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Catholic Education Office, Thebarton

Catholic Education in South Australia operates within the Archdiocese of Adelaide and the Diocese of Port Pirie to meet the needs of families who choose an education based on Christian principles in the Catholic tradition. The Catholic Education Office (CEO) provides professional support services to its school communities.

Deputy Director School Quality and Performance

Position Type
Catholic Education Office
Commence Date
Employment Status
Fixed Term
FTE/Hours per week
Full Time

Role Details

  • Five Year Term

Catholic Education South Australia is embarking on a significant period of innovation and change as it responds to the demands and opportunities emanating from the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools (SACCS) Strategy for Leading Catholic Education to New Levels of Excellence.

Over the next five years, Catholic schools and the Catholic Education Offices will be working in partnership with families, children and young people to give life to the Living Learning Leading Framework and to successfully position Catholic Education South Australia as the leading education system in Australia.

In this pivotal newly created role the Deputy Director will deliver excellent experiences and outcomes for students and their families in accordance with the mission of the Catholic Church and the vision of the Living Learning Leading Framework.

As a visionary leader of the School Quality and Performance section, the Deputy Director is responsible for leading the section, engaging with school communities to drive a significant improvement agenda tailored to the needs of primary and secondary schools, and ensuring school quality, performance and improvement across the system of 101 Catholic schools.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate leadership achievement in exemplary and innovative service delivery to school communities through the provision of high-quality curriculum and inclusive and diverse pedagogical and assessment practices. Your focus on achieving strategic imperatives will be outcome and evidence based, defining clear frameworks for success and support.

Exceptional in developing effective mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders and an inspiring leader, you will drive a culture of system service delivery, understanding and meeting the school quality and performance needs of our schools through defining and evaluating agreed strategies and outcomes.

You will uphold the values of Catholic education by modelling leadership that is based on integrity and compassion. Applications are sought from experienced Catholic educational leaders with the passion, commitment and drive to deliver on our vision.

Applicants are invited to contact Lucy Brodie on 08 8301 6603 for the required information pack or alternatively email

The successful candidate will be expected to undergo our screening process.

Catholic Education SA is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment. Catholic Education SA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to apply.

How to Apply

Please direct your application, including a covering letter detailing your experience and expertise as it relates to our position (maximum 3-4 pages); resume (detailing 4 referees); and the Application Declaration Form to the contact below.
Direct Applications To
The Director of Catholic Education
Attention Of
Dr Neil McGoran
Close Date
4pm Monday 23 Sep 2019

It is required that an Application Declaration Form be completed and submitted with your application.

Further information about this role can be found in the PID below. 

Position Information Document
PO Box 179, Torrensville Plaza SA 5031
(08) 8301 6600

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