Are you seeking an opportunity:
- To impact the lives of over 21,000 students in a System of 56 schools?
- While also significantly developing your skills and career?
Catholic Education, Canberra & Goulburn (CECG) plays an integral role in education in the ACT and NSW, covering 88,000 square kilometres covering the whole of the ACT and extending from Pambula on the south coast, to Crookwell in the North, through to the western point of Lake Cargelligo.
Operating 56 Schools and 8 Early Learning Centres, CECG is key to the education of over 21,000 students within the Archdiocese and employing more than 2,100 professionals. At CECG, our people are the engine that drives our system.
Jesus Christ, our greatest teacher, calls us to share and witness to our Catholic Faith and Tradition, build inclusive communities and deliver contemporary quality learning opportunities for every person.
Additional information can be viewed by visiting the CECG website located at https://cg.catholic.edu.au/
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Actual Position Title: Principal Catholic Identity Officer
Reports to: Deputy Director, Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn
|The Principal Catholic Identity Officer is responsible for the coordination, implementation and review of Catholic Identity, Evangelisation, Faith Formation and Religious Education programs across the Archdiocese.|
Leading a highly competent Catholic Identity team, the role includes ensuring the implementation of CECG’s Vision and Mission Statement by
· contributing to the equality and effectiveness of the education services provided by CECG; and
· promoting the Catholic ethos in the day to day performance of tasks and responsibilities in dealing with CE Office staff, school communities, government and other agencies.
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.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, Catholic Education, the role leads a team of 6 people.
Other key liaisons include:
- Performance Improvement Leaders and Service Area Leaders
- School Principals and school Executive team members
- Religious Education Coordinators
- External stakeholders
- School and Family Services
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in this project.
Reason for Vacancy
The long-term incumbent has recently stepped down from his position.
The commencement date is negotiable however it is expected to be by the start of the 2023 school year.
|The position is a part of the Catholic Education Office, located at 55 Franklin Street, Manuka, ACT.|
Conditions of Employment
- The remuneration (which includes access to salary packaging) will be discussed as we move through this process.
- The initial contract period is 3 years. The standard 6-month probation period applies.
- Reasonable relocation assistance (if required) will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
- Applicants will require a current Drivers Licence to fulfil the requirements of the role.
- Prior to appointment the successful applicant will possess a current WwVP Check and complete a successful National Criminal History Check.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- A practising Catholic with an appreciation of and commitment to Catholic life and practice.
- A significant period of senior leadership experience in Catholic education. This experience will ideally include one or more of the following:
- School leadership
- Religious Education curriculum leadership.
- Adult faith formation experience
- Theological scholarship
- The capacity and desire to further develop the Catholic identity of our schools and strengthen parish/school relationships.
- The ability to challenge the status quo as well as think and act at strategic and operational levels.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, influencing and consulting skills with the ability to engage with a wide range of people.
- Post-graduate qualifications in Religious Education and/or Theology; with a record of ongoing professional development.
Catholic school principals, RE curriculum leaders, people with experiences in adult faith formation or Catholic theological scholarship experience, who also have the desire and capability to lead across the breadth of this portfolio, are encouraged to express an interest in this system leadership role.
Are You Interested?
If you are interested in this role, please use the ‘Express Your Interest’ panel on this webpage; or email email@example.com quoting ref number TS1494. All we require at the outset is a resume, email address and mobile telephone number. No other documentation is required from you to express your interest. All emails and resumes are acknowledged within 48 hours. Please contact us again if this does not occur.
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The Selection Process
The timeline for this project is as follows:
|Date of project launch/advertising||By Wed. 12th October|
|Latest date for applications||Mon. 31st October|
|Likely CECG selection committee short listing||Mon 7th November (tbc)|
|Anticipated date for CECG interviews||Friday 11th November OR 23 November (tbc)|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
We have been instructed to provide a process that is transparent and welcoming.
- We are available for your confidential enquiries. We will also provide additional information to allow you to explore how the role 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 CECG schedule.
- We expect to complete a work-related reference; and a Faith-based reference with a Catholic parish priest, prior to shortlisting. We anticipate speaking with another work-related referee between shortlisting and interviews. Final references are completed after CECG interviews. No referee will be contacted without your express consent.
- The selection committee will provide an option of a video interview in circumstances where a person is unable to attend for a face-to-face meeting.
- Please be aware our standard practice utilises the services of an external specialist in pre-employment screening. This service includes employment history verification; National Police Check; and academic qualifications and professional memberships verification.
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- Only people with the unrestricted right to work in Australia may apply for this role.
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