Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta (OLMC) is a Christ-centred Catholic learning community established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1889. Founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, faithful to its Mercy tradition, OLMC is a Catholic independent school for girls, committed to excellence in education, respect for the dignity of each individual and the development of a strong sense of justice and social responsibility.
The policies of the College serve to promote the dignity and uniqueness of each human person. Their aim is to foster the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical and social wellbeing of all members of the College community within a safe, healthy, caring and sustainable environment.
OLMC has an enrolment of 1,080 students across Years 7 to 12. OLMC is a non-selective Catholic school which caters for the needs of all learners.
Additional information (including the 2018 – 2028 Master Plan and the Strategic Vision 2021 – 2025) can be viewed by visiting the OLMC website located at https://www.olmc.nsw.edu.au/
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Position Title: Deputy Principal
Reports to: Principal
The Deputy Principal role is the prime College administrator in relation to the organisational and operational requirements of the College.
It is also a strategic position with high level leadership to assist the Principal and Directors in the five areas identified as pillars, in the College Strategic Vision 2021-2025:
- Our Future
- Community Engagement
- A Positive, Growth-Focused Culture
- Learning Excellence
- Student Formation
It is expected that the responsibilities of the role are negotiated annually by the Principal and the Deputy Principal and take into account factors such as:
- the College Strategic Vision 2021-2025
- Mercy tradition and values
- organisational and operational requirements of the College
- ensuring the smooth daily operations for the College
- all legal and statutory requirements from the regulatory jurisdictions
- reporting on matters, such as the College risk and compliance register; and the Annual School Report to the Community required by NESA (RANGS)
- the changing needs of the College
The Deputy Principal is expected to be a strong role model for all staff and is required to undertake a teaching role (one class) based upon the needs of the school.
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 Deputy Principal is a member of the College Leadership Team. In addition to the Principal and Deputy Principal, the other members of the Leadership Team are the Director of Innovation and Partnerships; Director of People & Culture; Director of Identity; Director of Teaching & Learning; Director of Business Services; and Director of Student Wellbeing.
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in this project.
While negotiable, it is anticipated the successful person will commence by the start of term 3, 2023.
The College is located on Victoria Road, Parramatta in an important historic education and religious precinct.
Conditions of Employment
- The remuneration package will be discussed as we move through this process.
- The initial contract period is three years. The standard 6-month probation period applies.
- Annual leave is 6 weeks.
- On-site parking.
- Eligible to teach in NSW schools.
- Able to meet the obligations under the College’s Code of Conduct and any relevant legislative requirements.
- Can promote a positive safety culture in the school through compliance with relevant WHS legislative requirements, the College’s WHS policy and procedures, instructions and rules.
- Able to safeguard and promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people.
- Prior to appointment the successful applicant will possess a current, approved Working With Children Check and complete a National Criminal History Check.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- A Catholic with a personal commitment to the teachings and practices of the Catholic faith.
- The desire and capacity to learn, promote and embed Mercy traditions into the life of the College.
- Leadership experience in Catholic secondary education – with independent school experience highly desirable.
- An innovative, solution-focused person with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
- A track record of building leadership capacity in others.
- A highly relational, visible, inclusive leadership style with a desire to engage with people and earn the respect and trust of the College community.
- Relevant qualifications with a track record of ongoing personal and professional learning.
- A background in Girls’ Education is desirable.
Are You Interested?
If you are interested in this role, please use the ‘Express Your Interest’ panel on this webpage; or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref number TS1498. 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.
Questions can be directed to John Chesher (0417 068 220) or by email to email@example.com
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The Selection Process
The timeline for this project is as follows:
|Date of project launch/advertising
|By Friday 3rd Feb.
|Latest date for applications
|Tues 21st Feb.
|Selection committee short listing
|Late in week starting Mon 27th February
|Anticipated date for OLMC interviews
|Week starting Monday 13th March
|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 OLMC schedule.
- We expect to complete at least one work-related reference prior to shortlisting. We anticipate speaking with another work-related referee between shortlisting and interviews. Final references are completed after the OLMC 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 National Police Check; and academic qualifications and professional memberships verification.
- All information provided to Trak Search will be made available, in confidence, to the Principal, or her nominee, unless you instruct Trak Search otherwise.
- To obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the Trak Search methodology, including our screening process, click here to access the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
- Only people with the unrestricted right to work in Australia may apply for this role.
- Please note: people are contacted and discussions commence soon after applications are received. We do not wait until the close date. There are advantages in you applying immediately.
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Trak Search is committed to working with client organisations in the safeguarding of children and young people. Applicants should be aware that in addition to the Working with Children and National Police History Checks required by our client, Trak Search screening processes, interview questions and reference checking will also reflect this commitment.
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