St Vincent’s College, Ashfield
Commencement Date: January 2023 (earlier start is preferable)
Closing Date: Sunday, 14 August 2022

About Sydney Catholic Schools

Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

About the College

St Vincent’s College will be created by amalgamating three Ashfield Schools – St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, De La Salle College and Bethlehem College into one co-educational K-12 college, commencing January 2023. As Dean, you will play a key role in this transformation and support the school community through this journey. Built on the foundations of excellence, the priority of the College in 2023 and beyond is a future-focused strategic vision aimed at delivering ambitious educational outcomes for every student.

The reimagining, redevelopment and rebranding will create a college which forms students who thrive, influence and help create a just and equitable world. The College will deliver flexible approaches at all stages of learning. The proposed model focuses on a comprehensive education, with a particular focus on mathematics, technology, the sciences, entrepreneurial skills, global competencies and a lively Church to the world mission, equipping students to be ethical and optimistic influencers. The model anticipates impactful connections and partnerships with not-for profits, with the corporate sector and with higher education providers. Linking entrepreneurial skills to social service work embodies Ashfield’s Church to the world focus.

About You

In the newly created role of Head of Operations K-12, you will be part of the College Leadership Team. Reporting to the Principal, the Head of Operations K-12 plays a vital role in ensuring that the SCS values of empathy, excellence, truth, curiosity and collaboration are drivers for establishing a thriving Catholic community. The position focuses on processes for the safe and efficient operation of the College to support student learning and wellbeing and the opportunities to succeed in life, as well as ensuring effective strategic change through a range of improvement strategies.

To be considered for this role, you must have experience demonstrating that you can deliver in the following areas:

  • leading a school wide culture that is characterised by high performance, continuous improvement, data-informed decision making and a commitment to best practice
  • ensuring effective strategic change through implementing a range of improvement strategies
  • ensuring accreditation, compliance and governance accountabilities are met
  • overseeing staff, establishing work schedules, setting and achieving high standards of stakeholder experience, effectiveness and efficiency
  • overseeing financial processes by providing key direction in spending, budgets, billing, finances and fee collection
  • managing critical incidents and emergency procedures and managing Work, Health and Safety, maintenance and property matters
  • leading effective management of school facilities and infrastructure through operational leadership of major and minor Capex projects, facilities, assets, procurement, security, grounds and contract management.


  • leading teams with marketing and engagement responsibilities

You will have attained or be pursuing the following:

  • a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent leadership qualification.


Submit your application via the ‘Apply’ button and follow the steps to complete your application.

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For any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (8am- 5pm Mon-Fri).

Working With Children Check (WWCC)
This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

To know and love Christ through learning.

Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.

Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity, and collaboration.

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