EOI, Business Manager - Tagai State College

$98,408 - $105,086 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Thursday Island QLD, Australia
  • 14 Jul, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Management – Schools Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and dynamic Business Manager to join the team at Tagai State College. Reporting to the AO8 Business Manager and Executive Principal, the successful applicant will be responsible for matters within the finance, facilities and human resources (HR) sectors within the Business Services unit for the College. It would be highly desirable that applicants have very strong finance skills, knowledge of OneSchool and previous high-level school experience.

Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: AO6
Workplace Location: Far North Qld
Job ad reference: QLD/FNR379686/21E
Closing date: 27-Jul-2021
Yearly salary: $98408 - $105086
Fortnightly salary: $3772.00 - $4028.00
Job duration: For a period of 6 months unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Leonie Foster
Contact details: (07) 4030 6319
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This temporary vacancy is open to Expressions of Interest and accordingly any appointment (and extension to this appointment) will not extend beyond 12 months.

About the school

Tagai State College is comprised of 17 campuses (including one secondary campus) across 15 island communities and 48,000 square kilometres of ocean. We provide education from Kindergarten through to Year 12. In partnership with the Torres Strait Nation, Tagai State College is committed to ensuring every student is challenged and supported to be proud learners who are responsible, safe and respectful.

Your role

As the Business Manager you will have responsibility for, but not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrate considerable autonomy and play an important role in providing advice which dictates business service delivery outcomes, inspires change and models best practice. Manage conflicting priorities to ensure strategic and sustainable business services outcomes.
  • Lead and manage human resources for school support staff; and oversee a breadth of activities. In collaboration with the Principal, lead change management and provide strategic workforce planning. Provide strategic solutions to human resources issues that are routine and non-routine in nature.
  • Lead the management, building and maintenance of school facilities and resources for Direct to Market schools, and project manage as required. Advise the Principal, school management team and school community on facilities issues 
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders in a way that encourages cooperation in complying with technical, business and administrative requirements; provides information and advice in line with school policies and/or Principal directives; and demonstrates empathy and sensitivity for student welfare and development. Proactively foster a positive team culture focused on service delivery excellence and collaboration. Interpret departmental policies for others and oversee provision of training and professional development for school support staff. 
  • Act as a leader within formal and informal school and community networks, inspiring the network to nurture an innovative learning environment, identifying and implementing best practice from outside networks. Act as a reference point for others, negotiating and influencing with a range of stakeholders to establish innovative directions in a complex school setting.

For a full list of the requirements for this position, please refer to the attached 'Role Description'. 

Accommodation is available for the successful applicant, in-line with Employee Housing Guidelines.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under “How you will be assessed” section in the attached role description.

Applicants need to be a current Queensland Government employee to be eligible to apply.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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Job Closing Date

27 Jul, 2021