- Are you a passionate, innovative and dynamic teacher who is looking for a new opportunity?
- Are you willing to contribute your skill and expertise as an interdisciplinary teacher to the ongoing formation of an exciting new Catholic co-educational community?
- Do you consider individual wellbeing and positive relationships to be at the heart of student learning?
- Do you wish to positively contribute to the ongoing formation of a secondary educational environment that challenges the learning status quo?
- Do you believe that teamwork and collaboration are a non-negotiable part of the teaching profession?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to the above, then you are encouraged to apply for this exciting new opportunity to be part of the Iona College Geelong Teaching Staff in 2022.
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:
- 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;
- 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 end of 2021 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 suitably qualified and experienced teachers looking for an exciting career challenge to join our staff in 2022. These positions will be full time and permanent. At this point in time no part time teaching positions are available.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST 2022
Iona College invites expressions of interest in employment of teachers who have combinations of the following teaching methods across the Learning Domains:
- Religious Education
- Health and Physical Education
- The Arts (Performing Arts)
- Technologies (Information Technologies)
- Technologies (Food Technologies)
The College currently has sufficient staffing levels in LOTE, Technology (Design) and The Arts (Visual Arts and Music), so applicants with these methods would need to have a second method of expertise if expressing interest.
It is expected that the College will employ numerous teaching staff for 2022. Therefore, there is a distinct advantage for applicants who have the ability to take a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach to Learning and Teaching as well as the ability and willingness to teach Religious Education.
Conditions of employment can be found by accessing the Victorian Catholic Education Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2018
12/06/21 – 23/06/21 Iona College Geelong Teaching Positions Advertised*
- The Age (12/06/21)
- Geelong Advertiser (12/06/21)
*All Expressions of Interest received will be acknowledged by an automated return email at the time of submission. This return email constitutes official notification that your Expression of Interest has been received. No other correspondence will be received regarding your expression of interest submission unless you are selected for an interview. You may be contacted regarding and interview either by email or phone. If successful in obtaining an interview, you will be provided with a booking link where you can select an interview time. If you have not been contacted by 16/07/21 you have not been successful in making the interview shortlist. Given the number of appointments to be made it is expected that successful candidates will not be officially appointed until 6/08/21.
- 24/06/21 – 16/07/21: Expressions of Interest Assessed and Shortlist Completed.
- 28/06/21- 30/07/21: Interviews Take Place
- By 06/08/21: Positions Appointed #
*The Principal may at any time vary the above timeline as required.
# All candidates who have been interviewed but have been unsuccessful in gaining a position for 2022 will be notified via email by 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.
NB. Please note that some limitations exist with the ability to interview all candidates who have expressed interest in teaching at Iona College in 2022, and the shortlisting process will consider a number of factors including experience, qualifications and flexibility with teaching methods and how this aligns with the present teaching cohort at the College.
Interested applicants should submit the following via email:
- Iona College Geelong Teaching Application Form.
- Introductory Letter addressing the following questions:
- Your reasons for wanting to become part of the Iona College Geelong Teaching Staff.
- The skills and attributes that you will contribute to the position sought and how these qualities may set you apart from other applicants.
- Briefly, your vision for Iona College for the next six years.
- Iona College Positions of Leadership Application Form 2022 (if you are applying for a POL).
Responses (introductory letter) should not exceed two pages (approximately 700 words).
Please note that only these two documents (Teaching Application Form and Introductory Letter), should be submitted as your application for teaching staff positions, with the POL application form submitted in addition if you are a POL applicant. All applications must be emailed to the address outlined below.
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: 4:00pm on Wednesday 23 June 2021.
Iona College Geelong Teacher Role Description:
Refer to additional attachment for teacher role description. (see below)
Positions of Leadership:
Refer to additional attachment for Positions of Leadership (see below)*.
*Only specific Positions of Leadership are being advertised as others are being filled internally. Internal staff members will also be applying for the positions advertised.
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:
- Take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;
- Value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
- Foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children;
- Respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount;
- Provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;
- Engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development;
- 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;
- Share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
- Value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.