Area Principal (Albert Park, Inala, Ipswich)

Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexible Schools Ltd

Boondall, QLD 

Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 4 October 2023

A newly created role of Area Principal - Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre, Inala Flexible Learning Centre, Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre is now open for application.

<p><b>ABOUT US: </b></p><p>Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Flexible Schools Ltd educates over 2,200 young people in 22 Flexible Learning Schools (12 based in Queensland and 10 other schools across Australia) and serves young people who experience complex educational, social or psychological situations which demand unique responses. They enable young people to engage in education in a supported learning environment through a methodology based on trauma informed practice, in which the principles of operation (Honesty, Respect, Participation, Safe &amp; Legal) are embedded. </p><p>As a part of the broader EREA family, the organisation is shaped by the four touchstones of the EREA Charter: Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive Community, Liberating Education, and Justice and Solidarity. </p><p>EREA Flexible Schools Ltd is a new organisation, having formally come into effect on 1 January 2023. As such, 2023 is a time of transition and establishment, with a need for the development of new teams, structures, processes and systems. </p><p><b>ABOUT THE ROLES: </b></p><p>As part of EREA Flexible Schools Ltd’s exciting evolution, a decision has been made to change the way in which we currently operate through the creation of three regions: Qld/NT; NSW/Tas; SA/WA. </p><p>A newly created role of <b>Area Principal - Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre, Inala Flexible Learning Centre, Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre</b> is now open for application. </p><p>The Area Principal is the delegated leader of multiple Flexible Schools, each of which will employ a Head of Campus who oversees the daily operations of the schools. The role is responsible for providing operational leadership and oversight of the relevant schools, and holds delegated responsibility from the Regional Director in the areas of Safeguarding, Learning and Pedagogy, Risk, Compliance and HR. The Area Principal will also lead in the areas of Flexi Practice, Formation, Identity, Finance, and Land and Infrastructure. </p><p>To view the Position Description, please click &#39;Apply now&#39; to access our external application portal. </p><p><b>KEY ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE: </b></p><ul><li>Understanding of and commitment to the values of a Catholic educational system of schools in the Edmund Rice tradition. </li><li>Proven senior leadership experience, both strategic and operational, characterised by strong organisational, administrative, communication, and leadership skills, particularly in relation to areas outlined in this position. </li><li>Able to demonstrate the high-level communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills necessary to be successful in a complex and layered organisational structure. </li><li>Appropriate qualifications (such as in Education Leadership) and relevant professional experience. </li><li>Ability to diagnose problems, foresee potential issues and devise appropriate responses. </li><li>Ability to lead, work in, and collaborate across teams with integrity and humility. </li></ul><p><b>WHAT WE OFFER: </b></p><p>Our people are our most valuable asset in providing quality Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition to the young people in our schools. As an EREA Flexible Schools Ltd employee, you will receive: </p><ul><li>Competitive salary structure </li><li>As an employee of a PBI (Public Benevolent Institution) you will have the opportunity to salary sacrifice and increase your take-home pay </li><li>Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) </li><li>Connection to a national and global network of Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition </li></ul><p><b>HOW TO APPLY: </b></p><p>To apply for a position, please complete the application form below. To support your application, you will be required to provide a current CV and Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications, experience and suitability for the role. </p><p>For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Dr Matt Hawkins, CEO EREA Flexible Schools Ltd., via email <a href="mailto:careers&#64;" rel="nofollow">careers&#64;</a>.</p><p><b>APPLICATIONS CLOSE 9AM (AEST) WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER 2023 </b></p><p><i>The successful applicant must possess (or be eligible to obtain) and maintain a current Working With Children Check. </i></p><p><i>All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures. These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures. </i></p><p><i>Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people. </i></p><p><i>Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. </i></p><p><i>Edmund Rice Education Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.</i></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>


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