Principal - St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
ASPIRE TO LEAD - LEAD TO INSPIRE
Location: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Barcaldine (current enrolment 47 students)
TEC Range: $147,667 - $161,549
Tenure: Full Time, 5 Year fixed Term Contract
Commencement Date: 17 January 2022
Closing Date: 19 September 2021
This is an exciting leadership opportunity to lead the school community of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barcaldine, commencing January 2022.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barcaldine, is part of the system of kindergartens, primary schools and colleges operated by Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton (CEDR) in rural and regional centres from Mackay, south to Bundaberg, and west to Longreach. Educational professionals at the Catholic Education Office, located in Rockhampton, will provide you as Principal with oversight and support through their expertise and experience in the areas of Learning and Teaching, Catholic Identity, Indigenous Education, School Development and Organisational Services, including, ICT, Finance, Strategy, Business Development, Human Resources and Student Protection.
As Principal at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barcaldine, you will report to the Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton, Miss Leesa Jeffcoat through the Assistant Director: School - Western Region, Mr Tim Collins.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Barcaldine (P-6) offers a strong family atmosphere. Children are educated in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy whose core values are mercy, compassion, justice, service and excellence. The school draws students from Barcaldine as well as surrounding rural areas.
CEDR provides a supportive working environment where care for all our employees is a fundamental part of our Catholic ethos. We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission and delivering quality learning outcomes for all students.
About the role
As Principal, you will lead a team of experienced educators who are dedicated to ensuring our students are provided with the very best opportunities to achieve their individual goals in a positive, safe and supportive environment.
The position of Principal provides for the leadership and management of quality Catholic schooling whilst allowing for personal growth and professional development within the role.
The Principal’s call to leadership is a call to respond to the centrality of Jesus Christ in all aspects of school life and thus serve the Mission of Catholic Education. The Principal is the leading education professional within the school, inspiring students, staff and members of the community to continuously enhance learning and personal growth while seeking to help others deepen their knowledge and experience of our Catholic faith.
This position will commence from 17 January 2022
Key leadership qualities and capabilities
- Promotes the Catholic vision in the school's goals, policies, programs and structures
- Displays confidence, curiosity, enthusiasm and optimism
- Displays emotional intelligence in working with individuals and groups
- Builds an inclusive, trusting community and cultivates productive working relationships
- Is an effective coach able to respond clearly and able to provide and receive constructive feedback
We are seeking to appoint a leader who
- is a practising Catholic with a sound understanding of, and commitment to Catholic education
- has experience of successful leadership in Catholic education
- can foster a culture of inspirational teaching and learning and lead the development and implementation of
- school improvement initiatives
- has the interpersonal skills to build partnerships within the school and with the local community
- is willing to provide leadership in areas of the duty statement, and
- can lead in ways that are consistent with the message of Jesus and the Gospels
- Catholic church teachings, principles and values
- Diocesan policies and directives
- The Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton Charter
- Catholic Education Mission and Vision Statements, policies, practices and strategic directions.
What we offer - in addition to a competitive salary range, the following incentives apply
- Salary packaging options
- Subsidised accommodation
- Travel allowance
- Locality allowances
- Superannuation up to 12.75%
- Professional Renewal Leave
- Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
- Corporate health insurance
- Induction, professional development and learning opportunities
How to apply
- Please complete the application form below
- Upload a current resume and supporting documentation (inclusive of three (3) referees)
- Applicants must read, understand and accept, as an explicit term of contract, the requirements of the Statement of Principles for employment in Catholic Schools
- Upload a covering letter (addressed to the Director). In no more than 2 A4 pages, your covering letter must provide clear evidence of your demonstrated ability to lead a school in the following key leadership areas:
- Enhancing Catholic ethos and identity
- Leading teaching and learning
- Developing self and others
- Leading improvement, innovation and change
- Leading the management of the school
- Engaging and working with the community
Please refer to the Position Description and A Vision for Christian Leadership in the Diocese of Rockhampton to support your response.
- For a confidential conversation please contact Timothy Collins (Assistant Director: Schools - Western Region) 07 4994 8010
- For further information regarding the remuneration package, please contact Employee Support Services Employment@rok.catholic.edu.au
- Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.
Applications close: 19 September 2021.
Catholic Education is committed to best practice in student protection policies and procedures and is an equal opportunity employer.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.