Working at SPC

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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

Applicant Information and Process - Click for details

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.

Click here to view the Information Collection Notice – Job Applicants

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


Risk & Compliance Officer
Applications close Friday 23 July 2021 - Click for details

We have a superb opportunity for a self-motivated, professional and dedicated Risk & Compliance Officer. Reporting to the Director of Business Services, you will be responsible for the effective implementation of governance, risk and compliance accountability frameworks consistent with the vision of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA), the College’s Strategic Plan and with Catholic teachings, principles and values. 

Full-time position for an immediate start – School Term time only

This position will provide risk management and compliance advice and support by overseeing and continuously improving processes and procedures to ensure the College meets its regulatory, legal and operational compliance and risk obligations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the effective implementation of EREA’s governance, risk and compliance program, policies and practices, within the operational context of the College and overall strategic objectives.
  • Identify and implement processes and practices to meet key legal, regulatory, organisational and contractual compliance obligations, in line with the overarching governance, risk and compliance requirements of EREA.
  • Provide proactive and systematic reporting on risks, hazards and the College’s risk profile and compliance performance to the WHS and Risk Committees.
  • Develop a continuous, proactive and systematic process to understand, manage and communicate risk management and compliance from a College-wide perspective.
  • Monitor work health and safety (WHS) regulatory compliance monitor the recording of incidents, analyse data to identify hazards and risks and recommend potential corrective action.
  • Use an evidence based approach to identify key trends, issues and risk and compliance opportunities for improvement.
  • In conjunction with Executive stakeholders, ensure the College’s policies are compliant, fit for purpose and in line with accepted best practice.
  • Facilitate the promotion of a strong culture of risk and compliance awareness and management across the College and provide learning opportunities to support the capability of staff to manage risks and meet legal and regulatory obligations.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to ensure that St Patrick’s College maximises strategic and operational outcomes by championing enabling technologies including our governance, risk and compliance (GRC) Software.
  • Manage the administration and maintenance of the GRC platforms including the online policy portal, staff learning system and risk registers to enhance capability and ensure compliance.
  • Systematically identify, analyse, evaluate and develop targeted actions to respond to risks by using your expertise and working closely with a broad range of operational stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage internal practices, procedures and systems to ensure the College and its staff comply with health and safety, privacy, child protection and duty of care obligations.
  • Review and provide advice on risk assessments for all tours, camps, activities and excursions where required.
  • Provide assurance to key stakeholders in relation to our overall compliance with the requirements set down by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as it relates to Registration and Accreditation of Non-government Schools (RANGS) and as a Teacher Accreditation Authority (TAA).

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

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications gained within a relevant field.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a risk, compliance or assurance role.
  • Knowledge of industry and professional standards, frameworks and tools to support risk management and compliance.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to rapidly acquire, risk management and compliance in the independent educational Catholic School context.
  • Ability to develop, implement and maintain compliance and risk management processes and systems.
  • Ability to interpret legislation and translate key information to stakeholders in the College community.
  • Exceptional communication, influencing and negotiation and stakeholder engagement skills for effective collaboration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of codes of practice, principles and standards of compliance and risk management as appropriate to a school context.
  • Demonstrated integrity and professional ethics.

Desirable Criteria

  • Postgraduate qualifications in Risk Management or related field.
  • Experience in the management and monitoring of risk and compliance in an educational or not-for-profit context.

How to apply

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.Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that highlights your claim for the role and demonstrates your suitability by addressing the following two targeted questions:

(a) What do you find most appealing about leading risk and compliance in a school context?

(b) Drawing on your previous experience, explain how you would ensure the effective alignment of governance, risk and compliance within a school context?

2.Current CV (maximum 5 pages) outlining your qualifications, experience and skills together with the contact information for three (3) referees.

The successful applicant will respect and uphold the Catholic ethos of the College 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 Friday 23 July 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.