Newman Catholic College, Smithfield is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Business Manager to join this dynamic emerging new College
- Full Time Permanent Position
- Commencing: 12 July 2021
- Applications Close: 23 April 2021
About Newman Catholic College
Newman Catholic College Co-located on James Cook University site, Smithfield is Cairns Catholic Education’s newest college, joining a system of 29 other catholic schools and colleges. Opened in 2022, with approximately 100 Year 7 students and growing a year level each year until Year 12 is reached in 2027. Its location on and interaction with the University presents endless opportunities to meet the diverse learning needs of our students. Newman Catholic College works collaboratively with James Cook University so that learning and teaching is enhanced at all year levels.
Our curriculum at Newman Catholic College centres on design, digital and inquiry-based learning. It is strategic in its intent to promote the development of skills such as problem solving, critical analysis, and creative thinking; a curriculum that is innovative, digital and design focused, and forward thinking for all students, wherever they are on their learning journey.
Newman Catholic College has as its heart the Gospel and as such supports an inclusive enrolment policy. Our charism is guided by our patron saint, Saint John Henry Newman with an underlay of St Francis of Assisi and his approach to ecology. Through this we hope that students see themselves as led to humility before the mystery and wonder of our universe. (Psalm 104 and Psalm148). It is our desire that through growth in ecological awareness students will be encouraged to participate in practical programs and initiatives that serve others. Staff play a vital role at Newman Catholic College in developing opportunities of holistic education for young people and promoting the message of Christ. It is essential that staff see themselves in genuine partnership with families and the wider community, and together, seek to support the Newman Charism. Young people in our care are invited to develop skills based on the positive faith filled role modelling provided by their staff, families and community. Teaching practices at Newman Catholic College will be in line with our Newman Catholic College Learning Framework and Standards of Practice.
Purpose of the Role
As part of the Executive Leadership Team of the College, the Business Manager is responsible for: efficient and effective administrative support services and financial functions of the College; and Community Development & Support.
The Business Manager exercises “Servant Leadership” among staff so that the educational community of the College is supported by the financial, technological and administrative services, and resource functions, as delegated by the Principal.
The Principal has ultimate responsibility for the leadership and management of the College. The Business Manager supports the Principal bringing to the College a wide range of skills, knowledge and capacities, allowing the Principal and Executive Team to focus more directly on educational and pastoral issues.
Mandatory Qualifications And Requirements
- Unless an exemption applies all staff are required to hold a current Working with Children Blue Card
- Formal qualifications at bachelor’s degree level in the area/s of Accounting or Finance and Business are required, along with relevant post graduate qualifications or extensive and relevant experience as required by the employer.
- A Master’s degree would be preferable.
- Current drivers’ licence.
- A strong demonstrated commitment to the objectives, vision and ethos of Catholic Education; and,
- Promote child safety at all times.
Catholic Education Services, Cairns is an equal opportunity employer
To Apply: Please download an Application Pack and submit your application as directed in the pack