- Four new roles across Tweed Heads, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie regions
- Facilitate projects and support schools to deliver the Strategic Directions
- Drive and promote a connected and cohesive school leadership team
Catholic Education in the Diocese of Lismore
Catholic schools have been part of the Diocese of Lismore since the nineteenth century and play a significant role in the life of parishes, being part of the evangelising mission of the Church. Under the pastoral leadership of the Bishop of Lismore, Catholic schools provide faith-filled, inclusive and caring environments that allow young people to grow in their faith, better understand the Mission of Jesus Christ and experience ‘fullness of life’ (John 10:10) in learning and living well.
The Diocese of Lismore stretches along the coastal strip of New South Wales from Tweed Heads in the north to Laurieton in the south and west to Dorrigo on the Great Dividing Range. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lismore are governed by the Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited (DLCSL).
About Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Office
The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) provides a range of services to support approximately 2,500 staff in 45 vibrant and dynamic Catholic school communities that serve more than 18,000 students. The CSO assists schools to build teaching and leadership capabilities in communities of professional educators who share responsibility for school improvement and for achieving the best outcomes for students.
About Your Opportunity
The Regional Service Leader – School Management is responsible for the performance and leadership of between 10-12 primary and secondary schools and is a member of the senior leadership team. The Regional Service Leader will lead and manage the operational performance of each region’s schools through strong Catholic educational leadership and commitment to student outcomes aligned to the Mission.
The key focus of this role is on regional planning, principal and school leadership support, service coordination, parish liaison and promoting cohesive relationships across the system of schools. This role supports the underlying Catholic Education Mission by providing support to improve overall system performance.
The successful candidate will lead and promote a best practice culture in school management to drive policies, processes and strategies. The overarching objective is to drive a cohesive and connected school leadership team who are future-focused and aligned with governance to ensure the achievement of the Diocese objectives.
To be successful in this multi-faceted and newly created role, you will have:
- At least five years’ experience as a Principal, with demonstrated capability to lift school performance and engage at a system level.
- Tertiary qualifications in Education and a post-graduate degree in Religious Education, Theology, Educational Leadership or Business.
- Hold a valid clearance to work with Children (Working with Children Check).
- A current/valid Australian Driver’s Licence and eligibility to work within Australia for the period of the appointment.
You will have the ability to drive change and improve performance through effective leadership and collaboration partnering closely with the CSO Executive and key stake holders. You will have the capacity to effectuate operational effectiveness and lead significant change management projects. The following are key capabilities and attributes:
- Practising Catholic who witnesses to Catholic beliefs and practices.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of Catholic education in Australia and demonstrated capacity to implement the Mission of the Church for Catholic Education.
- Demonstrated ability to support school communities to be formed in the Mission of Jesus Christ.
- Proven experience in working collaboratively with a parish priest at the leadership level.
- Sound knowledge of the legislative environment, industry standards, compliance requirements relevant to the non-government education sector.
- Demonstrated experience in implementing organisation-wide change and establishing a consistent service delivery model.
- Active client focus and service orientation; ability to align and integrate services provided for strategic and operational effectiveness.
- Enabler of change, being able to work with multiple stakeholders and competing priorities.
Your application should address the above selection criteria including the nomination of three (3) referees, one being your Parish Priest or Minister.
Close date for applications is Monday 27 September 2021
To apply, click the Apply for Job button and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Nicola Palm on 0402 719 432 or email [email protected] or contact David Reynolds on 0410 471 652 or email [email protected] , quoting ref no. JO-2108-106127.