular Letter 44/2019.

The Organisation:
Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board is a statutory local education authority operating under the terms of the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. The Board provides mainstream educational programmes to schools and colleges as well as providing a wide range of adult and community programmes. The Board’s educational remit extends from Balbriggan in the north of the county to Lucan in the west, to Dun Laoghaire in the south.

Essential Criteria:
To qualify for appointment candidates must:
Have Primary Teaching Qualifications recognised by the Department of Education & Skills for the purpose of teaching in a primary level school as defined by Department of Education & Skills.
Have a minimum of five years’ whole time satisfactory teaching service or its equivalent
Be registered with the Teaching Council(CL 0052/2013)

The successful candidate will:
be a leader, committed to the highest standards of education provision, administration and governance
be committed to working with School Teams, especially Principal and Senior Management
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

Terms and conditions of employment: As per the Department of Education and Skills directives.

A number of key competencies have been identified as being essential for the effective performance of the role and function of the Deputy Principal.

The four domains which will be assessed at interview are the following:
Leading Teaching and Learning
Managing the organisation
Leading School Development
Developing leadership capacity

Applications should be made online through All sections of the application form must be fully completed. Please log in or sign up at the bottom of this page to be brought directly to the application form.

When you have submitted your application, you will received a confirmation of application submission email. If you do not receive this email you should contact to ensure the application has been received.

Closing Date:
Your application should be submitted no later than 4.00p.m. on Tuesday 7th December 2021. Applications will not be accepted after this date


  • Online Application Form

Applications may be submitted by

  • Online Application


Apply To:
Applications must be submitted though the following link

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Postal District:
Dublin 15
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