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


Secondary HSIE (Business Studies & Economics) Teacher – Permanent Position
Applications close Friday 30 October 2020 - Click for details

As a secondary teacher in the area of human society and its environment (HSIE) you will open the eyes of our students to the world and its environs and equip them with a powerful context to enhance key competencies including the investigation, interpretation, and communication of information and ideas.

Full-time permanent position commencing 27 January 2021.

Due to the growing popularity of our HSIE course offering, we are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Secondary HSIE Teacher, with a focus on Business Studies and Economics.

As a valued member of the HSIE Faculty, you will be instrumental in encouraging the acquisition of higher-order critical thinking and analysis skills for our students; committed to the achievement of excellence as a classroom teacher; a strong collaborator; and, confident in effective pedagogy and classroom management.

You will develop students’ knowledge and understanding operation of the global and Australian economy in a contemporary context, balanced with the theoretical and practical aspects of business management, marketing, finance and human resources.

With a thorough content knowledge and mastery of the curriculum, you will be someone who has proven success in delivering the best possible teaching practices and learning experiences.

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 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 to teach Business Studies, Economics and Commerce.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Demonstrated success in differentiation of curriculum.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Postgraduate qualifications (in leadership, education, religious education or theology).
  • Previous experience in delivering the Geography and History (Stage 4 and Stage 5) courses.

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.

As part of our selection process, those applicants who are interviewed for this position may be required to deliver a lesson to showcase their exceptional teaching ability.

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 30 October 2020.

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.


Primary Teacher (12 Month Parental Leave Contract)
Applications close Friday 30 October 2020 - 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 27 January 2021 and concluding 10 December 2021.

Commencing in 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.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Demonstrated success in differentiation of curriculum.

Desirable Criteria

  • Postgraduate qualifications (in leadership, education, religious education or theology).
  • Qualifications or experience in gifted education.

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.

As part of our selection process, those applicants who are interviewed for this position may be required to deliver a lesson to showcase their exceptional teaching ability.

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 30 October 2020.

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.


Executive Assistant to the Principal – PERMANENT POSITION
Applications close Monday 9 November 2020 - Click for details

Our Mission and Vision for our students, the reason we come together as a community and what we are working together to achieve, springs from the foundations of our touchstones of Liberating Education, Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive community and Justice and Solidarity. Supporting the College in its mission, this position represents a tremendous opportunity to join a community of professionals who are driven by this purpose and wish to be a part of something bigger.

Full-time permanent position commencing in January 2021.

The Executive Assistant will make a valued contribution to St Patrick’s College by providing high-quality, trustworthy executive support to the College Principal. With proven experience supporting senior executives, you will act as a pivotal point of contact with internal and external stakeholders, with whom you will build and maintain strong and collaborative working relationships.

Your responsibilities will primarily include complex diary and correspondence management, organising meetings and events, compiling presentation materials and coordinating workflow by overseeing and directing the daily tasks of the Administration team. You will undertake a range of discrete, and often confidential, project tasks and have the privilege of working alongside highly skilled, and respected leaders and colleagues.

Using your focus, drive and keen sense of initiative, you will be someone who enjoys a fast-paced, varied and exciting environment. You will be proactive, solutions focused and committed to providing excellent customer service, while meeting the challenge of managing frequently conflicting priorities.

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
  • Post-school qualifications in an executive or business administration related area and / or previous experience in an Executive or Personal Assistant role to a CEO, Director or Principal
  • Ability to exercise substantial independent judgement and initiative
  • Advanced computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite of products, with an ability to learn and embrace technology solutions
  • Meticulous attention to detail with experience in managing quality assurance (writing, editing, proof reading) of high volumes of correspondence, briefs and reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and a capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly organised with the ability to balance and resolve conflicting priorities and work to deadlines, using a flexible and resourceful approach to manage workload
  • Ability to effectively respond to high level urgent, confidential and sometimes complex matters with empathy, discretion and exceptional professionalism

Desirable Criteria

  • A tertiary qualification in a business-related discipline
  • The ability to research, source and interpret appropriate, relevant materials for the work of the Principal

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. 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. Certified academic transcripts (where applicable)
  5. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) 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 Monday 9 November 2020

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.