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Education Officer – Formation for Mission, Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools office (NSW)

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  • Post Date : 8 July 2024
  • Apply Before : 29 July 2024
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Job Description

The Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools office is seeking a Permanent full time Education Officer – Formation for Mission to join the team.

The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is seeking a Permanent full time Education Officer – Formation for Mission to join the team on 12th August 2024.

The Catholic Schools Office is responsible for the leadership, operation, and management of systemic schools within the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We educate over 21,000 students across 44 primary schools, 11 secondary schools, one K-12 school, one flexible learning centre, and one special school. Our mission is to provide high-quality education grounded in Catholic values and traditions.


The CSO Education Officer – Formation for Mission will provide leadership and support in the writing and facilitation of a suite of Diocesan formation opportunities for schools, as well as strategically working with schools to enhance their Catholic identity and mission. This position will be part of a formation team who will work in consultation with the Assistant Head of Religious Education & Spirituality Services.


  • Practising Catholic active in the life of a Eucharistic community, with an understanding of their baptismal call to share and witness the good news of Jesus Christ;
  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of and a personal commitment to Catholic education and the mission of the Church through Catholic schools.
  • The capacity to deliver spiritual/faith formation programs that speak to the spiritual, personal and professional aspects of all people.
  • Post-Tertiary qualification (or currently enrolled) in a related field, including Religious Education or Theological Studies.
  • At least three years relevant experience in a comparable role (for example in education or ministry).
  • Have relevant school, system or Church leadership experience demonstrating a capacity to provide leadership and advice at a school and system level.
  • Have demonstrated initiative and the ability to work in a team setting or unsupervised, as required.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • Competency in facilitation, professional learning, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A willingness to undertake travel as required.


  • Qualifications as a four-year trainer teacher or equivalent
  • Active NESA Accreditation
  • Active AWTL Accreditation
  • Current paid NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) number
  • Completion of anaphylaxis training


Salary is in accordance with Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019.


  • Work in quality schools where students are nurtured, challenged and encouraged to excel and grow
  • A corporate fitness program through Fitness Passport
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Training and staff development programs
  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees
  • Access to long service leave after just five years for eligible employees.


Contact Ryan Gato on Tel: (02) 4979 1200 or via email: [email protected]


  • Please provide a cover letter along with your resume
  • Within your cover letter address each of the selection criteria as listed under EXPERIENCE/CRITERIA above and ensure your response to each criteria is no longer than 300 words.

Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted.

Applications close: Sunday 28th July 2024 at 11.59pm

Additional information

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is a child safe organisation, committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable persons and has zero-tolerance of any abuse. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and comply with our Safeguarding Framework Policy and Codes of Conduct.

This position has been determined as child related and the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will be verifying the successful applicant’s Working with Children Check for Paid Employment prior to commencing working in the position.  For more information, please visit the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

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