Principal Leader - Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian Catholic College - Kenthurst

KENTHURST, NSW


Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 20 October 2021


The Executive Director, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP), invites applications for the leadership position of Principal Leader.

<div class="video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kEiwmRwZ4Ko" style="max-width:560px; width:100%; height: 315px;" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div><p dir="ltr">Marian Catholic College is a co-educational, comprehensive secondary school, providing quality, faith-based learning experiences that are built on our proud tradition of Catholic education and characterised by a commitment to innovation.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">At Marian, our mission is to challenge all learners to achieve personal excellence by providing opportunities balanced across the four areas of College life - mission, learning, the arts and sport. We seek to engage and holistically educate our students, not only to achieve at school but, more importantly, to lead successful, satisfying lives as positive contributors to our society.</p> <p dir="ltr">Marian Catholic College is a part of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP), a system of schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.</p> <p dir="ltr"><br><strong>About the opportunity:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We are currently seeking a committed and driven educational leader with the ability to drive vision, execute the continued long-term, strategic development of our schools and deliver strong academic outcomes within the Communities that we serve which are embedded in the Catholic world view. The successful candidate will be able to translate ideas and concepts into action, analyse complex situations and engage others proactively in change and improvement. You will be responsible for strengthening the professional lives of staff, to improve the learning outcomes for each student within a Catholic faith community. More specifically, you will:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">focus on the synergy between equipping students with core academic skills as well as building their core values and personal qualities</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">empower staff, students and parents to actively engage with the school community through effective relationships</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">lead a high performing executive team, with transparency, integrity and high levels of self-awareness</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">provide an executive level of leadership in all aspects of the school’s operations, including resourcing and people management, financial management, marketing, fundraising, communications and governance</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">work collaboratively with teachers, students and families to grow student learning and development in thriving communities&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline">This position commences in Term 1, 2022</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About you (selection criteria):</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">To be successful in this highly rewarding role you will demonstrate alignment to the core purpose and values of CEDP along with:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Four years professional qualification in education and relevant Master’s Degree</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Free from any impediment to full acceptance by the Church in lifestyle, witness and modelling</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A deep understanding of contemporary learning theory and practice, and demonstrated application of that knowledge in leading school improvement</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Understanding and experience of an evidence-based approach to school improvement</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated success in building high performing teams and e?ective relationships across the school community</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A proven record of building Catholic culture</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">The capacity to challenge and lead a school community that gives witness to the Catholic faith and its teaching, and is aligned with the system’s strategic intent</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated knowledge and use of current and emerging technologies as enablers for contemporary learning and teaching</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">The capacity to engage and influence the educational agenda at a system, national and international level.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Qualifications and accreditations:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Postgraduate study in Leadership, or commitment to commence postgraduate studies within four years of appointment</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School, Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Evidence of performance at higher levels (Highly Accomplished or Lead) against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with Children Check clearance&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interested?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CEDP’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, click <a href="https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/">here.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">CEDP promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Apply today!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">If you are determined to make a difference and want to join a diverse organisation committed to transforming lives through faith-based education, click on the APPLY button.&nbsp; To find out more about CEDP go to <a href="https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/">https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/</a>&nbsp; or follow us on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/catholic-education-office-parramatta/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true">LinkedIn.</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Applicants must source the following referee reports prior to the close of advertising to be considered for any School Leadership opportunities:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A professional referee report from the current immediate supervisor</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A professional referee report from the previous immediate supervisor if less than 5 years at current school (or alternative professional reference)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A Parish Priest referee report from the Parish in which the applicant regularly worships</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">As part of your application, please download the relevant documentation;</p> <p dir="ltr"><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtJqT86J-xCAiBdVjn24L9V4D7A98OrI_aO5OEKFryjJya0Ft1W0bFgR2dGAqcIDFWK0zLP6N6OnraTVlG9RApioZyTbIn_OCbbi4sYDY5Ci3ZyPvBBb2uYOn5qRBQfk-WugXInZAG6-ekKVHycDQsVQ%7e%7e">PRINCIPAL - CANDIDATE INFORMATION PACK + PD (1).docx</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtihNaOWndyhCWLLXOfagjRZ0thHLvZ40l70El1xPvQukbYTmVv6hQiBNadle2wtvYjsHwO4Ur_W0O3H5ciowQUHQXjpCbzx0vU-g2pdrFU7FuSEu5I5s-CR2apHkO0VAqSrw45u02i5OfY-H_n9UeOA%7e%7e">Principal Leader Referee Report + Child Protection .docx</a></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtnxba03sS77IsFBePl4cSs5DZR4MNhnsVaxq82h5hV-HZjsqpQT5p4f9RoPHc3Te91bK1eGER9U7lmfHZJBoTazyMKoWoLavu1Yk_rB3axL21AIjFMvUsnfToa0mUqFjo7dZ-KKpb1k0Jgtco0_8PdQ%7e%7e">Parish Priest Reference Form (1) (2) (1).docx</a><br><br></span></p>
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