Director of Learning

EREA National Office

Richmond, VIC
Commencing January 2022



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. The EREA National Office is located in Central Richmond, only a 5-minute walk from East Richmond Station, 10-minute walk from Richmond Station and just minutes from trams on Church Street, Swan Street and Bridge Road.



EREA is seeking to appoint a Director of Learning to provide strategic leadership to schools in delivering high-quality learning and teaching. Reporting to the National Director Liberating Education, the Director of Learning will:

*Lead the ongoing development, implementation and review of the EREA Learning Statement: Implementing Liberating Practice in Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition;

*Take a key role in leading and managing the EREA School Renewal and Improvement process;

*Support EREA’s Formation, Reconciliation and Global Engagement initiatives.

The Director of Learning will work collaboratively with a dedicated team of Education Officers, with Leaders of Learning in EREA schools, and contribute to policy development on Formation, Professional Learning and Leadership Development.

The successful applicant will be a highly qualified and experienced senior leader, a dedicated teacher who is passionate about Catholic education, and who possesses the ability to provide quality leadership in learning, pedagogy, and wellbeing.


To succeed in the role you will have:

*An excellent understanding of and demonstrated commitment to the mission of Catholic schools;

*A capacity to lead school communities in the development of the Edmund Rice values and Charter;

*A personal faith commitment which drives the understanding of mission in Catholic schools;

*Proven leadership in learning and curriculum in a Catholic school, preferably at Principal or Deputy Principal level;

*Successful leadership experience including team formation and development, project management, and policy development;

*A demonstrated capacity for a leadership style characterised by collaboration, accessibility, resilience, decisiveness and achievement of outcomes;

*High level communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking and presentation, negotiation, influence and persuasion;

*High level coordination, organisational, time management, project management, and information and communications technology skills;

*Appropriate professional qualifications, including a higher degree in a discipline relating to curriculum, learning, pedagogy, education, leadership or management.


The role will be based full-time at the EREA National Office in Richmond, Victoria. Flexible work arrangements will be in line with the EREA Flexible Work Arrangements Policy.

An Applicant Information Package, outlining the Selection Criteria and Position Description, can be obtained below or by contacting Madison McQuiggan on (03) 9426 3205 or



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

*Curriculum Vitae

*Cover Letter, outlining your interest in and suitability for the position (no more than one A4 page)

*Written Statement responding to the Selection Criteria of the role (no more than three A4 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.

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 about the position, please contact Bryan Rodgers, National Manager Human Resources, at (03) 9426 3217 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.