System Learning and Teaching Adviser - Early Years

$133,747 - $150,533 yearly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office, Gardenia Avenue, Kirwan QLD, Australia
  • 20 Dec, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Other

Job Description

Position: System Learning and Teaching Adviser - Early Years
Salary Range: $133,747 - $150,533 per annum pending experience
Tenure: Full Time, 1 Year Fixed Term Contract
Commencing Date: Monday, 17 January 2022
Closing Date: Sunday, 9 January 2022

Townsville Catholic Education supports a diverse region extending from Townsville to the Burdekin and Whitsunday regions in the South, 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 are recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

Townsville Catholic Education Office is currently seeking an experienced and dedicated System Learning and Teaching Adviser - Early Years.  This is a Full Time, 1 Year Fixed Term Contract commencing in January 2022.

About the role

The System Learning and Teaching Adviser – Early Years is a highly experienced educator with ongoing enthusiasm and commitment to work collaboratively within the Learning and Teaching Team to provide advice and guidance to School Service Teams, school leaders and teaching staff on matters of most effective pedagogy, curriculum and teaching practice within the early years context (specialising in the pre-schooling years to Year 2), with the aim of supporting the achievement of quality outcomes for students and promoting the ongoing development of Catholic Education.

The incumbent of the role is a member of the Learning and Teaching Team and contributes to the culture and work in a spirit of collaboration and subsidiarity.

Discretion, judgment and consultation are required in supporting all teachers and school leaders.

Key Accountabilities

  • The System Learning & Teaching Adviser – Early Years works within the Townsville Catholic Education Office “Framework for System Leadership” enabling him/her to work across the network of schools and to be part of the circle of influence affecting this network.
  • The position liaises proactively with School Service Teams to provide specialist advice which supports both a) delivery of high quality and timely advice to school leaders and teachers on matters of early years curriculum, pedagogy and school performance; and b) the development and implementation of initiatives in their portfolio area (Curriculum/Indigenous Education/Religious Education).
  • Working in collaboration with the relevant School Service Team member, the System Learning & Teaching Adviser also engages with School Leadership Teams, School Learning & Teaching Advisers and the teaching workforce on curriculum development and pedagogy matters affecting early years teaching performance. 
  • The System Learning & Teaching Adviser – Early Years serves as a key source of expertise regarding policy, research, best practice and regulatory requirements relevant to early education curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning; the position draws on this expertise to design and lead professional development capacity building initiatives across TCE and act as a conduit between TCE and professional bodies in these matters.
  • The position also draws on significant classroom experience, contemporary research, learning data and policy knowledge to design specific professional learning opportunities and resources with a focus on the alignment of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting practices for schools as they relate to the delivery of early years education. 
  • The position acts as a conduit between TCE’s ICT function and the Curriculum portfolio by providing advice and oversight to school-based ICT specialists regarding best practice application of technology in the curriculum and teaching practice.
  • The position manages the implementation of portfolio initiatives for early years education, coordinating advice and support from Curriculum, Indigenous Education and Religious Education Advisers and liaising with schools as required.
  • The position provides advice and support to the Director – Learning & Teaching regarding TCE’s response to national (e.g. Australian Curriculum) and state-wide policy (e.g. changes to QCE) relating to early years education, ensuring alignment to the Catholic ethos and the organisation’s strategic pillars and best-practice.

About you


  • Experience in primary education at school leadership team level or above 
  • Significant successful P-Year 2 teaching experience in schools (Catholic schools highly desirable)
  • Experience in the application of contemporary early years educational policy and research
  • Experience in curriculum development and innovation.


  • Sound understanding of the Mission and Purpose of Catholic Education
  • Deep knowledge of school leadership roles and the challenges and opportunities they provide in adding value to the learning journeys of students in the Catholic Education context
  • Deep knowledge of early years education policy, research, best practice and regulatory requirements 
  • Deep knowledge of early years curriculum (including State and Federal curriculum directions), pedagogy and professional learning practice
  • Knowledge of the Queensland Board of Teacher Registration requirements
  • Knowledge of Diocesan policies and procedures.


  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including an ability to build and maintain productive relationships with a broad stakeholder group 
  • Ability to influence and support behaviour and practice change without asserting direct line management
  • Ability to work in a matrix structure and effectively manage time commitments and relationships to achieve shared outcomes
  • Effective analytical skills necessary to provide advice to the Director - Learning & Teaching on a range of issues concerned with Industrial Relations, Legal Issues, Employment Planning, Staff Development and School Management
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a professional, informed, flexible and caring manner
  • Well-developed capacity for creative and strategic thinking in the areas of problem-solving and future directions.

Mandatory Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in education, with post graduate qualification in a relevant field preferred
  • Registration, or eligibility for registration, with the Queensland College of Teachers
  • Full accreditation to teach/teach Religious Education in a Catholic school
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Ability to travel frequently within and beyond the Catholic Diocese of Townsville
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner.
  • It is a requirement of this role that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note proof of vaccination (MyGov Medicare Vaccination Certificate or Medical Certificate) will be required as a pre-commencement document.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary starting: $133,747 - $150,533 per annum pending experience
  • 5 Weeks Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading on 4 weeks
  • 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
  • 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 
  3. Upload a cover letter to support your application.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Application close: 5pm Sunday, 9 January 2022.

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

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Job Closing Date

09 Jan, 2022