Working at SPC

St Patrick’s College, Strathfield is a Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition offering a quality education to over 1,400 boys from Years 5 to 12. It began with an enrolment of 39 boys in 1928 and today offers a quality education for over 1400 boys and young men, ordinarily aged from 10 to 18.

We are immensely proud of the opportunities that are afforded to students here at St Patrick’s College, with a robust co-curricular sporting and cultural program, excellence in learning and teaching, and faith formation and prayer life that assists in developing young men who are prepared for a dynamic world. 

Our College is built on the legacy of the Christian Brothers, and we proudly continue in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. To that end, we embrace the Edmund Rice Education Australia Charter and commit to imbuing in our students the four Touchstones of an Edmund Rice education – Liberating Education, Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive Community, and Justice and Solidarity.

Working at St Patrick’s College, Strathfield means joining a proudly Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition. We are a community of highly motivated, passionate, professional and experienced individuals who are known for our inclusivity, expertise and dedication to our students, education and each other. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications for permanent, temporary and casual employment opportunities with our College should consist of: 

  1. A cover letter
  2. A current CV outlining your qualifications, experience and skills
  3. Specific statements addressing the essential and desirable criteria (where requested to do so)
  4. Certified academic transcripts
  5. Statements of Service
  6. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) referees
  7. A current Working with Children number and date of birth for the Working with Children Check verification.

Your application should be addressed to The Principal – MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred.

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Unless otherwise stated, all applications will be reviewed ten (10) working days of the closing date listed in our advertisements. In the event that you have not been invited to attend an interview within that time frame, you can consider your application to have been unsuccessful for the position you have applied for.

If you not applying for a specific position but would like to express an interest in joining our dedicated and professional staff, please complete the ‘Career Application’ on this page or contact the Human Resources Leader on 02 8705 9295 for a confidential discussion regarding your suitability and availability for employment at our College.


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Positions Vacant


TECHNICAL SUPPORT OFFICER
Applications close Friday 16 April 2021 - Click for details

We have a tremendous opportunity for a dynamic Technical Support Officer to join our College. This is an entry level role, suitable for a recent graduate or someone nearing completion of their degree.

Temporary contract (two-year maximum term) position for an immediate start

Reporting to the IT Manager, the Technical Support Officer works closely with the IT Team to operate, maintain and support the College’s IT systems and services to a high standard. The position is required to manage and maintain IT infrastructure and end-user IT for the College community (primarily staff and students). The Technical Support Officer will act as first line support as well as take responsibility for inventory and IT assets.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy all of the following essential selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • A commitment to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people
  • A commitment to the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition
  • A recently completed degree or working towards a degree in Information Technology or related field
  • A clear and concise communicator, in both technical contexts and non-technical situations; online, in writing, in person and via telephone
  • A demonstrated desire and ability to develop knowledge and skills, especially in relation to the key responsibilities of the role
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to change whilst maintaining a high level of customer service and accuracy
  • Well-developed analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to participate in all aspects of IT service delivery in a large organisation
  • Logical and pragmatic time management and organisational skills

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional staff, apply via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website https://www.spc.nsw.edu.au/working-spc/

Your application should consist of:

  1. A cover letter (1 page)
  2. Statement providing details of the particular skills, abilities and experience that you possess specific to this role and how you would add value (max. 1 page).
  3. A current CV outlining your qualifications, experience and skills
  4. Certified academic transcripts (where applicable)
  5. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of two (2) referees
  6. A current Working with Children number and date of birth for the Working with Children Check verification (if already obtained or must have willingness to acquire)

All applications should be addressed to The Principal (MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred).

A commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition and a valid Working with Children clearance are essential conditions of employment.

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care are kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse.

Applications close 4pm Friday 16 April 2021

Please contact the Human Resources Leader on 02 8705 9295 for a confidential discussion regarding your interest and suitability for this opportunity.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment.


Primary Teacher (6+ Month Parental Leave Contract)
Applications close Monday 19 April 2021 - Click for details

Our Junior School of approximately 360 Year 5 and Year 6 boys caters for students of all abilities and allows for the traditions and ethos of our College and Blessed Edmund Rice to flourish in our students. We aim to nurture a sense of belonging by forging strong ties to the school, the teachers and the peer group that will help create the fine men of tomorrow, men of whom St Patrick’s College can continue to be proud.

Temporary full-time parental leave contract position commencing 24 May 2021 and concluding 10 December 2021.

We have a tremendous opportunity for an experienced and dedicated primary school educator adept at planning, teaching and critically reflecting on the effectiveness of education programs that develop literacy and numeracy across Key Learning Areas. We are seeking a teacher who can foster the physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth of students through contemporary pedagogy and a focus on student wellbeing.

You will be committed to the achievement of excellence as a classroom teacher, demonstrating thorough content knowledge, effective pedagogy and classroom management, and strong collaboration skills.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy all of the following selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • A working understanding of, and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition.
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours and professional boundaries that reflect child safeguarding values in practice.
  • Primary teaching qualifications and experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Demonstrated success in differentiation of curriculum.

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional teaching staff, apply via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website https://www.spc.nsw.edu.au/working-spc/ 

Your application should consist of: 

  1. A cover letter 
  2. Specific statements addressing the essential and desirable criteria (in no more than 3 x A4 pages, size 11 font) 
  3. A current CV outlining your qualifications, experience and skills 
  4. Statements of Service 
  5. Certified academic transcripts 
  6. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) referees 
  7. A current Working with Children number and date of birth for the Working with Children Check verification. 

