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Deputy Principal, Secondary – St Mary’s Catholic College, Woree, Cairns

in Education , in Leadership
  • Queensland View on Map
  • Post Date : 25 June 2024
  • Apply Before : 24 July 2024
  • Salary: AU$148.81 - AU$160.19 / Yearly
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Job Description

Contract Dates: 18 January 2025 to 12 January 2030
Employment Type: Full Time, Fixed Term Leadership Position – 5 years (This position holds a full-time, permanent Teaching position)
Salary Range: DP1 $148,812 to DP4 $160,193 FTE Gross per annum
Closing Date for Applications: 9:00am Wednesday 24 July 2024

St Mary’s Catholic College, Woree

St Mary’s is a dynamic and progressive family community providing quality Catholic education for the last 40 years in the tropical southern corridor of Cairns.  Opportunities await for our young people to connect, grow and excel in a holistic St Mary’s education.  Academic excellence, vocational innovation, sporting prowess, arts expertise, and social justice commitments form the basis of these opportunities.  This St Mary’s package wrapped with outstanding facilities, contemporary pedagogy, dedicated caring staff, supportive families, warm and engaging students, and a relentless pursuit of growth makes St Mary’s one of a kind.

About the Role

The role of the Deputy Principal is to work aside the Principal in the overall leadership of the College, and deputise for the Principal with delegated authority when dealing with staff, students, and parents.

The Deputy Principal will provide leadership to support the Principal in:

  • building a thriving College community, through the stewardship of the people and culture with transparency, accountability and compliance.
  • shaping the organisational culture, fostering a positive, collegial working environment.
  • growing the engagement, progress, achievement and wellbeing of each student in the College.
  • building the religious life of the College and a vibrant Catholic identity within the College community.

The reporting responsibility is directly to the Principal. The Deputy Principal will work closely with the Principal and other members of the College Leadership Team to promote and foster the implementation of the College Vision, Mission, and Strategic Directions.

The Deputy Principal is directly responsible for overall operations, people, culture, and management of the College.

For further information, please download the Deputy Principal Description Download File Deputy Principal Position Description

Mandatory Qualifications and Requirements

  • Participation in and commitment to the sacramental life of the Catholic Church and the College
  • A strong demonstrated commitment to the objectives, vision, and ethos of Catholic Education.
  • Professional qualifications in Education and Religion as per Queensland Catholic Education Commission Position Statement for Senior Leadership Positions in Catholic Schools in Queensland.  Appointees who do not hold the required postgraduate qualifications in Religious Education, Theology or Christian Leadership at time of appointment will be required to complete the appropriate study, within a designated timeframe, as set out in their contract of employment.
  • Registered or eligible to register with Queensland College of Teachers.
  • Successful teaching experience, including religious education.
  • Leadership experience with demonstrated ability in educational leadership, administrative excellence, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Written and verbal communication skills of a high level.
  • Capacity to understand and implement Duty of Care and Workplace Health and Safety and other compliance requirements.
  • Current driver licence.

What we offer

  • Warm and dynamic community – we are people of welcome
  • Competitive Salary, Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading, and 12.75% Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise your salary
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • 14 Weeks paid parental leave
  • Professional development support
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

Application Requirements

  • Complete the Application Form
  • Upload your Resume and Cover Letter and any other supporting documents
  • Upload a written statement (up to 1,000 words), showcasing the impact of your knowledge, skills and leadership capabilities on College improvement

Select ‘Apply Now’ to submit your application.

For current employees, apply via the ‘Employee Login’ tab on the homepage of the Careers website.


Kerry Manders, Principal
P:  07 4044 2000
E:  [email protected]

Intending applicants must be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. 

Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer.


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