Need a Retired Principal?

Could a retired principal make a significant contribution to your organisation?

Why not advertise any suitable work opportunities through us?


School principals are expert in managing people, growing leadership capacity, building positive diverse work environments, managing cultural, economic and social diversity and supporting physical and intellectual disability in a wide range of urban, rural and remote contexts.

Our research shows that most principals continue working in some form or other even a decade after they have retired. They can work fulltime, part time, casual or on contract.  They can work with individuals or teams, face-to-face or online, on long term projects or short term tasks.

Retired principals offer a breadth of experience in meeting the needs of all members of the community. Their skills make them an invaluable resource for any organisation. These include:

  • strategic planning in the context of global change,  planning proactively to maximise the potential of staff and students
  • managing and implementing organisational and system requirements including health and safety, risk assessment etc
  • consulting and collaborating with communities – particularly culturally diverse communities
  • managing inclusive organisations for those with disabilities
  • managing people and growing leadership capacity through leading comprehensive professional learning programs and building positive, inclusive work environments
  • allocating resources aligned with priorities and managing large and complex budgets
  • working proactively in public relations and promoting the work of their school community.

The NSW Secondary Principals’ Council has established a Principal Futures e-list that allows us to publicise both your paid and unpaid work opportunities for retired public secondary school principals.

If you are interested in publicising an opportunity for the employment of a retired principal in your organisation, please email Cassy Norris
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