Assistant Principal - Religious Education

$130,517 - $136,930 yearly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • Good Shepherd Catholic School, Allambie Lane, Rasmussen QLD, Australia
  • 06 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools Principal

Job Description

Position: Assistant Principal - Religious Education 
Location: Good Shepherd Catholic School, Rasmussen
Salary Range: $130,517 - $136,930 per annum pending experience
Tenure: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract 
Commencing Date: January 2022
Closing Date: Sunday, 24 October 2021

Good Shepherd Catholic School, Rasmussen is a Catholic co-educational school offering Prep to Year 6. Established in 1996, the school is situated on ten hectares of land and supports the families of the surrounding suburbs of the growing Upper Ross area of Townsville. Good Shepherd Catholic School encourages students by providing a learning environment of mutual trust and respect. The school has a strong commitment to engaging parents and encourages parental and family involvement. Located next to the St Mary MacKillop Early Learning Centre, families can access Catholic education from the early years through to Year 6 in a seamless transition. The Good Shepherd Catholic School culture is welcoming and inclusive and is underpinned by the motto, “Love, Faith, Learning”.

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 are recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

About the role
The Assistant Principal - Religious Education (APRE) provides effective professional leadership by developing and nurturing the Catholic tradition and Religious Life of the School (RLoS) and the coordination of Religious Education. 

The purpose of the APRE is to exercise leadership and assist with management of the school in accordance with Catholic Education policies and in consultation with other personnel as appropriate and with due reference to Catholic Education structures, processes and practices. The APRE is responsible for the supervision of those areas as delegated by the Principal and as designated in his/her duty statement which should be reviewed annually.

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 Louise Vella-Cox on 07 4773 0900
  • For further information regarding the remuneration package please contact TCEO Human Resources

Applications close: 5pm Sunday, 24 October 2021.

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

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Job Closing Date

24 Oct, 2021