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Recruitment Policy and Process

Marist College is committed to attracting and retaining high quality staff who will foster the welfare and spiritual growth of the students and families of the College’s community. Merit selection techniques will be applied to ensure that the best possible candidates are selected based on their skills, qualifications and experience. Merit selection will also include consideration of the ability of candidates to model, lead and uphold Catholic values and the College’s values, mission and strategic direction.

Marist College Canberra utilises a number of recruitment channels when advertising vacant positions which may include one of the following channels: our website, specialist employment websites, employment agencies/recruitment firms, print media, and internally through ‘Staff Matters’. The appropriate recruitment channel for a particular position will be determined by the Headmaster in consultation with the Director of Business Services.

Applicants for all positions must hold current Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) registration prior to commencing employment.

Applicants for all teaching positions must hold current registration with the Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) prior to commencing employment.

Application Information - Direct Applicants Only

Written applications should address the selection criteria, give full details of qualifications and experience and include the names of three referees.

Applicants must be willing to support the Catholic philosophy and the particular Marist ethos of the College and be involved in co-curricular activities. Salary is according to the relevant Awards and subsequent Agreements.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website and should be addressed to:

Assistant Head of School – Staff and Community

Marist College Canberra

PO Box 727



Email: hr@mcc.act.edu.au

Selection Process

  1. The College undertakes a rigorous screening process with the aim to recruit the best possible candidate for the role. As a child safe organisation, it is our policy that all new staff undergo screening including:
    • Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) registration
    • personal identity verification and background checking
    • verification of professional or other qualifications relevant to the role
    • an examination of their history of child-connected work
    • reference checking that addresses suitability for the role and working with children and young people.
  2. Applications are shortlisted by Assistant Head of School – Staff and Community and relevant Department Heads.
  3. Where applicable, an interview panel conducts interviews, contacts referees as per Marist Schools Australia guidelines and selects the preferred candidate for consideration by the Headmaster.
  4. A verbal offer of employment is made to the successful candidate by the AHSSC, followed by a letter of confirmation and written Employment Contract.
  5. Successful candidates are required to sign the Employment Contract agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined there-in.
  6. Successful teaching position candidates are required to agree to the terms and conditions outlined in ‘Teaching in Catholic Schools – Employment Expectations’. 

Acknowledgment of Applications

The College Staffing Office endeavours to acknowledge all applications as soon as possible following the position closing date. 

Privacy Policy

Marist College Canberra’s Information Collection Notice for Job Applicants explains how we protect the privacy of the personal information obtained regarding all employment applications.

Current Vacancies

Teaching Staff Positions

After School Study and Sport Coordinator

Marist College Canberra provides an after school study and sport program for our students from Year 4 to Year 6 every school day. We are seeking to employ an After School Study and Sport Coordinator to lead our service. Ideally the successful applicant will hold a teaching qualification and have experience working with children in an educational setting. They will have a genuine interest in children and be willing to assist students with their homework and deliver fun sporting activities.

This position is for term time only, with daily hours of 2:15pm to 6:15pm. This is a permanent position, commencing Monday 3 February 2020.

The successful applicant will also be committed to the full life of the College and supportive of its Catholic ethos.

Click here to view the Role Description and Selection Criteria.

Click here to view the Application Form.

Applications close Wednesday 22 January 2020. 

Support Staff Positions

Administrative Assistant

The College is looking for an Administrative Assistant to work in a professional and busy environment providing administrative support. The successful applicant will have a positive and courteous attitude and demonstrate an ability in providing administrative services in an organised, confidential, and accurate manner. The Administrative Assistant would typically work school term-time only, from 8:00am to 4:06pm Monday to Friday. The position is anticipated to be available from February 2020.

Click here to view the Role Description and Selection Criteria. 

Click here to view the Application Form. 

Applications close Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Casual Positions

Casual Relief Teachers - Primary and Secondary

The College necessarily has teachers absent from normal duties because of professional development, outdoor education program, illness, etc. We have a register of Primary and Secondary relief teachers who are interested in being contracted to fill casual vacancies. Senior Applicants should be qualified teachers who are prepared to actively teach and supervise classes whose regular teachers are away, but who would normally set work. Teachers on the College’s existing relief register are not required to re-apply.

Register of Casual Relief Support Staff

We are particularly seeking applications for Teacher Assistants who are able to work on a casual basis.

From time to time the College has non-teaching staff absent from normal duties because of illness and various other commitments. We are seeking to compile a register of support staff who are interested in being contracted to fill temporary and casual vacancies. Applicants should be qualified or experienced in word processing, general school related and office duties. They should be able to communicate effectively with students, staff and parents and be supportive of the Marist ethos. Applications should clearly state the type of area of interest e.g., secretarial, teacher assistant, general clerical, finance, bookhire, library, reception, maintenance, grounds etc.