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Opportunity: IT Infrastructure and Support Manager

CONTEXT:

Iona College Geelong is a Catholic Co-educational College located in Charlemont (a 15-minute drive from the Geelong CBD) which is part of the rapidly developing Armstrong Creek growth area located between Geelong and the Surf Coast (a 15 minute drive from Torquay).

After many years in the planning, Iona College Geelong officially opened its doors for the first time for students at the start of the 2020 school year. 150 Year 7 students have formed the Foundation year for the College coming from many different regions within Geelong, the Surf Coast and Bellarine.

At the start of this year, students were excited to be greeted by a Foundation staff of thirteen teachers and eight support staff, who together are forming a unique culture around learning and wellbeing. Iona College is the fifth and newest Catholic Secondary School in the Geelong region and the second Catholic Co-educational option for parents seeking a Catholic Education for their daughters and sons.

A comprehensive Master Plan has been developed that will ensure that the student community of Iona College have state of the art facilities befitting educational needs for the present and the future. $65 million dollars in being invested in capital works over the next six years. The ‘Columba Centre’ is a three story multi-disciplinary learning centre that has an imposing outlook to the City of Geelong and the You-Yang’s in the North and the Surf Coast in the South. In addition to the Columba Centre, a comprehensive landscaping program has taken place with a focus on native vegetation and ensuring that students have many and varied play spaces.

In June of this year, work commenced on the establishment of an AFL accredited (MCG size) oval to the western side of the Columba Centre. The oval has been designed with various options including turf that will ensure that it is ready for use at the start of the 2021 school year.

In October of this year we expect to commence construction of two major projects:

  1. Our Specialist Centre incorporating science, art, technology, media and STEM that will provide a unique opportunity for students to follow their passion for learning in a modern state of the art facility and;
  2. Our Gymnasium, Food Technology and Music Centre that will allow for activity and creativity for many years to come.

It is expected that the building of these facilities will be completed by the end of 2021 in readiness for the 2022 school year.

Iona College will enrol approximately 150 Year 7 students for 2021 thereby bringing the total student population next year to around 300 in total. Rapid growth is expected over coming years as the College adds additional year levels.

As a Catholic School, Iona is committed to the service of those who are marginalised in our society. Service of other will form a key part in the Catholic Identity that Iona will craft over the next few years. We intend to reinforce with our students need to use the education that they will be privileged to receive, to enact the College motto: ‘Learning to Change the World’.

The current Governance structure of the College lies with the Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli, who has delegated the legal responsibility of the College to four Delegated Canonical Administrators who are Chaired by the Parish Priest of St Mary’s Geelong, Fr Jim Clarke. The Delegated Canonical Administrators have also put in place an Advisory Board who assists in guiding the College through its Foundational years. The Advisory Board is chaired by Mr Paul Tobias who is the former Principal of St Joseph’s College Geelong.

Iona College Geelong invites suitably qualified people looking for an exciting career challenge by joining our staff. This position is full time and permanent.

THE POSITION:

Iona College invites applications for the position of IT Infrastructure and Support Manager. IT plays a significant and important role in a students education in the 21st century. It is extremely important that our College has a reliable and fast IT system to allow staff and students to perform at their best. Our core system was installed at the beginning of 2020 and this will be handed over to the successful applicant to manage.

This role will be responsible for the day to day management of all of the College’s IT infrastructure which includes our virtual environment, Wi-Fi network, phone system, laptop program, etc. You will also be required to provide support to our students and staff via managing our IT Helpdesk.

This role will initially be the only position in our IT department but we expect to add more resources to this space as the school rapidly grows. Therefore there is also further management growth available to the right candidate. More information on this position can be found in the Position Description.

Conditions of employment can be found by accessing The Victorian Catholic Education Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2018 http://www.cecv.catholic.edu.au/Employee-Relations/Salary-and-Conditions.

TIMELINE*:

8/7/20 – 19/07/20 – Position Advertised ^

^ All applications received will be acknowledged by a return email at the time of submission. This return email constitutes official notification that your application has been received. No other correspondence will be sent regarding your application submission unless you are selected for an interview. If you have not been contacted by 22/07/20 you have not been successful in making the interview shortlist.

20/07/20 – 22/07/20 – Applications Assessed and Interview Shortlist Completed.

24/07/20 – Interviews to take place

By 27/07/20 – Positions Appointed #

*The Principal may at any time vary the above timeline as required.

# All candidates who have been interviewed but have been unsuccessful will be notified via email on this day. Given the number of candidates to be interviewed, it is impossible for the Principal to phone each unsuccessful applicant whilst at the same time, be cognisant about the need to inform all candidates successful or otherwise in a timely manner. Feedback from interview can be provided at a later date, upon request.

PROCESS:

Interested applicants should submit the following via email:

  1. Iona College Geelong Non-Teaching Application Form.
  2. Resume outlining previous job history.
  3. Introductory Letter addressing your reasons for wanting to join Iona College Geelong and what skills, passion, knowledge and any other relevant information you think we should know about you and what you can bring to this position.

This introductory letter should not exceed two pages (approximately 700 words).

Please note that only these three documents, should be submitted as your application and all submissions must be emailed to the address outlined below.

Email: employment@iona.vic.edu.au

 Closing Date: 4:00pm on Sunday 19 July 2020.

CHILD SAFE STANDARDS:

Every person employed at Iona College Geelong has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role she/he plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

In its planning, decision-making and operations Iona College Geelong will:

  1. Take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;
  2. Value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
  3. Foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children;
  4. Respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount;
  5. Provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;
  6. Engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development;
  7. Ensure children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable and encouraged to raise such issues;
  8. Share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
  9. Value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

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