Assistant Principal - St John's College, Dubbo

Job Reference 495918
Closing date July 21, 2024
Location Dubbo New South Wales, Australia
Type Full-Time

About this job

St Johns College, Dubbo
Co-educational, years 7-12
Permanent, Full time Position
Commencing: Term 1 2025

About the Role
As a senior leader in our school, the Assistant Principal collaborates closely with the Principal to guide and nurture the school community as a centre of faith, inclusion, and missionary discipleship. This pivotal role shares responsibility for steering the school's mission and vision, ensuring the delivery of high-quality Catholic learning and teaching experiences. The Assistant Principal achieves this through various key functions:

  • Fostering a Faith Community – The Assistant Principal plays a crucial role in creating a vibrant faith community and inspiring leadership to foster a deep sense of spirituality and belief in Catholic values.

  • Cultivating a Student-Centered Learning Culture – The Assistant Principal will spearhead the development of a contemporary, student-centered learning environment to drive positive change and continuous improvement in the school.

  • Building Collaborative Partnerships – The Assistant Principal will work closely with stakeholders to support the faith journey, learning, and well-being of our students and staff. By fostering these relationships, they contribute significantly to a sense of belonging to the local Catholic community and parishes for our families and students.

  • Advancing the Vision of Catholic Education - The Assistant Principal actively promotes and upholds the vision and mission of Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst through their exemplary religious, educational, and enabling leadership. They act as a role model for our values and beliefs, ensuring they are deeply ingrained in the fabric of our school.

Download a copy of our Candidate Information Pack here.

About You (Selection Criteria)
We are looking for someone able to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Aleader of learning, with the capacity to lead change and demonstrate contemporary pedagogy that focuses on improving student learning

  • Demonstrated experience in building teacher capacity and managing performance of individuals and teams

  • Proven capacity to lead the Professional Learning Culture of the school

  • Demonstrated ability to promote a culture of informed decision-making, transparency and collaboration around the use of data 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective change management skills 

  • Hold or is pursuing a Postgraduate Qualification in Education, Leadership, Theology or equivalent 

  • A practising Catholic with a demonstrated commitment to Catholic education, and an understanding of leadership in a Catholic context

  • Meet the requirements of (Category E) in the Accreditation Policy to Work Teach and Lead in Catholic Education Bathurst Diocese – please copy and paste the following link to view policy:

About Our Offer

  • 0.8 Assistant Principal release

  • Remuneration in line with the NSW & ACT Catholic Systemic Schools EA 2023

  • Salary Packaging available

  • Incentive package available for the right candidate

  • Ongoing professional development and networking opportunities

  • Collaborative leadership alongside the Principal and other educators

  • Supportive work culture fostering teamwork and respect

  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on students' academic and personal growth

About Dubbo, NSW

  • Dubbo is a major regional and service centre with substantial shopping precincts, renowned food and entertainment establishments, high quality medical facilities, and regular air, train and bus services

  • Dubbo holds a prominent status as a significant and multifaceted hub encompassing the realms of commerce, industry, and administration

  • Dubbo is a welcoming community which features a vibrant, growing multicultural and multi faith demographic

  • Dubbo is a bustling regional hub which hosts all of the major retailers and also boasts a vibrant local market scene, showcasing a diverse range of artisanal crafts, fresh produce, and unique finds

  • Dubbo is known for hosting events which showcase agriculture and local talents, as well as festivals that bring the community together in celebration

  • Dubbo has a vibrant sports culture with a wide range of sporting facilities, clubs, and activities to support an active lifestyle for all ages. As an avid sporting town, Dubbo has produced many Rugby League Greats as well as national sporting champions across a range of codes

  • Dubbo boasts a dynamic arts and culture scene with local galleries, theatres, and creative spaces that showcase the talents of local and national artists.

About Us
Responsible for 33 schools, approximately 9,600 students and 1,700 staff, Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst (CEDB) is encompassed by the Blue Mountains, Warrumbungle Ranges, the Pilliga, Macquarie River, Lachlan River, Abercrombie River and the Jenolan State Forest. The Diocese covers 103,680 square kilometres, comprises of Three Traditional Nations: the Wiradjuri, Gamilaraay/Gomeroi, and Wailwan nations and boasts the beauty of the central west and orana regions of NSW. A diversity of opportunities awaits you.

St Johns College, located in Dubbo NSW, is a vibrant Catholic secondary school committed to providing a faith-based education to our students. With a focus on academic excellence and holistic development, we strive to nurture well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the challenges of the future.

St Johns College has a proud tradition of academic excellence, sporting prowess, spiritual development and contributing to the community of Dubbo and beyond, since 1969. St Johns College continues to be inspired by the Mercy and La Sallian traditions. Our faith inspires us all to engage in a better way of being. Our staff are dedicated to contribute to our students' growth academically, spiritually, and socially. With a comprehensive curriculum aligned with NESA guidelines, we offer a diverse range of subjects, allowing you to inspire and engage students in their learning journey.

Click here to find out more about St Johns College, Dubbo.

How to Apply
If you’re looking to make the next step in your teaching career, we would love to hear from you! Click “Apply” to be taken to our online application portal where you will be asked to complete our online application form. All applications will require:

  • An updated CV/Resume

  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria outlined in the “About You” section of this advertisement

  • Contact details of appropriate referees

  • All supporting documentation (statements of service, transcripts, identification, WWCC etc)

Applicants must be submitted by 11:55pm on 21 July 2024.

Please note that the CEDB intends to fill this vacancy as quickly as possible and therefore will close the job as soon as the right candidate is found. We encourage you to apply right away!

Further details of this position can be obtained by contacting the school’s Principal, Mr Justin McCarney on 02 6841 5100.

CEDB is committed to instilling Safe Child standards in all our schools and CEDB with an understanding that keeping children safe is the responsibility of everyone within our school community.

A valid Employee Working with Children Check is required for this position.

Child Protection legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening.

Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst is an equal opportunity employer.