$174,547 - $190,403 yearly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, Hatchett Street, Cranbrook QLD, Australia
  • 12 Aug, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Principal

Job Description

Position: Principal 
Location: Holy Spirit Catholic School, Cranbrook
Salary Range: $174,547 - $190,403 per annum pending experience
Tenure: Full Time, 4 Year Fixed Term Contract
Commencing Date: January 2022
Closing Date: Thursday, 09 September 2021

Holy Spirit Catholic School, Cranbrook is a place where children learn and find strength - the Spirit. As a Catholic co-educational primary school located in Cranbrook, Holy Spirit is one of Townsville’s oldest and now largest Catholic primary schools with more than 670 students from Prep – Year 6. The dedicated staff continuously strive for educational excellence based in the Catholic tradition, underpinned by the school’s motto is 'Strength in the Spirit'.

As part of the Townsville Catholic Education leadership team, we will provide a supportive, flexible working environment where care for all of our staff is an important part of our 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. 

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. In addition, the Townsville Diocese provides support to you through its operational arm, the Townsville Catholic Education Office. This support takes the form of expertise in Learning and Teaching, Catholic Identity, Indigenous Education, School Development and Organisational Services, including, ICT, Finance, Human Resources and Student Protection. The position of Principal provides for the leadership and management of quality Catholic schooling and the growth and development of the Principal in the role.  The Principal’s call to leadership is a call to respond to the centrality of Jesus Christ and thus serve the Mission of Catholic Education. The Principal is the leading educational professional within the school, inspiring students, staff and members of the community to continuously enhance learning.

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 to provide and receive constructive feedback

What we offer
An attractive remuneration package including:

  • Competitive salary range: $174,547 - $190,403 per annum pending experience
  • Annual Leave at 17.5% leave loading
  • Professional Renewal Leave
  • Salary packaging options 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (in a co-contribution arrangement)
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • Up to 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Corporate health insurance 
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives
  • Leadership Support

How to apply

  1. Please complete the application form below
  2. Upload a current resume with contact details of two referees (one being your current line manager and the other your Parish Priest)
  3. Upload a covering letter. 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:
  • Faith and Mission leadership
  • Educational leadership
  • Staff and Community leadership
  • Strategic and Organisational leadership

Please refer to the Position Description and Catholic School Leadership Framework to support your response.

  • For a confidential conversation please contact Education Consultant Laurence Hosking on 0747730900
  • For further information regarding the remuneration package please contact TCEO Human Resources

Applications close: 5pm Thursday, 09 September 2021.

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

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Job Closing Date

09 Sep, 2021