Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College is an independent Catholic secondary day school for girls, Years 7 – 12. Founded in 1875 by the Sisters of Mercy under the aegis of Mother Ignatius McQuoin, the College continues a tradition of excellence and innovation in Catholic education in the Mercy tradition.
Monte’s mission statement is expressed through the College motto: Religio Scientia Cultus – we are shaped and directed by what we believe, by what we know, by what we value.
As a school community, Monte places a strong emphasis on collegiality and professional development. Monte staff embrace and celebrate the Mercy values of respect for human dignity, compassion, justice, service to others, and commitment to the poor. All staff are dedicated to preparing our students for a life of success, significance and purpose and support the belief that education should be a rich interweaving of knowledge, skills and spirituality.
Monte provides a professional working environment that reflects and celebrates diversity.
Our teaching staff are dynamic educators who share a passion for learning and continuously seek to improve their practices through collaboration and ongoing professional development.
Our non-teaching staff play an important role in supporting the College’s administration; communications and development; property and facilities; innovation and technology and student services. There are a wide range of rewarding career opportunities for professional non-teaching staff throughout the College.
The College currently has 1,165 students and a total staff in excess of 180.
Additional information, including the 2020 Annual Report, can be viewed by visiting the Monte Sant’ Angelo College website at http://www.monte.nsw.edu.au
Position Title: Director Staff Services
Reports to: Principal
To support the Principal to ensure that highly engaged and effective staff can contribute positively to realising the mission of the College.
- Contributes as a member of the College Executive.
- Developing and managing systems and processes for recruitment, selection and induction of new staff.
- Developing and managing systems and processes which ensure that the College satisfies relevant employee/industrial relations legislation.
- In conjunction with the Principal and the Director Professional Learning, ensure that appropriate systems and processes are in place regarding staff professional review.
- Maintain staff information appropriately.
- Facilitate the program for leadership development at the College for leaders and middle management and provide strategic input at discussions with the Principal and the Director Professional Learning regarding this work.
- Provide opportunities for professional development for support staff.
- Foster a positive work environment.
- Develop and maintain a Human Resources annual budget.
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 reports to the Principal and manages a team of 7 people. An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in this project.
Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College is located at 128 Miller Street North Sydney, NSW.
Our world-class facilities are set amongst beautiful landscaped and historical grounds, in the heart of North Sydney. Our students have wonderful facilities including access to state-of-the-art learning spaces and technology, an indoor Aquatics and Sports Centre and a dedicated performing arts facility.
Conditions of Employment
- The remuneration package will be discussed during this process.
- Salary packaging arrangements are available.
- This is a full time, ongoing position. Office hours are 8am- 4pm, Monday to Friday; 48 weeks per year. Given the seniority of this role, the expectation is the Director will work the hours required of the position, which includes some out-of-hours meetings and College events.
- 4 weeks annual leave plus up to five additional days granted with school closure between Christmas and New Year, and Easter.
- Mobile phone provided.
- Parking on-site
- There is an annual performance management process
- Working from home is not an option for this role.
- A valid Working with Children Check is required.
- The usual 6-month probationary period applies.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- The desire & capacity to work in a Catholic school setting
- A ‘compassionate heart’, with personal values to align with the Mercy values
- Experience as a generalist HR practitioner with exposure to:
- the ability to operate at the strategic and operational/hands-on level
- Delivering change, including reviewing or introducing systems & processes
- Working in a unionised setting
- Compliance legislation: WHS, Industrial Relations, and, ideally, Working With Children.
- A record of service combined with knowledge of, or the desire to learn and understand, how HR can support staff to provide better teaching and learning outcomes for students.
- Degree in HR, IR, Law or other relevant qualification with a record of continuing professional development
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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 Wed 13th October|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Fri 29th October|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week of Monday 8th Nov.|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 15th Nov.|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following Monte interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of Monte 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 Monte schedule.
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