St Stanislaus’ College is an independent Catholic day and boarding school for boys from Years 7 to 12. The College was founded in 1867 by the Bishop of Bathurst and has been conducted by the Vincentian Fathers (Congregation of the Mission) since 1889.
In 2017 St Stanislaus’ College celebrates 150 years of Catholic education for boys. At Stannies, day students, full-time boarding students and weekly boarding students from Catholic families, and other faith traditions, are welcomed and supported as they grow from young boys to young men.
Our students continue to grow and thrive, with a boarding enrolment in 2017 of more than 100 students that provides a rich diversity in a total enrolment of 575.
With the main campus set on 38 acres near the centre of Bathurst and a 50 acre farm within walking distance of the College, St Stanislaus’ College provides students with an educational experience which has demonstrated consistent success.
Our Vincentian Traditions
The Vincentian Fathers and Brothers arrived from Ireland to take over St Charles Seminary and St Stanislaus’ College in 1889. Vincentians held the role of President and Headmaster until the commencement of 1993. Mr John Edwards was appointed as the first lay Headmaster in 1993 and continued in this role for 20 years. The current Head of College is Dr Anne Wenham.
St Stanislaus’ derives great benefit from the active involvement of the College appointed Vincentians and from those in the Bathurst Community and in other Vincentian Communities who continue to be very involved and who loyally support the College in its various endeavours.
Additional information can be viewed by visiting the St Stanislaus’ College website located at: http://www.stannies.com/Home
Position Title: Deputy Head of College
Reports to: Head of College
The Vincentian Philosophy of Education seeks to proclaim the Gospel in the spirit of St Vincent de Paul and in so doing to form people that they may bring the Good News to the poor and stand with them in solidarity.
The primary responsibility of the Deputy Head of College is to work with the Head of College and the Leadership Team to ensure that the College is a learning community in the Vincentian tradition.
The Deputy Head of College is responsible for the smooth running of the College by ensuring appropriate structures and policies are in place to support the academic and pastoral needs of students and staff. Continuous improvements and innovation across these areas require engagement with all members of the College community.
The Deputy Head of College works closely with the Head of College in contributing to the planning/implementation/review of the strategic directions of the College.
The Deputy Head of College deputises in the absence of the Head of College.
Specific Role Responsibilities
The role of the Deputy Head of College was restructured at the conclusion of the 2016 school year, now having its primary focus on teaching & learning, student wellbeing and policy development/ implementation.
2017 is seen as a transition year in the senior leadership responsibilities of the College. The Deputy Head of College shares responsibility with the Head of College in working with and supporting the other three members of the College Leadership Team:
- Director of Curriculum
- Director of Administration
- Director of Quality Teaching & Learning
A position description will be provided as we step through this process.
The Deputy Head of College will have responsibility for the following projects and priorities:
- Leadership of College staff in preparation for the Registration and Accreditation process in 2018.
- Work with and support of Director of Curriculum, Director of Administration, Director of Quality Teaching and Learning in pursuit of excellence in boys’ education.
- Work with and support College Pastoral Care Team in all wellbeing initiatives.
- Review of all College Policies and Practices in preparation for the Registration and Accreditation process in 2018.
An organisation chart as well as information on the College teams structure will be provided later in this process.
Reason for Vacancy
After 30 years with Stannies, 20 years of which were in the role of Deputy Head of College, Mr Mark Neill retired in July 2017.
It is anticipated the successful person will be able to commence in this role for the start of the 2018 school year. Ideally, the successful person will be available to commence the week prior to the commencement of the 2018 school year.
Location and travel
St Stanislaus’ College is located at 220 Bentinck St, Bathurst NSW.
Conditions of Employment
- The remuneration package will be discussed with the successful applicant.
- A three-bedroom house (rent free) within close proximity of the College is offered as part of this package.
- Salary is adjusted annually in line with increases as per the Independent Schools NSW Teachers (Hybrid Model) Multi Enterprise Agreement 2017.
- Annual leave is as per the Independent Schools NSW Teachers (Hybrid Model) Multi Enterprise Agreement 2017.
- Tenure: the initial appointment is for 5-year period and, subject to performance reviews renewed for an additional period.
- Reasonable relocation assistance (if required) will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
- In accordance with Child Protection Legislation, the successful applicant will require a ‘Working With Children’ clearance prior to employment. Please visit kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au to obtain further information on this requirement.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following criteria:
- a practising Catholic with a sound understanding of and commitment to the Church’s mission in Catholic education;
- the desire and capacity to learn and promote the Vincentian Traditions;
- a career built within secondary education having leadership experience, ideally with a focus on teaching and learning;
- a highly relational style and the capability to build and maintain effective, cohesive relationships with a wide-ranging educational community;
- a track record of ongoing personal and professional learning combined with postgraduate qualifications.
Are You Interested in this Opportunity?
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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 are as follows:
|Date of project launch/advertising||Fri 15th /Sat 16th Sept|
|Trak Search discussions commence||From Mon 25th Sept|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Wed 4th Oct|
|Initial reference checks by Trak Search||From week commencing Mon 9th Oct|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 23rd Oct|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 30th Oct or 6th Nov|
|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 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. Please be aware however that any application received after close of business on the date noted above is more likely to be returned to you
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- We expect to contact one work-related referee and a Priest/Religious referee prior to shortlisting, with additional references completed later in the process. You should always expect that prior to 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 time
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