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Reference No : 8605 External Position Closing Date: Sunday 15 December, 2019
Location MAITLAND, All Saints College
Vacancy TypeContract
Description An exciting opportunity exists to join the All Saints College Campus, Maitland in the role of College Principal inclusive of both St Peter's Campus (7-10) and St Mary's Campus (11-12) in Maitland, NSW. This role is due to commence in January 2020 however there is flexibility in the commencement date.

St Peter's campus is a school in the Marist tradition (869 students), tracing its origins to 1838. St Mary's (445 students) is a proud Dominican school established in 1867. The Marist and Dominican charisms are significant components of each campus. Both campuses have enviable reputations in the community and have excellent facilities.

The College Principal will retain the strengths, traditions and culture of each campus, while committed to building a continuum of excellence for students across years 7 to 12. This is a unique opportunity to lead the All Saints Colleges in the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle.
Position Requirements The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is responsible for the leadership, operation and management of systemic schools which educate more than 19,580 students in 45 Primary schools, 12 Secondary schools and one K–12 school in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

The CSO employs more than 1800 teachers and around 550 support staff. Our main focus is providing support for schools to ensure each student receives a quality education and has the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

We are seeking an entrepreneurial and visionary leader who will take All Saints College into the next phase of its journey through building a strong and robust future for college staff, students and families.

All applicants will be expected to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) required by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). These standards are reflected in this position description.
Essential Criteria • A practising Catholic;

• Ability to articulate a clear understanding of and a personal commitment to Catholic Education and the mission of the Church through Catholic schools;

• Postgraduate qualifications in Religious Education, Theological Studies, or a willingness to enrol upon appointment;

• Postgraduate qualifications in Educational Leadership combined with a minimum of ten years teaching experience or an equivalent combination of experience, training and achievement;

• Exceptional leadership qualities and a substantial record of achievement in creating and leading effective professional learning and delivering quality learning outcomes for all students;

• Demonstrated ability to initiate and drive change and engender a high performing collaborative service culture;

• A demonstrated capacity to think and act strategically; to exercise sound judgement; and to negotiate with senior stakeholders to influence the educational agenda for CSO schools;

• High level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to develop and sustain constructive and respectful relationships within and beyond the school community;

• Ability to innovate, embed and apply new learning within a rapidly changing sector;

• Demonstrated ability to effectively optimise the school’s human, financial and physical resources to deliver high quality organisational and educational outcomes;

• Sound knowledge of system and school Principal accountabilities, responsibilities and delegations;

• Demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislative and legal frameworks including equity and diversity, work health and safety and performance management principles in the management of staff and the capacity to implement relevant plans and policies to ensure strong governance;

• Current NESA Accreditation and Paid Working With Children Check (WWCC);

• Qualifications as a four year trained teacher;

• Completion of Anaphylaxis training;

• Compliance with the CSO Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead 2018 (formerly The Faith Education Accreditation (FEA) Policy 2012);

• Current Accreditation at Category E – Accreditation for Senior Leadership or working towards this accreditation.
Desirable Criteria • Exemplary understanding of, and engagement with, contemporary issues in education, catholic schooling and leadership;

• Demonstrate outstanding ability to build community and enact a robust vision for the College's future.
Starts20/01/2020
Conditions of EmploymentSalary is in accordance with NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Principals Multi- Enterprise Agreement 2017.
Applications Close Sunday 15 December, 2019
InstructionsForward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person.
Contact Name Telephone
  Michelle Heath (Michelle.Heath@mn.catholic.org.au) 02 49791239
Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Michelle Heath
Michelle.Heath@mn.catholic.org.au

By post:

Talent Partner
Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
PO Box 756
NEWCASTLE 2300

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info Benefits include:
• a corporate fitness program;
• employee assistance program (EAP);
• paid parental leave;
• training and staff development programs;
• access to long service leave after just five years;
• opportunity for leasing motor vehicles; and
• 9.5 per cent superannuation. To apply: Please download the application pack and additional school specific information to assist you in completing your application. The covering letter attached to your completed application and CV should address the criteria outlined above. Intending applicants are required to nominate three (3) referees:
• The Parish Priest of their parish of worship and/or parish in which they teach;
• Current Principal or Supervisor;
• One other (which may include School Consultant, Area Supervisor or Systems Leader). Confidential Reports will be obtained from these people. Please email applications as one PDF attachment to: michelle.heath@mn.catholic.org.au Applications Close: Sunday 15th December 2019 at 11.59PM *Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted*
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