Brisbane Catholic Education is committed to high quality teaching and learning for more than 72,000 young people enrolled in our schools and colleges from Prep to Year 12.
Our community of schools within the Archdiocese of Brisbane is founded on Christ and is at the service of our students, families, society and the Church – teaching, challenging and transforming.
This ministry of Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) encompasses 141 schools (Primary, Secondary colleges and P-12 colleges) including three Ecumenical schools/colleges. The Archdiocese of Brisbane extends from Childers in the north, south to the New South Wales border, west to Gatton and north west to Gayndah and the South Burnett region.
In the Archdiocese of Brisbane, the Archbishop has responsibility for development, regulation and oversight of policies regarding Catholic education,
BCE is led by the Executive Director, who is supported by the Leadership Team. The relationship between the Brisbane Catholic Education Office and Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane respects the principles of subsidiarity and collaboration.
The role of BCE staff is to serve, support and lead those involved in the mission of Catholic schooling in the Archdiocese. The Archdiocesan Vision of Jesus Communion Mission and the Archdiocesan Vision Statement for Catholic Education, provide the framework for the direction of the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.
Additional information can be viewed on the Brisbane Catholic Education website located at www.bne.catholic.edu.au
Position Title: Principal Education Officer – Learning and Teaching
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director
BCEO Directorate: Learning & Teaching Team, Learning Services Directorate
Appeal of this Opportunity
BCE is a large System of schools which is led and managed by Educational leaders who have built their careers in the service of students, families, society and the Church. They understand the role of Catholic schools in ‘teaching, challenging and transforming’ as a mission of Catholic Education.
The purpose of the role is to provide senior leadership at an enterprise level for the development, implementation and evaluation of directions, operating frameworks, resourcing and specialist professional support for effective learning and teaching practices and the growth in student engagement and attainment.
Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director and part of the Learning Services Directorate, the role is a senior leadership position in the Brisbane Catholic Education Office and within the Learning Services Directorate – Learning and Teaching team, with responsibilities for the delivery of delegated specialist services.
The role provides authoritative leadership to functional and project teams of education and teaching professionals in the execution of coordinated and integrated service deliverables that align with the BCE strategic plan, meet system priorities and challenges across curriculum and pedagogy, support and enhance school improvement strategies, school capacity development, and student engagement, well-being and learning growth.
A full position description will be provided at a later stage in this project.
This position is accountable to the Executive Director through the Deputy Executive Director.
Relationships with all members of the Leadership Team, senior professional staff across the Learning Services Directorate, and all BCE Office senior staff are important for ensuring the integration of services to schools and the development of a shared culture across the BCE Office.
The relationships with Directors School Services, Senior Leaders Learning and Identity and Principals are important for ensuring effective services to schools. Relationships with all members of the Learning Services Directorate are important to progress the work of the directorate.
Other significant relationships are developed with Education Officers working in the area of delegated specialist services areas.
Effective relationships are developed with relevant Archdiocesan, government and other external agencies relevant to the responsibilities of the role.
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in the project.
Reason for Vacancy
Previous Principal Education Officer has been appointed to another Director role within Catholic Education.
Commencement date is negotiable however ideally starting at the beginning of Term 3, which in Queensland is 15 July 2019.
This position is located within the BCEO office at 243 Gladstone Rd., Dutton Park
Conditions of Employment
- Total remuneration package based on the Senior Leader Scale and will be discussed at a later stage of the project.
- Tenure: fulltime fixed term of 5 years. Reappointment of a further 5 years based on ongoing satisfactory performance.
- Professional renewal leave: provided according to Archdiocesan policy.
- Reasonable relocation assistance (if required) will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
- This position involves working with children. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with the law.
- Applicants will require a current “C” Class Drivers Licence to fulfil the requirements of the role.
Expressions of interest are invited from people who align with the following:
- A genuine, deeply embedded Catholic faith;
- A career in Catholic education with senior leadership experience and an ability to operate at a System level;
- A deep knowledge of curriculum and contemporary pedagogy;
- The interpersonal and relational skills to work collaboratively as part of a leadership team;
- Masters qualifications, ideally in Educational Leadership/Curriculum; 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 TS1402. 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 – just complete the panel on this page or send a brief email to Trak Search to indicate your interest in ‘BCE Principal Education Officer TS1402’; and providing your 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 1st / Sat 2nd March|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Friday 22nd March|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 8th April|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 29th April or 6th May|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
The seeming ‘delay’ in the schedule during April is to account for the school break across all states and the possible inconvenience this could provide to applicants.
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. 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
- 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/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.
- All information provided to Trak Search will be made available prior to shortlisting, in confidence, to the Deputy Executive Director or nominees unless you instruct Trak Search otherwise.
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