Established in 1861, All Hallows’ School, a ministry of Mercy Partners, is a Catholic Mercy school for girls from Years 5 – 12.
All Hallows’ School is grounded in the Catholic traditions and values of the Sisters of Mercy, with Catherine McAuley as their founder. Catherine’s vision lives on today as the first girls’ school in Queensland and the oldest secondary school in the State.
A strategic focus on student wellbeing at All Hallows’ School is based on our guiding principle to nurture young women in partnership with their families, so that they grow in confidence, self-determination and leadership as known and valued members of our School community.
The AHSisterhood Statement, developed by the girls themselves, outlines the identity, rights and responsibilities they value and wish to nurture and continue into the future. The School is organised around eight Houses and each House has approximately 180 students. Eight Home Groups make up each House and are the core pastoral groups for students in Years 7 – 12.
The school is poised for the next stage of its journey. The student population is currently 1600 but will increase to 1700 by 2024. To support this continuing growth, a strategic review highlighted the benefits from a change in the leadership structure. This role is a part of this structural change to ensure the School is best positioned “to inspire young women to a life of faith, compassion, learning and leadership in the spirit of Mercy”.
To access additional information on All Hallows’ School, including their Strategic Plan, including the School’s Mission, Vision and Values and their Wellbeing Framework, please visit their website located at https://www.ahs.qld.edu.au/
A range of additional material will be provided as you step through this process. This will include the Positive Behaviours Strategy 2021.
Position Title: Dean of Student Wellbeing (Leadership Team member)
Reports to: Deputy Principal
The position of Dean of Student Wellbeing is a senior leadership position and works in collaboration with and under the immediate direction of the Deputy Principal.
The Dean of Student Wellbeing will have an integral role in leading and enhancing all aspects of student wellbeing.
The role holder will be responsible for the review, development, implementation, and oversight of evidence informed and bespoke wellbeing and student care programs, structures, policies, and procedures within the School that align with the core values of a contemporary girls’ school in the Mercy tradition.
The role holder will lead and motivate teams of people in a responsive manner to meet the needs of All Hallows’ School students.
A full position description will be provided at a later stage in this project.
- Developing relationships throughout the All Hallows’ community by being present and available.
- In light of the new structure in the Student Wellbeing Team, create a sense of collaboration and cohesion with the Student Wellbeing team, with a focus on strategic intent and develop cohesion with other related strategic teams to facilitate a holistic approach to student care.
- Further development of Restorative Practice as the school’s positive relationships framework for students, staff and parents and caregivers.
The Dean of Student Wellbeing is responsible to the Principal for all duties pertaining to this position and reports regularly to the Deputy Principal.
- Head of Pastoral Care
- Head of Health and Wellness
- Head of Sport
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in this project.
The successful person will be able to commence in mid-January 2022 in preparation for the school year. Ideally the successful person will be available for induction activities during Term 4 to assist with the smooth transition of leadership.
All Hallows’ School is located at 547 Ann Street, Brisbane. The school’s outstanding facilities are set on a three hectare, heritage listed site beside the Brisbane River in the heart of Brisbane. The campus features state-of-the-art learning spaces and technologies, a newly refurbished multi-floor library and learning centre, two sport’s halls, an aquatic centre, theatre, dedicated art, drama, music and dance studios and a tuckshop and cafe.
Conditions of Employment
- Remuneration will be discussed as we step through this process. The salary will align with an appointment at the level of a Deputy Principal as per the EB9 for Queensland Catholic Schools.
- Salary packaging is available to staff who have successfully completed probation.
- The initial contract period is five years and renewable for an additional five years on the completion of a successful Summative Performance Appraisal.
- Free onsite car parking.
- A range of employer benefits, including:
- Supportive workplace culture
- Enhanced super up to 12.75% with employee co-contribution
- Rebatable employer (salary packing is available)
- Long Service Leave of 1.3 weeks per year available after 7 years
- Paid parental leave
- Professional development
- LinkedIn Learning – Upskilling support
- Access to the School’s Employee Assistance Scheme, Access EAP
- It is a requirement under the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act that people working with children (under 18 years of age) are required to undergo a criminal history check – the “working with children check”, which is carried out by the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA). As a registered teacher in Queensland, your registration includes screening for child safety.
Information on the All Hallows’ Employment Policy can be viewed by clicking here.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- Demonstrated personal commitment to the School’s Mercy values of Compassion, Justice, Respect, Integrity, Joy and Service and proven experience in ensuring the religious and spiritual dimension of the School is enacted in all aspects of school life.
- The desire and capacity to carry forward the Mercy tradition at All Hallows’ School.
- Leadership in Catholic secondary education, having significant team leadership experience, ideally of multi-disciplinary teams.
- The capacity to lead and contribute strategically in a changing and innovative setting.
- An understanding of how to empower young women and prepare them for an ever-changing future.
- High level emotional intelligence combined with a highly relational leadership style.
- Relevant postgraduate qualifications, ideally at a Masters level, with a track record of ongoing personal and professional learning.
While people with a career focussed upon student wellbeing will be well regarded, this is not an essential criteria.
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The timeline and details for this project are outlined below. All emails and applications are acknowledged within 48 hours.
The Selection Process
Key dates as follows:
|Date of project launch/advertising||By Friday 16th July|
|Latest anticipated date to express your interest||Wed. 4th August|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 16th August|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 23rd Aug.|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
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- Closing is 5.00pm on the date shown above. However, a late application could be accepted, providing it does not adversely impact other applications or the All Hallows’ schedule.
- We expect to contact one work-related referee and a faith-based referee prior to shortlisting, with additional references completed later in the process.
- Psychometric testing will occur at a later stage in the process.
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