College Manager

$89,047 - $97,994 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Merredin WA, Australia
  • 01 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Public Schools Planning
Merredin Residential College
College Manager
$89,047 - $97,994 per annum + 15% loading over 46 weeks (DOE (RCS) GA 2017)
Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE689454
This is a permanent full-time position commencing January, 2022

The Residential Colleges branch is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated College Manager for Merredin Residential College, one of nine residential colleges across Western Australia.

As College Manager you will be caring, organised and enthusiastic with a genuine desire to assist young people complete their education while living away from home and family.

The College Manager is required to live in accommodation provided on site and is responsible for the delivery of a high quality boarding service and will be expected to build good relationships with people who are in a position to support the College and its operations.

The College Manager is responsible for the line management of the supervisory, administration and ancillary staff at the College, and is required to provide leadership and management to ensure the college has a well-functioning team to deliver the required boarding service to students.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our division for up to 12 months following this initial appointment.

This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:

  • Capacity to work effectively with secondary students, promoting health, safety, welfare and appropriate behaviour.
  • Effective organisational skills and the capacity to provide leadership.
  • Sound written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a team environment.
  • Sound financial management skills, including budget preparation and the ability to interpret and apply financial and accounting practices and procedures.
  • Sound human resource management skills, including staff recruitment and selection and performance management.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered.

It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further job related information:

Please contact Daniel Sudlow, Manager Residential Colleges by telephoning (08) 9264 5432 or emailing

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A maximum three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria, in the context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and Training Requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment
  • work according to rostered hours which may include nights, weekends and public holidays
    • obtain (prior to first rostered shift working with students) and maintain a current:
      First Aid Certificate – Provide CPR (HLTAID001);
    • First Aid Certificate – Provide First Aid (HLTAID003);
  • within six months of commencements of employment obtain and maintain a current
    • LR Class Driver’s Licence and a Passenger Transport Driver (PTD) authorisation;
    • Aquatic Rescue for Group III Pool Award*;
    • Surf Rescue Certificate*; and
  • Obtain a Certificate IV in Community Services – Student Residential Care
  • (CHC42015) within six months of commencement of employment

* Dependent on operational requirements as determined by Manager Residential Colleges.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 29 September 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Merredin
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-29 4:30 PM


Not Applicable

School Type

College or Tertiary

Job Closing Date

29 Sep, 2021