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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.

A further 150 students joined the College at the commencement of 2021 to give a total student population of 300. 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.

At the start of 2021, students began using their AFL accredited (MCG size) oval to the western side of the Columba Centre. The oval has been designed to a high standard with various options including turf that ensures that it remains a quality facility for many years to come.

The College is currently undertaking two major building projects that are scheduled to be completed at the commencement of the 2022 school year:

  1. Our Specialist Centre incorporating science, art, technology (wood, plastics, metal), information 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 physical activity and creativity in a modern educational setting.

Works will commence at the start of 2022 on the next building project that will encompass administration, student services and library in readiness for the 2023 school year. Further building projects have been planned in the years to come.

Iona College will enrol approximately 234 Year 7 students for 2022, thereby bringing the total student population next year to around 560 in total (with further growth expected in Years 8 & 9). Rapid growth as evidenced by our 2022 enrolments is expected over coming years as the College adds additional year levels. It is expected that the College will reach a capacity of 1400 students.

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 the 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 Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS). Further information on MACS can be found at: https://www.macs.vic.edu.au/ The College has also established an Advisory Council who continue to guide the College through its Foundational years. The Advisory Council is made up of two Canonical Administrators, members of the community with a specific skill, as well as parents.

Iona College Geelong invites applications for a number of administrative and learning support roles, from individuals who possess the desire to the continual development of our emerging Catholic Secondary School community.

Non-Teaching Positions 2022

The following non-teaching positions are advertised:

  • ICT Support Officer (0.6FTE) – 12 month contract with the potential for ongoing employment beyond 2022
  • Maintenance Officer (1.0FTE) – Ongoing position

Conditions of employment can be found by accessing the Victorian Catholic Education Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2018.

15/01/22 – 24/01/22 (12pm) Iona College Geelong Non-Teaching Positions Advertised*

*All applications received will be acknowledged by a return email at the time of submission. This return email constitutes an official notification that your application has been received. No other correspondence will be received regarding your application unless you are selected for an interview.

If successful in obtaining an interview you may be contacted either by email or phone.  If you have not been contacted by 25/01/22 you have not been successful in making the interview shortlist.

25/01/22 Interviews Take Place

By 31/01/22 Positions Appointed #

*The Principal may at any time vary the above timeline as required.
# All applicants who have been interviewed but have been unsuccessful in gaining a position for 2022 will be notified via email by this day.

PROCESS:

Interested applicants should only submit the following via email:

  1.  Iona College Geelong non-teaching application form.
  2. Introductory Letter (maximum one page) outlining the reasons that you are making an application.

Please note that only these two documents (non-teaching Application Form and Introductory Letter), should be submitted as your application for employment. All applications must be emailed to the address outlined below.

Email: employment@iona.vic.edu.au

Note: There is limited capacity for the Principal to respond to individual phone calls and emails regarding these positions until candidates are contacted for interview after shortlisting.

Closing Date for Applications: 12:00pm on Monday 24 January 2022.

ICT Support Officer Role Description:

Refer to the download section below.

Maintenance Officer Role Description:

Refer to the download section below.

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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