Are you seeking?
- The opportunity to ‘make a difference’ in a newly created role within a dynamic community embarking on the journey of school improvement?
- The benefits of working with the largest non-government employer in NSW’s Central West, providing you with significant support, resources and development opportunities?
- An attractive salary with the ability to salary package?
- A contemporary and well-resourced office environment?
- The joy of regional living in the City of Dubbo?
St Johns College is a Catholic co-educational secondary school located in Dubbo, NSW. It has a proud tradition of academic excellence, sporting prowess, spiritual development and contributing to the community of Dubbo since 1969.
The College is located in a rural environment setting on 40 hectares. The College enrolment is approximately 900 students. There are 80 teachers as well as 38 support and ancillary staff.
St John’s College is a part of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst’s System of 33 schools which educates more than 9000 students in the diocese.
Living in Dubbo
With a population of nearly 55,000 the Dubbo Region outshines the big cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.
To find out more about St Johns College, visit http://www.stjohnsdubbo.catholic.edu.au
To find out more about the welcoming regional City of Dubbo, visit: https://dubbo.com.au/live
Position Title: Administration/Operations Manager
Reports to: Principal
The position exists to assist the Principal in managing the overall administration of the school. This is a broad role and includes responsibility for the management of resources; facilities and grounds maintenance; financial/budgeting; ICT/technology; and business operations.
This role works collaboratively with the College Principal, College leadership team and manages the school support staff and other non-teaching staff.
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 role requires significant and ongoing liaison with:
- Principal and the College leadership team (which includes this role)
- Support staff, including own team of 38 people.
- Professional staff in the Catholic Education Office.
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in this project.
Reason for Vacancy
This is a new role for the College, created after a review into the needs of an ever-changing educational setting.
Immediate start, by negotiation
Conditions of Employment
- Salary, dependent upon experience, ranging between $100,000 to $125,000 p.a.
- Superannuation: 10.0% paid in addition to salary.
- Ability to salary package.
- Full Time with four weeks annual leave, plus additional (discretionary) leave between Christmas and New Year period.
- Working from home is not an option for this role.
- A valid Working with Children Check is required for this position.
- A current NSW Drivers Licence.
- The usual 6-month probationary period applies.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- Experience in successfully leading and completing contemporary financial management practices within a business or school setting.
- Experience in managing support services (eg resources, ICT/technology, administration) within a business or school setting.
- Ability to develop, lead and deliver strategic planning processes to support the goals of the College.
- Capacity to lead process improvements; staff development and empowerment; and a proactive workplace culture across the range of services.
- High level of digital literacy in software systems relevant to financial, human resource and administrative services.
- Well-developed written, presentation and interpersonal skills with the capacity to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders.
These roles exist in schools to allow the Principal to delegate non-teaching & learning activities to a trusted leadership team member. As such it is critical you have a strong service and support attitude combined with a preparedness to respond to the wide range of needs of the College community.
Despite this role having responsibility for a broad range of matters, experience is not essential in all aspects providing you have the (a) desire; and (b) capacity to learn and take ownership of a diverse portfolio of responsibilities.
Are You Interested in This Opportunity?
If you are interested in this role, simply complete the ‘Express Your Interest’ panel on this page; or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref number TS1471. Please provide a brief resume and contact (mobile) telephone number.
Questions can also be directed by email to email@example.com.
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 24th Sept.|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Fri 8th Oct.|
|Review meeting & short listing||Late week commencing Mon 11th Oct.|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Late week of Monday 18th Oct.|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
Trak Search has been instructed to provide a process that is welcoming for people interested in this role. Significant aspects include:
- 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 St John’s schedule.
- We expect to contact one work-related referee prior to shortlisting, however the tight schedule could mean this occurs following shortlisting. Additional references will be completed later in the process.
- The College will provide an option of a video interview in circumstances where a person is unable to attend for a face-to-face meeting.
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