Stuartholme School is a Catholic Independent Day and Boarding Secondary School catering for girls in Years 7 to 12.
As a School of the Sacred Heart, Stuartholme School has its philosophical foundation in the vision of St Madeleine Sophie Barat as expressed in the Goals of Sacred Heart Education. Accordingly:
- the individual child is at the centre of the educational endeavour;
- the value of women is proclaimed; and
- respect for difference in all its forms is nurtured.
Established by the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1920, Stuartholme School has a global connection through its membership of the Sacred Heart national and international network of schools.
The school holds a unique position of being a small school (681 students, with 100 of these boarding) but with large school opportunities. Students are challenged, enriched and encouraged, but no girl will ever ‘be lost in the crowd’.
Stuartholme is Brisbane’s only Catholic boarding school for girls. The Boarding House is at the centre of the school, thus in essence, is the heart of the school.
A range of additional information can be viewed by visiting the Stuartholme School website located at https://stuartholme.com
You will also be able to view videos featuring the Boarding House and recent refurbishments.
Position Title: Dean of Boarding
Reports to: Principal
The Dean of Boarding is an essential member of the School Leadership Team with delegated responsibility for the effective operation of the House, including the in loco parentis care of each boarding student.
The Dean of Boarding is responsible to, and works closely with, the Principal for the effective leadership of the boarding enterprise of the School as an integral part of the Sacred Heart Stuartholme School community.
The Dean of Boarding will exercise effective team leadership for the development and support of an efficient Boarding Team, in line with the concept of Teams and Team Leadership that underpins the organisational structure of the School.
At a later stage in this project, you will be provided a full position description; and the success criteria for the first 12 months in the role.
The Dean of Boarding is a member of the Stuartholme Leadership Team. The role leads a staff of 20 to 25 people, covering the Boarding House, Health Centre and Laundry.
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in this project.
We anticipate the successful person will be able to commence in the role early in January 2022, in preparation for the new school year.
Location and Travel
Stuartholme School is in Brisbane, Queensland, at 365 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong, only six kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. With spectacular views across Brisbane city and Moreton Bay’s beautiful islands, the school’s 21 hectares of unspoilt beauty is an ‘educational sanctuary’ from the hustle and bustle of inner-city life.
It is expected that the Dean of Boarding will be a part of an annual ‘roadshow’ to visit towns and cities across Queensland to promote the school and their boarding facilities.
Conditions of Employment
- Remuneration consists of salary and superannuation and will be discussed as we step through the recruitment process.
- On-site accommodation is provided.
- Reasonable relocation assistance (if required) will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
- The Dean of Boarding is appointed for an initial period of five years with reappointment for an additional five years following a successful review.
- The nature of the position is such that the Dean of Boarding is required to work outside “normal” School hours and to participate fully in the total life of the School and the Boarding community.
- Registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) is required for teacher-qualified applicants. For non-teacher qualified applicants, you will require a current, approved Working With Children Check and complete a successful (as adjudged by Stuartholme) National Criminal History Check. Further details regarding this check may be obtained at https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
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.
- The desire to learn and promote the Spirit, Mission and traditions of Sacred Heart Education.
- Leadership experience:
- in a boarding or residential environment; and
- supervising a sizable team; and
- with an understanding of student wellbeing and the safeguarding of young people.
- Highly relational and accessible with a desire to engage with the school and Boarding community; capable of building and maintaining effective, cohesive relationships.
- Relevant qualifications.
It is preferred (but not essential) that the Dean of Boarding has an academic or teaching background.
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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 Fri. 3rd Sept.|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Wed 22nd Sept.|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 4th Oct.|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Weeks of Monday 11th or 18th Oct.|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
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- Throughout the process, Trak Search is available for your confidential enquiries. They will also provide a range of additional information to allow you to explore how this opportunity aligns with your expectations and interests.
- 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 Stuartholme schedule.
- We expect to contact one work-related referee prior to shortlisting, with additional references completed later in the process.
- Stuartholme will provide an option of a Zoom interview in circumstances where a person is unable to attend for a face-to-face meeting.
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