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Director of Ministry - Parade College, Melbourne, VIC

Reporting to the DP & Principal, the Assistant Principal is member of College Exec & leads a small Ministry team

Parade College logoKey selling points

  • Visionary & progressive new Principal
  • Member of College Exec & Leadership teams
  • Ensure Catholic values underpin all aspects of College life

Because of current Australian visa regulations, only candidates with Australian/New Zealand residency or citizenship are eligible to apply.

Located in Melbourne’s north-eastern suburbs, Parade College is a Catholic secondary school for almost 2000 boys, with campuses at Bundoora and Preston. It is the first Edmund Rice school in Australia, dating back to 1871, and has a proud history of excellence in the education and pastoral care of young men.

With the advantages of space and accessibility, the College caters to students with a wide range of abilities and ambitions. It responds to differing needs by offering ‘the best of both worlds’, both academic and vocational. A strong academic program leads to the Victorian Certificate of Education, while a number of meaningful vocational pathways lead to VET qualifications and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. Special features of the College are its Trade Training Centre and its Sport Academy.

Parade College takes its inspiration from Blessed Edmund Rice, founder of the Christian Brothers. The College is a member of the national body of Catholic schools known as Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). Staff members are encouraged to participate in personal and spiritual renewal programs locally and abroad, including immersion experiences for staff and students in Africa, Goodooga (NSW) and Arnhem Land. The College hosts an annual ‘Long March’ event on the property for local schools.

The College is very faithful to implementing the Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition with its four ‘touchstones’ of Liberating Education, Inclusive Community, Gospel Spirituality and Justice and Solidarity in all aspects of its operation.

Among other attributes, the right candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Support and participation in the faith life of Parade College including commitment to the Mission Statement, ethos of the College, Charter of Edmund Rice Education Australia and personal faith formation.
  • Appropriate qualifications in Religious Education, Theology and/or Scripture.
  • Proven record as a skilled educator and a record of success as a leader of learning in secondary schools, with extensive knowledge of current educational theory and practice.

The appointment for this position will commence on 27 January 2021.

Please obtain information about the position by phoning the consultant assisting the College, Kathy McLean, of Fish & Nankivell, on 0414 376 698. (If calling from outside Australia, use the country code 61, and then dial 414 376 698. Please note that Australia is currently 9 hours ahead of GMT.)

Applications will close on Wednesday 15 July 2020. A concurrent search is being conducted.


Fish & Nankivell is a member of Penrhyn International with offices in major cities around the world.

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