St Joseph’s Catholic Flexible Learning Centre

Alice Springs, NT


An exciting and unique opportunity exists to lead St Joseph’s Catholic Flexible Learning Centre in Alice Springs, commencing in January 2023. As Principal, you will have delegated responsibility from the Oscar Romero Network Principal for the management and leadership of the Centre and any outreach services related to the Centre.

You will lead a team of professional and dedicated teaching staff, youth workers and support staff who are committed to providing educational pathways for young people who have been disenfranchised from mainstream education.

This is an outstanding career opportunity to take the next step in your leadership journey or for a challenge in a new environment. This role will develop even the most experienced educator and allow you to make a significant impact on the education and lives of vulnerable young people in Alice Springs.



St Joseph’s Catholic Flexible Learning Centre (FLC) is a part of the Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexible Schools Network (EREAFSN), a national initiative of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) that is recognised as being a leading organisation for the provision of education and social inclusion programs for disenfranchised young people.

St Joseph’s Catholic FLC is part of the Oscar Romero Flexible Schools Network under the leadership of a Network Principal. The Oscar Romero Flexible Schools Network is comprised of FAME in Christie Downs, south of Adelaide; Edmund Rice Flexi School, north of Adelaide; the Geraldton Flexible Learning Centre with a second campus in Carnarvon, and St Joseph’s Catholic Flexible Learning Centre, Alice Springs.

St Joseph’s provides a place and an opportunity to re-engage with learning and community for approximately 90 young people. Flexible learning centres are Special Assistance Schools that create a ‘common ground’ based on our four principles where young people are empowered to determine their own pathways.

For more information, including to hear about a typical day at St Joseph’s, please visit here.



Our ideal Principal is an educational leader with a passion for, and experience in, working with disenfranchised young people of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds. You will relish the opportunity to build honest and authentic relationships with young people and their families or carers, supporting and celebrating the uniqueness and dignity of each individual.



We appreciate that this role may require re-location. As Principal, you will receive:

*Attractive salary package

*Subsidised accommodation

*Travel allowance to support travel ‘home’ during school breaks

*Professional Renewal Leave (Leave and financial provision)

*Professional Development opportunities, including National EREA Conference Events



Expressions of interest should be addressed to Dr Craig Wattam, EREA Executive Director, and can be emailed to Please include a:

1.Current CV

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


All expressions of interest will be acknowledged by reply email. Please contact us if you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 7 days.

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

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Gerard Keating, Oscar Romero Network Principal, on 0417 721 890 or




Employment is subject to compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates and a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance. 

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.

 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.