Stuartholme School is a Catholic Independent Day and Boarding Secondary School catering for girls in Years 7 to 12. The School is widely known as one of Queensland’s leading secondary schools for girls and is Brisbane’s only Catholic Girls Boarding School.
Stuartholme School opened in 1920 with just five students and has grown to its present enrolment of 685, with 132 being boarders. The School has a proud tradition of educating and empowering women to play an important role in their local and global community. The majority of graduates continue to tertiary studies and professional endeavours.
This Catholic Independent School is part of an international network committed to the education of young women in the Sacred Heart tradition. The Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus operates in over 40 countries, each with a common educational tradition known to its members simply as a “Sacred Heart Education”. Stuartholme is one of four schools in the Australian and New Zealand Network of Sacred Heart Schools which have a common educational tradition.
Staff (98 FTE), students, parents and alumnae are an essential part of the school community. Together they strive to celebrate success, support one another through challenges and create a community that lives out the spirit of Cor Unum – “One Heart”.
Past students proudly recognise that they belong to the school community, and the global Sacred Heart Network.
Additional information can be viewed by visiting the Stuartholme School website located at https://stuartholme.com
Position Title: Deputy Principal
Reports to: Principal
The Deputy Principal is an essential member of the School Leadership Team, reporting directing to the Principal, with designated deputising authority for the Principal. The Deputy Principal is expected to provide appropriate support to the Principal and to represent the Principal and/or the School Board, on occasions, as directed. The responsibilities of the position encompass:
- Spiritual Leadership;
- Educational Leadership;
- Staff Development and Human Resource Management;
- Team Leadership;
- Community Leadership.
A full position description and an organisation chart will be provided in a later stage of the process.
Reason for Vacancy
Given the learning opportunities that are available to the Deputy Principal, both locally and internationally, this role is an ideal stepping-stone to principalship. The current Deputy Principal will take up a Principal appointment in 2020.
It is anticipated the successful person will commence in January 2020, prior to the start of the school year.
Stuartholme School is located in Brisbane, Queensland, at 365 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong.
Conditions of Employment
- Remuneration consists of salary and superannuation and will be discussed with the successful person.
- The Deputy Principal is required to be available outside “normal” School hours and to participate fully in the total life of the School.
- The Deputy Principal will undergo an annual Professional Review with the Principal and a comprehensive Performance Appraisal towards the end of the appointment contract time in accordance with School’s enterprise agreement. The Performance Appraisal will be conducted at the request of the Principal.
- Reasonable relocation assistance (if required) will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
- The Deputy Principal is appointed for an initial period of five years with a further five-year appointment subject to a satisfactory performance review prior to the conclusion of the first five year period.
- This position involves working with children. Any appointment will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with the law. Further details can be obtained at https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- 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 Spirit, Mission and traditions of Sacred Heart Education;
- a career built within Catholic education having leadership experience in either congregational or systemic schools;
- a highly relational style and the capability to build and maintain effective, cohesive relationships;
- a track record of ongoing personal and professional learning combined with postgraduate qualifications.
As noted earlier, this role is an ideal stepping stone to principalship. Accordingly, we seek a person with the desire and capacity to embrace such an opportunity for professional growth and personal development.
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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 11th, Sat 12th Oct.|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Wed 30th Oct.|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 4th Nov.|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 11th or 18th 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 Religious 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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