Head of Identity and Formation

St Virgil’s College, Hobart

Full-Time Ongoing Position
Start date: Start of Term 4 2021 (or negotiable)
Reports To: Deputy Principal

St Virgil’s College, founded in 1911, is a Kindergarten, Grade 3 to Year 10 school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition. The aim of the College is to support parents in educating their sons within the Catholic tradition and the spirit of Edmund Rice.

The St Virgil’s Junior School (Kindergarten, Grade 3 to 6) is located in Patrick Street, Hobart, adjacent to St Mary’s Cathedral.  The secondary campus (Grade 7 to 10) has approximately 630 students and is situated on an expansive property at Austins Ferry.

The College has commenced Kindergarten in 2021 and will become a K-12 College by 2024. During this exciting time of growth and development, the College is seeking visionary, experienced and courageous educational leaders to create an innovative, authentically Catholic education with boys at the centre.

The Head of Identity and Formation will provide leadership from K-12. They will work as part of a collaborative team with the Heads of:

*Student Welfare;

*Data, Intervention and Personalisation;

*Professional Practice, and

*Curriculum, Assessment and Standards.


Job Summary

St Virgil’s College will develop a collaborative team of educational leaders who will direct the practices that realise personalised education and ensure the best possible outcomes for students in learning, formation, social and emotional domains. The Head of Identity and Formation will, as a member of this team, lead all aspects of the learning and teaching program with particular emphasis on the formation of the young people as disciples of Jesus and the authentic embodiment of the Edmund Rice charism in every aspect of the College.

All teaching and leadership within the College is conducted in line with the mission of a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition.

For further information about the position, including Duties & Responsibilities, Experience & Qualifications and Key Selection Criteria, please click here.


Application Procedure

Please note this appointment is made by St Virgil’s College and all queries & applications should be forwarded directly to the College.

Applications should include an application letter, current CV and a four-page maximum response addressing the key selection criteria for the position.

Applications must be submitted to the Principal, Mr Damian Messer.

Please address to:

Mr Damian Messer


St Virgil’s College

195 Main Rd