Bring your ambition to life
Led by the Bishop of Darwin, Most Rev Charles Gauci, the Catholic Diocese of Darwin is diverse and geographically vast, covering 1,350,000 square kilometres. We enjoy the vibrancy of over 80 cultures, each contributing to a fascinating tapestry of faith and tradition. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the first Australians, figure largely in our Diocese, with 26.8 percent of our Catholic population Indigenous to Australia.
Catholic Education Northern Territory comprises 18 Catholic schools (six colleges, seven primary schools and five remote schools) with an enrolment of approximately 5,000 students and 900 staff.
Catholic Education Council of the NT (CEC NT)
The CEC NT is the principal advisory and consultative body on education to the Bishop of Darwin. Council monitors and reviews the strategic directions of Catholic education in the Diocese and provides a representative forum for parents and Catholic communities, clergy and parishes on matters of education.
Catholic Education Office (CEO)
The CEO is situated at 17 Beaton Road, Berrimah and employs approximately 70 staff. The CEO provides a range of services and support to enhance the quality of education available to students in the following key areas:
- Catholic Identity
- Teaching and Learning
- Finance, Facilities and Resources
- Community and Culture
- Pastoral Care and Wellbeing.
Life in Darwin
While it is 6 years old, you can obtain a glimpse of life in Darwin, (via a video produced by the NT Government), by visiting https://youtu.be/nzVWiyVnIX4
Additional information (including the Strategic Plan and Annual Reports) can be viewed by visiting the NT Catholic Education website located at http://www.ceont.catholic.edu.au/
Position Title: Deputy Director: School Services
Reports to: Director of Catholic Education
The Director, two Deputy Directors, a Principals’ Consultant and the Leader of Catholic Identity form a collaborative leadership Executive for Catholic Education Northern Territory in the Diocese of Darwin with a shared vision and commitment to the goals of the Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022.
Together, the Executive provides strategic and pastoral leadership for Catholic school communities and staff of the Catholic Education Office, supporting, nurturing, building, challenging and engaging in the Catholic story. They advocate on behalf of Catholic Education and within their portfolio responsibilities, bringing to life the vision for excellence in Catholic Education.
The Deputy Director School Services is responsible to the Director of Catholic Education for the effective management of the financial, capital and personnel resources of the diocesan school system.
This role supports the System of 18 Schools and the delivery of the Strategic Plan by leading and managing the School Services directorate which provides a range of services including:
- Human Resources
A detailed position description will be provided later in the process.
While the start date is negotiable, ideally the successful applicant will be able to commence in January 2020 in preparation for the new school year.
Location and Travel
The CEO situated at 17 Beaton Road, Berrimah, which is a suburb of Darwin. Given the seniority of this executive position, significant intrastate and interstate travel is anticipated.
Conditions of Employment
- The remuneration package reflects the seniority of the appointment and will be discussed as we step through the process.
- The initial contract period is for five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance, with further contract periods subject to an appraisal according to policy.
- This position requires significant travel in the Northern Territory and interstate, and might require work outside normal business hours
- Five weeks of annual leave.
- Reasonable relocation assistance (if required) will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
- The Working with Children Card (Ochre Card NT) is a mandated requirement.
- Participate in good character screening and hold an acceptable Police clearance.
- Act in all times in accordance with good conduct and the sensibilities of the Catholic Church.
- Teacher Registration NT (or ability to be registered) would be an advantage.
- Applicants will require a current “C” Class Drivers Licence to fulfil the requirements of the role.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- An active participation in a Catholic Eucharistic Community with a personal commitment to the development of her/his faith and spirituality;
- Senior leadership experience, ideally from within Catholic education in roles such as a principal or in a Catholic Education Office;
- The interpersonal and relational skills to work collaboratively as part of an executive team, with matrix responsibilities, to achieve shared outcomes;
- Ability to work effectively with Indigenous students, families, staff in a range of multilayered contexts;
- Relevant post graduate qualifications combined with a track record of ongoing personal and professional learning.
Are You Interested in this Opportunity?
If you are interested in this role, then simply complete the ‘Express Your Interest’ panel on this page; or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest and nominating ref number TS1418. Whichever you choose, please provide a brief resume and contact telephone number.
Any questions can be directed to either (a) our Director John Chesher by telephone (0417 068 220) or (b) email our office via 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 are as follows:
|Date of project launch/advertising||Fri 18th Oct|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Wed 6th Nov|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 11 Nov|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 18th or 25th Nov|
|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 confidential discussions and to provide information to allow you to explore this opportunity and determine your interest in the role.
- A range of additional information will be provided to you as we progress through this process.
- At the outset you will not be required to: complete an application form; provide a lengthy document to address the selection criteria; or supply referee details. However, you will be invited to supply us with additional information (verbally and in writing) as you progress through the process.
- A late application could be accepted, providing it does not adversely impact other applications or the schedule.
- At the appropriate time we will seek written consent to speak with referees – listing referees on your resume does not signify consent to do so.
- We expect to contact one work-related referee and a Catholic priest referee prior to shortlisting, with additional references completed later in the process. You should always expect that before reaching the final stage of the project, we will ask to speak with at least one person who has: directly managed you; recently; and for a significant period of time.
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