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: Senior Leader – Learning and Identity
Reports to: the designated Director – School Services
BCEO Directorate: School Services – 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 role seeks to build capacity across all areas of school life by providing leadership, management and strategic advice to principals.
The focus of the position, Senior Leader – Learning and Identity, is to ensure Principals connect with and advance BCE system priorities and the BCE strategic plan. This role has a collaborative focus with the role holder engaging in a wide variety of conversations with school and system personnel to advance the strategic priorities and nurture system coherence.
A full position description will be provided at a later stage in this project.
The Senior Leader – Learning and Identity is responsible to, and reports to the designated Director – School Services who in turn is responsible through the Deputy Executive Director to the Executive Director.
The relationships with all members of the School Services team are important for ensuring the integration of services to schools in the cluster.
Significant relationships need to be developed with all Senior Leaders and BCEO senior staff to contribute to the integration of services across Brisbane Catholic Education and the development of a unified culture.
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in the project.
Reason for Vacancy
One role has become available due to the person being appointed to a Director role; the other due to a retirement.
Commencement date is negotiable however ideally starting at the beginning of Term 3, which in Queensland is 15 July 2019.
Location and Travel
These two positions are located in the two BCE School Service Centres:
- 12 Endeavour Boulevard, North Lakes
- 5-7 Laurinda Cres., Springwood
The nature of these roles will require regular, ongoing travel to schools within the Archdiocese.
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 applicants.
- 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 and an active member of a Catholic Eucharistic Community;
- A career in Catholic education, having leadership experience;
- The capacity to collaborate with school Leadership to support schools and advance BCE system priorities;
- The interpersonal and relational skills to work collaboratively as part of a leadership team;
- A desire for continuing professional development and ongoing learning; combined with appropriate post-graduate qualifications.
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 TS1403. 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 Senior Leader TS1403’; 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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