Director of Finance and Infrastructure

EREA National Office (Melbourne) or EREA Northern Office (Brisbane)

Immediate start available



Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is a National Not-for-Profit Organisation, responsible for the governance and administration of 55 Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition across Australia.

The successful candidate will be part of a supportive team at the EREA National Office and undertake rewarding work which positively impacts the education of over 39,000 young people across Australia.



This newly developed role will support schools across Australia to create and execute generationally excellent capital master plans; be responsible for innovative and effective Mission Sustainability Reviews; and support schools in requiring short term assistance. Flexible work arrangements will be in line with the EREA Flexible Work Arrangements Policy.

Travel is an essential component of the role and it is expected that there will be 25-40% travel time to all states and territories.


To succeed in the role you will have:

*Tertiary qualifications in business/finance/commerce/law or equivalent

*A canny, resourceful, and creative work style

*Proven capital experience in a school, hospital, or other similar context

*Skills at working with a broad array of people, being a strong listener, able to interpret requirements and deliver feedback directly, clearly, and jargon-free

*The ability to be commercial and capable of driving a fair contract with builders and architects

*The ability to imagine and translate EREA’s mission, pedagogy, and financial constraints into a physical build balancing pragmatism with strategic intent

*Understanding of, and commitment to the values of a Catholic educational system of schools in the Edmund Rice tradition.


Please see the Position Description below for further details about the role.



Applications can be addressed to Dr Craig Wattam, EREA Executive Director, and emailed to Please include a:

  1. Current CV
  2. Cover Letter, outlining your interest in and suitability for the position (one page max).


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.

Evidence of a valid Working with Children Check and compliance with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions are a condition of employment.


For further information or any questions, please contact EREA Recruitment at (03) 9426 3205 or




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.