Edmund Rice Education Australia invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for appointment as:

Deputy Principal

St Patrick’s College

Ballarat, VIC
Commencing January 2022

The College:

St Patrick’s College, Ballarat is a Catholic day and boarding school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition. The College is structured into three schools – Junior (Years 7 & 8), Middle (Year 9) and Senior School (Years 10-12) and has an enrolment of approximately 1,300 boys.

The College was founded in 1893 and is conducted and governed by Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). The College’s vision is “raising fine boys to the status of great men”.

The Position:

The Executive Director of EREA is seeking to appoint a Deputy Principal to join the St Patrick’s College Leadership Team, commencing in January 2022. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator to take the next step in their leadership journey. The key focus areas of the role of Deputy Principal at St Patrick’s College, Ballarat are Teaching & Learning and Cultural Change – Students, Staff & Parents.

The successful applicant will be a contemporary and experienced educator with a passion for learning and having relevant leadership experience to satisfy the selection criteria for this key senior position.

An Applicant Information Package, outlining the Selection Criteria and Key Responsibilities for the position, can be obtained below or by contacting Madison McQuiggan on (03) 9426 3205 or recruitment@erea.edu.au.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Diarmuid O’Riordan, EREA Regional Director Southern, on (03) 9426 3234 or diarmuid.oriordan@erea.edu.au. Click here for more information about St Patrick’s College.

Expressions of interest should be addressed to Dr Craig Wattam, EREA Executive Director, and can be emailed to recruitment@erea.edu.au. Please include a:

*Curriculum Vitae;

*Covering Letter, outlining reasons for your interest in and suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages).


All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures.  These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures.

Suitably qualified candidates will be notified and invited to submit a full application, including a detailed written response to criteria.



Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.