Available Positions
Deputy Principal

St Columba’s College Ltd is a Catholic Years 7-12 school for young women located in Essendon.  Under the stewardship of Mary Aikenhead Ministries, and conducted in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity, the College has a rich history of educating young women who are faithful and strong, empowered to discover, pursue and achieve their aspirations.

Applications for the following position, commencing January 2019, are invited from suitably qualified and experienced educators who have a passion for girls’ education and who are committed to innovation and the exploration of possibilities:

Deputy Principal

Please click here to read the Deputy Principal Role Description: 

Deputy Principal - Role Description Deputy Principal - Role Description (323 KB)

To apply for this position, please complete or attach the following:

• application form (online via the Employment section on the College website below)
• letter of application including your responses to the selection criteria. Your application should be addressed to Ms Rita Grima, Principal. 
• up-to-date curriculum vitae
• academic transcripts
• proof of identity

As part of this process you will need to forward the Confidential Referee Report to three referees for completion. The completed reports will need to be emailed to the College via employment@columba.vic.edu.au by Monday, 24 September 2018 at 4.00 pm to be included with the shortlisting process. The Confidential Referee Report file can be downloaded below: 

Documents which may support your application:

Applications close Monday, 24 September 2018 at 4 pm


 Action Date 
 Applications close  Monday, 24 September at 4pm
 Short-listing completed  Thursday, 27 September 
 Applicants contacted regarding interview  Thursday, 27 September
 Interviews conducted Tuesday, 9 October 

Mary Aikenhead Ministries schools are committed to promoting the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children


St Columba’s College is committed to child safety and is legally required to obtain the following information about a person whom it proposes to engage to perform child-connected work:

  • a. Working with Children Check status, or similar check
  • b. proof of personal identity and any professional or other qualifications
  • c. the person’s history of work involving children
  • d. references that address the person’s suitability for the job and working with children.

It is a requirement that all applicants complete this form. You must complete all parts of the form. Any false or incomplete statement or information in this form or in connection with your application for employment may lead to a rejection of your application for employment. Any information provided by you in this form may be checked by the prospective employer with relevant authorities, previous employers, referees or sources. By signing or submitting this form you consent to these pre-employment checks. Information provided will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).


Personal Details
Title *
Family Name *
Given Name *
Address Details
Address *
Suburb *
State *
Postcode *

Please list your academic and professional qualifications below, including the qualification, the institution where you attained your qualification and the year completed. *

Other relevant experience

Please list any other experience you would consider relevant. *

Are you accredited to teach in a Catholic school? *

Certificate number *

Are you accredited to teach religious education? *

Certificate number *

Are you registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching? *

VIT number *

Have you attended professional development in the past 2 years? *

Are you currently receiving work cover payments? *

Please indicate your religion below *

Professional development

Have you attended any relevant professional development sessions in the last two years? Please list the course/unit, a description and the year completed. *

Please indicate your religion below *

Do you have a current national criminal record check? *

Issue date
Certification number

Do you have a current Working with Children Check? *

Expiry date:
Certification number:

Are you currently receiving work cover payments? *

Name *
Address *
Telephone *
Occupation *

Name *
Address *
Telephone *
Occupation *

Name *
Address *
Occupation *
contact details
Business *
Mobile *
Home *
Email Address *
current employment details

Current appointment *

Current employer *

Address of current employer *

Commencement date at current appointment *

Current salary level *

Pre-employment disclosure questions

It is an inherent requirement of the position that you be a person suitable to work in child-connected work. Each of the following questions are relevant to the prospective employer understanding and determining your likely ability to carry out the inherent requirements of the advertised position. You must answer each question.


1. Have you ever had any disciplinary action taken against you by an employer (e.g.: received a warning or had your employment terminated) in relation to any inappropriate or unprofessional conduct?) If yes, please provide details: *

2. Have you ever been the subject of an allegation of inappropriate or unprofessional conduct which has been substantiated by an employer or other body? If yes, please provide details: *

3. Have you ever been found guilty of a criminal offence or are you currently facing criminal charges? If yes, please provide details: *

4. Do you consent to the prospective employer contacting the appropriate person at any or all of your current or former employers (including any retired person who at the relevant time may have been employed by a former employer) to confirm the accuracy of your answers in questions 1-3 above and to ask about your suitability to work with children? (If no, this will be discussed further if you are offered an interview). *

Supporting Documents

In your Curriculum Vitae, please include all your employment history, as well as any other experience you consider relevant. Please include the position held, the dates of commencement and end of employment and a brief description of experience.

Cover Letter Please upload DOC, DOCX & PDF format files only)*

Curriculum Vitae Please upload DOC, DOCX & PDF format files only)*

Copy of academic transcripts Please upload DOC, DOCX & PDF format files only)*

Proof of identity Please upload DOC, DOCX & PDF format files only)*


I declare that the contents of this form are true and correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and no information concerning my employment history has been withheld. I understand that any wilfully incorrect or misleading answer or material omission which relates to any of the questions in this form may make me ineligible for employment, or if employed, liable to disciplinary action which may include dismissal.

I understand that all applicants are required to undergo background screening which may include a National Police Record Check. I consent to such screening and checks in connection with my application for employment. I consent to the prospective employer making inquiries of any current and/or previous employers in connection to the information and answers I have provided in this form to verify the accuracy of the information in this form and to confirm my ability to carry out the inherent requirements of the position including my suitability to perform child-connected work. I understand and accept that my appointment to this position requires compliance with the College’s child-safe policy and code of conduct.


I understand and accept that my appointment to this position requires a commitment to Catholic Education. I have read and understand the Statement of Principles regarding Catholic Education.