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National Director Stewardship/Corporate Services - Edmund Rice Education Australia, Melbourne, VIC

EREA logoKey Selling Points

  • National role
  • Annual turnover in excess of $1 billion
  • Make significant contribution to Catholic education

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

Serving over 38,000 students across 54 schools in all states and territories, Edmund Rice Education Australia is a significant national education network within Catholic education in Australia.

While EREA has been established with its own independent, canonical and civil identity, it is closely connected to the Arch/dioceses of the Australian Catholic Church in which EREA conducts schools.

Located in Melbourne, the role of the National Director of Stewardship/Corporate Services is primarily to oversee the prudent stewardship of EREA’s annual turnover in excess of $1 billion, which is shared between schools and the national office. This includes reporting to the EREA Board on growth initiatives, forecasting capital and recurrent expenditure for the EREA Parent Entity, approving national office and school budgets (including the setting of fees) and school capital expenditure, monitoring budget spend, and overseeing school Business Manager appointments and performance.

A key attribute of the right person for this role will be exceptional relationship skills to engage with a variety of Government and Catholic stakeholders, key individuals at EREA schools, and professional suppliers and advisors to EREA. Also required is a broad professional capability in strategic finance issues to enable the Stewardship Directorate to meet the mission of EREA in the context of a wide variety of schools, a growing school population and a continuously evolving set of Government funding models and regulations.

While CA/CPA are not a prerequisite, qualifications of this kind would be an advantage.

The right candidate will probably be a practising Christian but not necessarily Catholic. He or she will need to demonstrate a sympathy for and at least some understanding of Catholic education and its values and ethos. 

Please obtain information about the position by calling the consultants assisting EREA, Andrew Bonwick (0417 549 168) or Kathy McLean (0414 376 698), of Fish & Nankivell. (If calling from outside Australia, use the country code 61, and then dial the number without the initial 0. Please note that Australia is currently 9 hours ahead of GMT.)

Applications will close on Monday, 20 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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