Director Finance and Infrastructure

About Us

Catholic Education Western Australia Limited (CEWA) is a State-wide system of 163 schools, colleges and care facilities accountable to the Bishops of Western Australia, State and Commonwealth Governments, as well as their local communities. Our schools and offices are located across the Dioceses of Broome, Bunbury and Geraldton, and the Archdiocese of Perth. Together with the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) and its committees, CEWA works to meet the CECWA Strategic Directions and fulfil our vision of providing the best possible learning outcomes and faith formation for our 73,000 students.

The Role

CEWA is currently looking for an exceptional financial leader to join the Executive team in this newly created key strategic role: Director Finance and Infrastructure. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this critical role will be responsible for strategic leadership and the delivery of best practice financial and infrastructure operations for the entire CEWA system. Based in our West Leederville office, the Director Finance and Infrastructure works collaboratively within the Executive Team and with all stakeholders to align operations towards the achievement of strategic objectives and to continuously improve organisational performance. Integral to the role is ensuring our system-wide financial and infrastructure needs are met both now and into the future and, therefore, the Director leads the Finance and Infrastructure Directorate, and in doing so oversees its strategy, operations and performance across a broad and complex range of functions. This is an exciting opportunity to shape strategy and achieve positive financial results for the second largest education system in the State.

Your Background

You are a successful and respected leader comfortable operating at an executive level. Your exceptional knowledge of financial strategy and operations has resulted in improved organisational performance for large incorporated organisations. You exemplify personal integrity and self-awareness. Your collaborative style actively engages people to lead and drive continuous improvement and the development of high performing teams. You have a strong relationship with the Catholic Church and actively participate in, and contribute to, its mission and vision. What we can offer you Our culture is underpinned by trust and respect. We work as a team, system wide, to ensure the best outcome for our students.

In addition to our competitive salary structure, our benefits include:

• Additional leave entitlements (four days over Christmas)
• Competitive salary
• Salary packaging
• Deferred salary scheme
• Free onsite parking and discounted meals
• Corporate healthcare rates
• Heritage listed work environment
• Wellness program
• Employee assistance program.

Contact Person: Please contact Mr Wayne Bull, Deputy Executive Director on (08) 6380 5105. Alternatively, you may email your queries to CEWA Careers at [email protected].

Interested applicants should refer to the following documents:

Application Process

Please refer to the Application and Assessment Process document for instructions on how to apply.


Closing Date: No later than 5pm, Wednesday 29 July 2020.

A current Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check as issued by the Department of Education Western Australia must be provided by the successful applicant. Catholic Education Western Australia encourages applications from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability or medical condition who meet the requirements of this position. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia. Applicants must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.

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