St. Stanislaus’ College is a Catholic school in the Vincentian tradition. The College was founded in 1867 by the Bishop of Bathurst and conducted by the Vincentian Fathers (Congregation of the Mission) since 1889.
St Stanislaus’ College seeks to proclaim the gospel in the spirit of St Vincent de Paul through the formation of students, with special emphasis given to the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical growth of each person within and for the larger community.
The College accommodates both day and boarding students from Years 7 to 12. With total staff of more than 100, St. Stanislaus’ College currently has an enrolment of 560 boys, 100 of whom are boarders. It is the oldest Catholic Boys’ Boarding School in Australia.
St Stanislaus’ College is operated by the entity St Stanislaus’ College Bathurst, which is a registered company under the Corporations Law of NSW. The Company is a public company limited by guarantee.
Appeal of Living in Regional NSW
If you are from a metropolitan/coastal city, there are three key aspects for you to explore when considering the benefits of a move to a major regional centre such as Bathurst:
- How would your financial position alter if you accepted a senior role in rural NSW where:
- Your income was increased, but costs of living went down;
- You retained your current home/property, but rented it out.
- How will your home life benefit by experiencing the sense of community regional/rural living provides?
- How will your career thrive because of the leadership experiences an executive appointment would provide?
With a population of more than 40,000, Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland city. It is less than a three-hour drive from Sydney, making it close enough to access but far enough away to retain its unique regional feel. Bathurst is a regional education centre with a large number of schools and a University (CSU).
Please visit the St Stanislaus’ College website located at www.stannies.com to access a range of valuable information including:
- Vincentian Tradition
- College Vision and Mission
- Vincentian Philosophy of Education
- Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020
- Annual Reports
Visit the following website which provides information on living in Bathurst: https://www.bathurstregion.com.au/live-in-bathurst
Position title: Head of College
Reports to: St Stanislaus’ College Board of Directors
The Head of St. Stanislaus’ College is appointed by the Provincial of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers) and his Council and is responsible to the Board of St Stanislaus’ College. The role of the Head of College requires the ability and flexibility to be involved across a wide range of duties and responsibilities.
Scope of the Role
The Head of College role covers the following areas of responsibility:
- Catholic Identity Leadership
- Educational Leadership
- Pastoral Leadership
- Administrative and Financial Leadership
- Legal and Compliance Leadership
- Boarding House
A full position description and College organisation chart will be provided later in the process.
Reason for Vacancy
After her term as a highly successful Head of College, Dr Anne Wenham is retiring at the end of the 2019 school year.
It is anticipated the successful person will be able to commence in this role for the start of term 1 2020. It is also hoped the new appointee will be able to engage in induction activities during 2019.
Conditions of Employment
- The total remuneration package is comprised of salary, motor vehicle, superannuation of 9.5% and a rent-free unfurnished residence located near the College.
- Salary is adjusted annually in line with increases in teacher salaries.
- Annual leave is 4 weeks per annum.
- Tenure: the initial appointment is for a 5-year period and, subject to successful performance reviews in the second year and the final year, is expected to be renewed for an additional period.
- Study leave of 3 months within a 2-year period following a successful contract renewal.
- Relocation assistance (if required) will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
- Before appointment, an applicant must complete a “Working With Children Check” through the Office of the Children’s Guardian – please visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check
The College Board invites applications from experienced educators who will be expected to demonstrate:
- Personal commitment to the teachings and practice of the Catholic Faith, with the capacity to lead the school as a faith-filled community within the Catholic tradition;
- A desire and willingness to learn and be committed to the charism of St Vincent de Paul;
- A career in education incorporating leadership experience in secondary schools, combined with exposure to wider educational forums and current educational issues;
- A passion for education with an understanding of contemporary curriculum and a deep knowledge of teaching and learning;
- Empathy and understanding of young people, combined with a special interest and understanding of boys’ education;
- Highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication and presentation skills;
- A pastoral approach, being accessible to staff, students and parents;
- Tertiary qualifications, with postgraduate study.
Are You Interested in this Opportunity?
If you are interested in this role, simply complete the ‘Express Your Interest’ panel on this page; or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest and showing ref number TS1407. Whichever you choose, please provide a brief resume and contact telephone number. At this stage we do NOT ask you to address the selection criteria or provide an application document.
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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. 24th/Sat. 25th May|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Wed. 12th June|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 24th June|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 29th July|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
The significant delay between shortlisting and interviews is to ensure people are not disadvantaged if they are unavailable during the term break period.
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) if and when 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 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.
- All information provided to Trak Search will be made available prior to shortlisting, in confidence, to the Board Chair (or nominee) unless you instruct Trak Search otherwise.
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