The Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga is located within Wiradjuri country in the Riverina and Yorta Yorta country in the southwestern district of New South Wales. The Diocese covers a large part of rural NSW.
Bishop Mark Edwards OMI PhD was appointed Bishop of Wagga Wagga and installed on 22 July 2020.
Catholic Education, Diocese of Wagga Wagga (CEDWW) serves twenty-five primary schools and five secondary colleges. There are two Boarding facilities for students. This System of schools has around 8,500 students and employs about 1600 staff.
The Bishop established the Diocese of Wagga Wagga Catholic Education Council (CEC) on September 8 2020. The CEC has been established to assist the Bishop fulfil his role, responsibilities and mission regarding the ministry of Catholic education. The role of the CEC is to steward the mission of Catholic education to ensure confidence and transparency in providing the best possible Catholic education for students.
CEDWW comprises 60 – 70 Office based staff. Their role is to be a service organisation for schools.
Living in Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga is the largest inland city in New South Wales and is well connected by air, rail or road. With a population of over 64,000; Wagga Wagga has a proud sporting history and a strong cultural and artistic community.
The hub of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga is vibrant, cosmopolitan and welcoming; there is great natural beauty, period architecture, great shopping and affordable housing. Located mid-way between Sydney and Melbourne and only 2.5 road hours to Canberra, Wagga Wagga has become a natural transport hub for regional NSW.
Wagga Wagga’s current health service redevelopment is the largest single investment in any NSW regional health service. This work highlights the current scale and future needs of a growing city.
Additional details on the Diocese and Catholic Education, including crucial information such as Vision and Mission, can be viewed by visiting:
The Diocese – https://www.wagga.catholic.org.au/Our-Bishop.aspx
Catholic Education in the Diocese – https://ww.catholic.edu.au/
Position Title: Head of Corporate Services
Reports to: Director of Catholic Education
The role of Head of Corporate Services is a senior leadership position in Catholic Education Diocese of Wagga Wagga (CEDWW).
As a member of the Leadership Management Team (LMT); and the Executive Officer of the Catholic Education Council Audit & Risk Committee, this role leads and manages the financial, information technology, governance and capital works/facilities management functions of CEDWW.
The role provides leadership, mentoring and guidance to the LMT, school leaders, school business managers and finance staff as well as CEDWW office staff in the areas of governance and financial management. The Head of Corporate Services is also responsible for representing the interests of CEDWW in the context of the wider NSW Catholic Education community on various external committees and government bodies.
Areas of responsibility include:
- Strategic Financial & School Resourcing
- Control & Management of System Resources
- Capital Works & Facilities management
- Information Technology
A full position description will be provided at a later stage in this project.
This role is a member of the Leadership Management Team. The position leads a team of 27, with the following direct reports:
- School Infrastructure Officer
- Risk and Compliance Manager
- ICT Manager
- Once Project Manager
- Finance and Resources Manager
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in this project.
Location and Travel
This role will be based within the Catholic Schools Office located in McAlroy House, 205 Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga.
Given the geographic spread of the Diocese combined with the need for the Head of Corporate Services to be visible in schools as well as involved in wider forums, regular travel is required.
Conditions of Employment
- The remuneration package for this role will be discussed as we progress through this recruitment project.
- Relocation support will be provided for the successful applicant, if required.
- This is an ongoing appointment.
- The successful applicant will possess a current, approved Working With Children Check and complete a successful (as adjudged by CEDWW) National Criminal History Check.
- A current “C” Class Drivers Licence.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- Capacity and willingness to work within the ethos of the Catholic Church and the Mission for Catholic education.
- A career in finance and accounting with experience in a senior level financial leadership role.
- Experience in leading a team, with a strong reputation for customer service and a readiness to support others.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
- Willingness and capacity to learn, embrace and grow into the broader aspects of this multi-faceted role, such as capital works/facilities management.
- CA or CPA and ongoing professional formation and training.
While people from all sectors will be considered, experience within the n-f-p, education or a values-based setting will be highly regarded.
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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 28th May|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Monday 21st June|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 28th June|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Wednesday 14th July|
|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 CEDWW schedule.
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