System Learning & Teaching Adviser - Primary Schools, Townsville

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Diocese of Townsville Catholic EducationTownsville

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Start date: Term 3 Start or as negotiated
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: $147,888 - $161,795 (depending on experience)
Contract term: Fixed Term

System Learning & Teaching Adviser - Primary Schools

Job No: TCE154  Location: Townsville

  • Full-Time 3 Year Contract Opportunity (with a possibility to extend at the end of the contract)
  • Term 3 Start or as negotiated
  • 38 hours per week 
  • Applications Close 5pm Friday 14th of June 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 child care 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, school leaders and teaching staff on matters of most effective pedagogy, curriculum and teaching practice within the primary schooling context (specialising in Years 3-6), 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 to Primary Schools 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 primary school leaders and teachers on matters of curriculum, pedagogy and school performance; and b) the development and implementation of initiatives in their portfolio area (Curriculum/Indigenous Education/Religious Education).
  • Engage with School Leadership Teams, School Learning & Teaching Advisers and the teaching workforce on curriculum development and pedagogy matters affecting primary schools.
  • Serve as a key source of expertise regarding policy, research, best practice and regulatory requirements relevant to primary curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning; the position draws on this expertise to design and lead professional development capacity building initiatives across TCE and act as a conduit between TCE and professional bodies in these matters.
  • Draw on your significant classroom experience, contemporary research, learning data and policy knowledge to design specific professional learning opportunities and resources with a focus on the alignment of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting practices for primary schools.
  • Act as a conduit between TCE’s ICT function and the Curriculum portfolio by providing advice and oversight to school-based ICT specialists regarding best practice application of technology in the curriculum and teaching practice.

What we offer

An attractive remuneration package including:

  • Salary range: $147,888 - $161,795 (depending on experience)
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Plus up to 12.75% superannuation
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Open to consider possible secondment for those already working within TCE

About you


  • Appropriate Tertiary qualifications
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with Queensland College of Teachers
  • Full accreditation to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school or willingness to work towards gaining accreditation 

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience in education at school leadership team level or above (Catholic schools highly desirable)
  • Experience in the application of contemporary educational 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 primary education policy, research, best practice and regulatory requirements
  • Deep knowledge of primary curriculum (including State and Federal curriculum directions), pedagogy and professional learning practice
  • 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-Learning & Teaching 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 text 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.

Further Details

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

For a confidential conversation please contact Peter Stower (Director, Learning and Teaching) Phone: (07) 4773 0900

For further information regarding the remuneration package please contact TCEO Staffing Services

Application close: 5.00 pm Friday 14th of June 2019.

Position Description

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Employment in a Catholic School

Townsville Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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