System Learning & Teaching Adviser, Kirwan

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Diocese of Townsville Catholic EducationKirwan
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term:

Position: System Learning & Teaching Adviser - Religious Education
Salary Range: $124,917 - $139,785
Tenure: Full-time (3 Year Contract) - 38 hours per week
Commencing Date: 13th January 2020
Location: Catholic Education Office, Kirwan
Closing Date: 4pm Monday 16th September 2019

Our Organisation

Townsville Catholic Education supports 29 schools in our Diocese, located in a region extending to Mount Isa in the west, Proserpine in the south and north to Abergowrie.  The Catholic Diocese of Townsville provides a diverse range of education choices including primary, secondary and Prep-to-Year 12, as well as kindergarten and childcare facilities.  Each provides a high educational standard in a caring and stimulating environment.  The Diocese has a growing Indigenous education program and some of our schools offer both boarding and day-student facilities.

Purpose of the Role
This position exists to provide advice and guidance to School Service Teams and school leaders on matters of effective pedagogy, curriculum and teaching practice within the Religious Education context, with the aim of supporting the achievement of quality outcomes for students and promoting the ongoing development of Catholic Education.

 As our Learning & Teaching Adviser - Religious Education, you will:

  • Work across our network of schools and to be part of the circle of influence affecting this school network.
  • Liaise proactively with School Service Teams to provide specialist advice which supports both a) delivery of high quality and timely advice to school leaders and teachers on matters of Religious Education curriculum and pedagogy as well as school performance; and b) manage the implementation of Religious Education portfolio initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Director - Catholic Identity & Indigenous Education Services and liaise with Diocesan clergy to develop Catholic formation initiatives, and coordinate the delivery of these initiatives across TCE
  • Serve as a key source of expertise regarding policy, research, best practice and regulatory requirements relevant to curriculum development, pedagogy and professional learning as they relate to Religious Education; and act as a conduit between TCE and professional bodies in these matters.
  • Draw on your current knowledge to design and lead Religious Education professional development capacity building initiatives across TCE 

What we offer
An attractive remuneration package including:

  • Competitive salary range: $124,917 - $139,785 (depending on experience)
  • 5 weeks annual leave - with leave loading paid on 4 weeks
  • Salary packaging options via REMSERV
  • Modern facilities and equipment
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (if an employee co-contribution is made)
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ Paid Parental Leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Corporate Health Insurance 
  • Induction and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs

About you

Mandatory Criteria

  • Appropriate Tertiary qualifications
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with Queensland College of Teachers
  • Full accreditation to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school
  • A minimum of 8-semester units of postgraduate study in Religious Education, Scripture, Theology, Catholic Ethos
  • Current Working with Children Suitability Card or eligibility
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to travel from time to time within the Townsville Diocese


  • Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training.

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • Recent Religious Education leadership experience in a Catholic School within the K-12 range
  • Demonstrated successful experience coaching and supporting school staff to implement Religious Education programs, and competency in preparing and presenting professional development for teachers in an adult learning environment
  • Experience in the application of contemporary Religious Education policy and research
  • Experience in curriculum development and innovation
  • Sound understanding of the Mission and Purpose of Catholic Education
  • Deep knowledge of school leadership roles and the challenges and opportunities they provide in adding value to the learning journeys of students in the Catholic Education context
  • Deep knowledge of Church policy, research, best practice and regulatory requirements, theology (assessment & reporting), Catholic formation and Religious Education curriculum and teaching practice
  • Deep knowledge of contemporary curriculum (including State and Federal curriculum directions), pedagogy and professional learning practice
  • Knowledge of the Queensland Board of Teacher Registration requirements
  • Knowledge of Diocesan policy and procedures
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including an ability to build and maintain productive relationships with a broad stakeholder group
  • Ability to influence and support behaviour and practice change without asserting direct line management
  • Ability to work in a matrix structure and effectively manage time commitments and relationships to achieve shared outcomes
  • Effective analytical skills necessary to provide advice to the Director-Catholic Identity & Indigenous Education Services and Executive Director on a range of issues concerned with Industrial Relations, Legal Issues, Employment Planning, Staff Development and School Management
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a professional, informed, flexible and caring manner
  • Well-developed capacity for creative and strategic thinking in the areas of problem-solving and future directions.

How to Apply

  1. Please complete the application form below and respond to the questions. 
  2. Refer to the supporting documents (see links below) to assist you with completing your responses to each question. The questions have been designed to ascertain how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the key requirements of the role.  Please answer each question in no more than 300 words.
  3. Upload a current resume with contact details of two referees, one being your current line manager/school leader, the other being your Parish Priest.
  4. Upload any relevant qualifications

The Supporting Documents are: 

Position Description

TCE Strategic Directions

Leadership Framework

Employment in a Catholic School

Further Details

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.
For a confidential conversation please contact Louise Vella-Cox (Director,  Catholic Identity and Indigenous Education Services) Phone: (07) 4773 0900
For further information regarding the remuneration package please contact TCEO Staffing Services

Application close 4pm Monday 16th September 2019 

Interviews will be held on Thursday 10th October 2019.




More about Diocese of Townsville Catholic Education
Address: Townsville Catholic Education Office, 2 Gardenia Avenue, Kirwan, Queensland, QLD 4814, Australia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +61 7 4773 0900