All applications should be addressed to The Principal (MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred)

A working understanding of, and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition, a valid Working with Children clearance and participation in the co-curricular program, are essential conditions of employment. 

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care are kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse. 

Applications close 4pm Monday 19 April 2021 

General inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Leader by phoning 02 8705 9295

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment.


Property Services & Facilities Manager
Applications close Monday 19 April 2021 - Click for details

Due to the impending retirement of our well-regarded Property Services and Facilities Manager, we have a tremendous opportunity for an experienced person to join us for an exciting new phase in our Colleges history.

Reporting to the Director of Business Services, the Property Services and Facilities Manager will provide strategic leadership and operational management of all buildings and infrastructure and oversee all facilities and maintenance functions at the College. It is hoped that the successful applicant will ‘shadow’ the incumbent for a period of 6-8 weeks.

Full-time permanent position commencing on or around Monday 17 May 2021

Key to success within this role will be the ability to build, maintain and manage strong and collaborative working relationships with key stakeholder groups and multiple departments across the College, while meeting the challenges and dealing with frequently conflicting priorities.

You will be able to demonstrate you satisfy the following essential selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 10 years Property or Facilities experience (e.g. maintenance of buildings, assets and equipment) in a similar environment, including 5 years leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and be able to liaise and negotiate with contractors, trade and administration staff and other relevant agencies / stakeholders for work associated with maintenance of all facilities.
  • Excellent organisation skills with demonstrated ability to manage, supervise and coordinate multi-disciplinary trades team and contractors within an operational environment.
  • Understanding of WHS responsibilities and obligations as relevant to the position (e.g. regulations, codes of practice, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) safe operating procedures, Safe Work Methods Statements (SWMS) etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexible attitude with the ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Computer literacy and competence with relevant software
  • Current unrestricted Class C drivers licence
  • First Aid qualifications (Level 2), or a willingness to undertake training

While not essential, it would be advantageous if you have:

  • A current and relevant trade certificate or a background in a relevant trade (e.g. Electrical, Mechanical, Carpentry)
  • the ability to undertake minor building maintenance and fit outs

How to apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that highlights their claim for the role and demonstrates their suitability by addressing the following two targeted questions:

Q1.       Provide an overview of your experience in the management or maintenance of buildings, assets and equipment.

Q2.       Describe a situation where you carried a particularly large workload and/or multiple deadlines and outline how you managed the competing priorities and engaged with the various stakeholders.

Applicants must also submit an updated copy of their resume (maximum 3 pages) detailing relevant work history, skills and experience.

The successful applicant will respect and uphold the Catholic ethos of the School and be committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people.

A valid Working with Children clearance is a condition of employment and will be required prior to employment commencing.

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care are kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse.

Applications close 4pm Monday 19 April 2021

Please contact Karyn Corcoran, Human Resources Leader on 02 8705 9295 for a confidential discussion regarding your interest and suitability for this opportunity.

The appointment of the successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment.


CASUAL Teacher OPPORTUNITIES
Expressions of interest are welcomed for 2021 - Click for details

We are seeking expressions of interest from casual Primary (Stage 3) and Secondary teachers (Stage 4 to Stage 6). You will be employed on a day-to-day basis to replace temporary or permanent teachers who are on short-term leave. 

To join our team of professional casual teaching staff you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy all of the following essential selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • A commitment to the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition.
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours and professional boundaries that reflect child safeguarding values in practice.
  • Qualified Secondary Teacher (note subject/s you are qualified to teach) or Primary Teacher with NESA Accreditation and approval to teach in NSW.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Demonstrated experience in differentiation of curriculum.
  • A valid Working with Children clearance. 

If you are interested in starting your career or developing your teaching skills in a highly reputable Catholic independent school, you can express your interest in joining our motivated professional casual teaching staff by applying via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website https://www.spc.nsw.edu.au/working-spc/

Your application should consist of:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Specific statements addressing the essential  criteria (in no more than 2 x A4 pages, size 11 font)
  3. A current CV outlining your qualifications, experience and skills
  4. Certified academic transcripts
  5. Statements of Service
  6. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) referees
  7. A current Working with Children number and date of birth for the Working with Children Check verification.

All applications should be addressed to The Principal (MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred).

A working understanding of, and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition and a valid Working with Children clearance are essential conditions of employment.

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care are kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse. 

General inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Leader by phoning 02 8705 9295.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment.


CHILD SAFEGUARDING

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care is kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse. 

St Patrick’s College is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people. Our physical and cultural environment promotes children and young people’s feelings of inclusion, participation and empowerment.

In accordance with Child Protection legislation, all people seeking child-related employment must obtain a Working with Children Check clearance prior to employment at the College. For information on the NSW Working With Children Check click here

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment. All workers are required to retain a valid Working with Children Check, and adopt and comply with Child Safeguarding responsibilities, Child Protection policies and procedures and Code of Conduct.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

St Patrick’s College is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to recruitment and selection practices that value of the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We aim to provide a work environment that fosters fairness, equity, respect for social and cultural diversity, and is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and vilification as determined by the legislation. 

All recruitment, selection and promotion decisions are based solely on merit. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

We are committed to reconciliation and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.