Assistant Principal - Administration

$130,517 - $136,930 yearly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • St Benedict’s Catholic School, Dalrymple Road, Shaw QLD, Australia
  • 27 Aug, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools

Job Description

Position: Assistant Principal - Administration
Location: St Benedict's Catholic School, Shaw
Salary Range: $130,517 - $136,930 per annum pending experience
Tenure: Full Time, 5 Year Fixed Term Contract 
Commencing Date: January 2022
Closing Date: Thursday, 09 September 2021

St Benedict's Catholic School, Shaw is Townsville's newest Catholic school and features the highest standard of education and learning facilities synonymous with Catholic schools across Townsville City. St Benedict’s Catholic School nurtures learning success by promoting student engagement within a flexible environment. This innovative school embraces sustainable practices for the natural and built environment fostering a love for creation and aspiring to be good stewards. The school’s culture reflects the grace and spirit of St Benedict, known as a gentle, dignified, strong, peace-loving man who lived a contemplative life and honoured ‘God in all of life’ .

Townsville Catholic Education supports a diverse region extending from Townsville to the Burdekin and Whitsunday regions in the south, and north to Ingham and Halifax, south-west to Winton, and west to the border with the Northern Territory, encompassing Mount Isa and several small, isolated western towns and east to Palm Island.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual 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 is recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

About the role

Key Accountabilities

To provide, under the direction of the Principal, and in a manner which is in harmony with the philosophy of the School, efficient and effective leadership in the School’s:

  • Rosters: Playground Duty (staff), Meetings Schedule, Beginning of Year (staff), Playground Duty (students), Specialist Teacher Roster
  • Staff Replacements/Relief
  • Organise Schedules/Staffing for events
    • Excursions
    • Group/presentations attending the school
    • Photos/Vaccinations
  • Assemblies: Assist with Assemblies; make any changes to the daily routine for assemblies
  • Respond to student behaviour incidents
  • Lead the Pastoral Care team- Develop and Implement Pastoral Care Program
  • Staff Induction: Beginning of year and as needed
  • Calendars: School (Year), Assessment
  • Staffing: Assist with recruitment of staff
  • Expert Teaching Team: Assist in strategies determined by the School Leadership Team to develop teacher capacity
  • Assist with the Grievance and Complaint process, dealing with parents, students and staff
  • Assist with any other duty as required by the Principal.

Additionally, the Assistant Principal Administration provides specific leadership in those areas delegated by the Principal.

Key leadership qualities and capabilities

  • Promotes the Catholic vision in the school's goals, policies, programs and structures 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Catholic faith
  • 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 provide and receive constructive feedback

What we offer
An attractive remuneration package including:

  • Competitive salary range: $130,517 - $136,930 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

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

Please refer to the Position Description, Catholic School Leadership Framework and the Qualification and Study Expectations for Positions of Senior Leadership document to support your response.

  • For a confidential conversation please contact John Nuttall on 07 4773 0900
  • 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