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

Our mission is to know and love Christ through learning and our vision is to foster thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning. At the heart of all we do are our core values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.

The role

Reporting to the Directors of System Performance the Manager: School Operations Unit (SOU) leads a team of experienced professionals in managing and responding to all school, parent and wider community feedback. The SOU team responds by designing sustainable proactive solutions to continuously improve the way in which our school networks function and interact with communities. The SOU Unit acts as the escalation point for challenge matters.

This role focuses on building programs and resources to educate and empower school leaders to make the best decisions in the interests of their respective schools, as well as support schools to be confident in their knowledge, and aim to get to the core of any concerns raised from the parent and wider communities.

As the Manager: School Operations Unit, you will be a well-experienced operational driver with a strong strategic and legislative lens across all the intricacies of the system and schools.You will need to have experience in investigating complex matters and be a clear communicator with high level organisational skills. You will lead a purpose-built, highly experienced team with strong knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, practices, and traditions of schools.

The Manager: School Operations Unit is responsible for being a point of escalation for principals, students, and parents. They will take a proactive approach to identifying trends in feedback and develop professional training programs in response to these. Most importantly, they will be a leader of operation and innovation in improving and simplifying support for schools.

With a key remit of providing support and guidance to schools, this role will have the opportunity to make a difference in our schools to ensure our Catholic communities are thriving through excellence in teaching and learning.

The Person

To be successful in this position, you will possess:

  • Qualifications in Education, Leadership or Professional Services
  • Experience working with policy and legislative compliance
  • A minimum of 5+ years experience in Leadership with a focus on management of parent, student and employee issues
  • Strong formal investigation skills and experience across various areas including but not limited to legal, employee relations and child related matters
  • Demonstrated experience in data analytics and insights
  • Experience in leading and working across a multi-disciplined team
  • Significant experience in operations, driving innovation and in leading change
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to motivate, engage and encourage a team
  • Willingness to respect, support, and uphold the mission, ethos, and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools
  • Is a Baptised Catholic with demonstrated evidence of ongoing commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church and engagement in the life of a Catholic faith community is desirable
  • Ability to address and meet focus capabilities as stated in the Role Description

The Process

Submit your application by clicking on the “Apply” button.

To support your application you will be required to provide:

  • Your current resume
  • Cover letter addressing your suitability for the position

Closing Date: Monday, 26 July 2021 at 11:59pm

Enquiries: Please contact Emma Gleeson, Supervisor: Recruitment on (02) 9569 6111 (Mon-Fri).

Please note: This is a child-related position and a Working with Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. Also, as a permanent position, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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