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Would you like to work as part of a dynamic, progressive and supportive education community?

Join Us!

With over 59 schools across the Newcastle, Hunter and Manning regions, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland–Newcastle is always keen to hear from educators and support staff who, like us, value community, innovation, collaboration, excellence and respect. 

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As a member of our team, you will be empowered to provide students in your care with quality education, including the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally with your support and guidance.

What may come as a surprise to some, is that you don’t necessarily have to be Catholic to work in our schools, or have prior experience working in a faith-based education system. We welcome people who are willing to commit themselves to serving young people and their families and supporting the ethos of the Catholic school system. 

Hear from Year 3 teacher Sam below to discover what her experience has been like working with the Catholic Schools Office. 

We currently employ over 1200 teachers and 550 support staff in metropolitan, regional and rural schools. With roles in locations as geographically widespread as Morriset to Wingham and Merewether to Scone, whether you’re after employment near the beach or on the lake, set amongst the vineyards or wide open plains, in a bustling city or quiet township, we may well have a job that’s just right for you! 

But we know it’s not just about the location of your job that matters, it’s also about the team that surrounds you too. So, we asked some of our existing staff why they enjoy working in schools across the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, and these are just some of the reoccurring responses;

  • The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle provides a supportive work environment, with an emphasis on staff wellbeing and opportunities to form authentic connections with colleagues.

  • Staff are encouraged to adopt a localised approach to delivering education by identifying and implementing initiatives that align with the needs and interests of the community in which they operate.

  • The size of the Diocese enables staff to be valued as individuals, yet affords scope for progression and variety in our career.

  • There is an abundance of opportunities for professional development and faith formation.

  • Staff contributions are valued as part of a broader team that adopts a collaborative approach to achieving quality outcomes for students and their families.

  • Belonging to a community that is bound by similar values and beliefs including justice and equity, quality and excellence, professionalism, collaboration, openness to change, respect and hope in the future.  

  • The Diocese of Maitland- Newcastle fosters a supportive, welcoming and engaging community that values staff, students, parents and carers in a partnership approach.

  • Staff are encouraged to focus on the development of the whole child, not just their academic success.

Here is a video of one of our team members, Aaron, who shares just some of the reasons he likes working as a Principal in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.


Click here to see a list of our current available positions

In joining our team, you will have the opportunity to undertake meaningful work and enjoy excellent working conditions, including:

  • 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
  • 9.5 per cent superannuation.

Our Recruitment Process

To assist us in recruiting the best applicant, employment and promotion is based on merit based principles. As part of merit selection, consideration will be given to the capacity of each candidate to promote the ethos of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Application Process

  • Read the advertisement and ensure you meet the essential criteria
  • Ensure the role is suited to your skills and qualifications
  • Submit a letter of application demonstrating clearly how your knowledge, skills and experience meet each selection criteria. Applications should not exceed 4 pages in total
  • Provide a brief up-to-date resume detailing your employment history, education and qualifications and provide contact details of two professional referees
  • Lodge your application to the email address provided in the advertisement. Your application will be acknowledged by email upon receipt.


Once all applications have been received, shortlisting of applicants usually takes place within four weeks of the closing date for applications. The selection panel (minimum of three members) will review all applications to determine the candidates who best meet the selection criteria. Other selection measures include referee reports and where applicable, task tests and presentations.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. Remaining applicants will be advised by email that their application has been unsuccessful.


Applicants will be advised by phone if they have been shortlisted for interview and will be sent an email providing details of the time, location and composition of the selection panel. Interview questions will be based on the selection criteria. 


Referees may be contacted prior to or post the interview process.


Following the interview, the successful candidate will be telephoned by the chair of the selection panel and will receive a letter of offer.

Successful candidates should not make any decisions regarding the offer of employment until the written letter of offer is received, understood, signed and returned. All unsuccessful interviewees will be notified by telephone or email. 

Click here to see a list of our current available positions